I’m always interested in how someone came to love whisky. Especially if that person now has his own whisky label. I recently had the chance to chat with Erik Molenaar of Dutch indie bottler Kintra. This is the result.
Tatsuya Minagawa acquired the famed Highlander Inn earlier this year. I sat down with him on the day of the purchase, and we talked about why he left Suntory, his fondness of Japanese whisky, and his love for Scotland. "It's better to tell the truth, right?"
If you're a whisky geek, than Dornoch Distillery might just be the most exciting project currently going on. I interviewed Phil and Simon Thompson about their old-fashioned, yet revolutionary new distillery.
So far none of the big companies have come out in favor of the Scotch Whisky Transparency campaign by Compass Box. What's taking them so long? I talked to John Glaser about this issue. "They have to come out in favor in order for the SWA to take the project forward."
There's a new(ish) kid on the block at Bruichladdich, and his name is Adam Hannett. In 2015 he followed in the footsteps of industry legend Jim McEwan, as he became the new head distiller. In this interview he looks back at the intense first two years of his tenure.
I'm about to pour a whole lot of Mark Reynier on you. I edited a loooong interview into a monologue. Just sit down, take your time and (hopefully) enjoy Reynier's musings on terroir and biodynamics. And away... we... GO!