ALAN&CONOR HYDE.. An introduction.

Douglas Hyde, Ireland’s first president was inaugurated on 25th June 1938. The ceremony, which took place at Dublin Castle, marked Ireland’s coming of age as an independent nation. Hyde served as president from 1938 to 1945. Hyde No. 1 ‘President’s Cask’ pays homage to a man, who through his political, cultural and academic life, helped…

A DAY IN THE LIFE.. Callum Fraser

There are many iconic distilleries in Scotland, but not many come bigger than Glenfarclas.. This distillery is probably the biggest name out there when it comes down to sherry matured whisky,  so when I got the chance to get the distillery manager Callum Fraser on board  how could I refuse.. Glenfarclas distillery can be found…

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF… Ian Buxton

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF… Ian Buxton Ian Buxton has been working in and around the whisky industry for rather longer than he cares to remember (close to 30 years, but who’s counting?) but was drinking professionally well before that. In a career marked by both incident and accident, he has been Marketing Director…

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A MALT MANIAC..

This feature takes a slight twist.. As I have mentioned this series is all about people inside the industry and although my next guest is not directly linked to the industry he and a group of whisky mad colleagues are part of a ” club ” …. a club that many of us know.. ”…

AN INTRODUCTION TO MARY McGregor.

Anyone who has visited Islay will know just how much passion there is for the whisky produced, the people of Islay are extremely passionate about the product and not many show their passion more then Mary McGregor of the Bruichladdich distillery. Mary is one of the iconic people working on Islay, she oozes passion and…

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF Compass box.

Next up in the series is Jonathan Gibson from Compass box, this is an independent company producing some absolutely fantastic whisky ( blended ) , but other than the whisky they produce they are intent on being honest and never seem to too far away from a little controversy.. The words transparent and compass box…

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF.. Colin Dunn

Sometimes in life we come across people that just stand out.. There are those that are blessed with good looks, those that have the gift of the gab.. And those that are just unforgettable.. But every now and again you get someone who has it all.. My second guest in this series of  people from…

“A DAY IN THE LIFE OF”Graham Coull

Anyone that loves whisky like me will at some point given thought to what it might be like to work in the whisky industry, for myself working inside the warehouse would be fantastic, for others being a still man or distillery manager would be a dream job..  So over the coming months I will be…