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Interviews

Whisky distillery interview with Sally-Anne Cooney, Boann Distillery

WHISKY INTERVIEW with Sally – Anne Cooney, Boann Distillery, Drogheda, Ireland I stayed a couple of nights in Drogheda, it was only right I should visit this new distillery. A little bit of local history was made in Drogheda when the copper pot whiskey stills were delivered to the new Boann Distillery. The three [...]

December 5th, 2016|Distilleries, Interviews, Whisky Tours|

Interview with Ronnie Routledge and whisky cask investment

Interview/chat with Ronnie Routledge. Ronnie. Great to see things moving for you again. Paul McLean met Ronnie at his new office in Dufftown 1st November. Interview (or should I say – a wee casual chat over a dram or two) with Ronnie Routledge. I have known Ronnie for many years now and when I bumped [...]

November 4th, 2016|Distilleries, Interviews|

Whisky Interview – most unusual, Paul Mclean interviews a bottle of Laphroig Select!

Getting it straight from the bottle's mouth Where do I start? … well hello Mr Select, it is good to meet you.  Please – tell me, where were you born? Select: I am an Islay production, born and bred Islay, off Scotland’s west coast. My ancestors are also from Islay, I can trace them [...]

June 7th, 2016|Interviews|

In search of a patron

When I approached Charlie to ask about being an angel, he replied, "Yes, but I will be your Patron!" ... what could I say? Another Maclean signed up" Paul McLean, Angels. Charlie has been researching and writing books & articles about whisky since 1981, he insisted on being Patron, who are we to say no? [...]

May 25th, 2016|Interviews|

Interview with Andrew Symington, Edradour Distillery

Liz and Paul were chatting to Andrew at Edradour Distillery, a few drams to hand. Andrew its good meeting you again. Can I ask very briefly why you bought Edradour and what (then) were your plans? I bought Edradour back in 1988, I had the Signature brand at that time but my goal was to [...]

May 3rd, 2016|Distilleries, Interviews, Whisky Distilleries|

Interview with Michael John D’Souza, Paul John Distillery, Goa, India

Paul John Single Malt whisky Hi Michael, it was great to meet recently in Edinburgh, it prompted me to ask you more questions! Q: Michael, how long have you been with the company and can I ask a brief career history! A: I Started my career in John Distilleries in 1993, since than I [...]

May 3rd, 2016|Interviews, Whisky Tours|

Interview with Iain McAlister, Glen Scotia Distillery

Distillery manager Iain McAlister, from Campbeltown has worked at the distillery for over 9 years and is very hands on in the day to day production of the Glen Scotia spirit. Managing a small team of only 7 the distillery ‘, Q  what did you do in this industry before GS?  A Glen Scotia Distillery [...]

April 22nd, 2016|Interviews|