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Whyte & Mackay goes behind the whisky-making scenes in new podcast

A new whisky podcast from Whyte & Mackay is set to give listeners exclusive access to the people, places and stories behind some well-known Scottish distilleries in its portfolio.

World-renowned master distiller Richard Paterson will be the first guest on Live From The Sample Room, which will explore the careers and groundbreaking techniques used by those behind some of Scotland's best-loved whiskies.

Hosted by food and drink columnist Abbie Moulton, the first season will see the release of a series of episode specials, each focusing on a guest who has made a lasting impact on the whisky industry. 

Whyte & Mackay, which owns a portfolio of whisky brands including The Dalmore, Jura, Fettercairn and Tamnavulin, will begin by taking a deep dive into the life and career of Richard Paterson, master blender of The Dalmore.

The release of the podcast comes alongside the launch of a new on-demand whisky TV channel for Whisky Live At Home, a new virtual version of the top whisky tasting event.

Kieran Healey-Ryder, head of whisky discovery from Whyte & Mackay, said: "We're incredibly excited to launch White & Mackay's first ever podcast. In this production, we are bringing whisky enthusiasts into the sample room to meet the personalities behind Scotland's most famous export. The first series is bursting with never-heard-before content which casts light on the stories and personalities behind our whisky making."

Podcast host Abbie Moulton said: "So often, whisky is something we only get to enjoy from afar and for that reason it can, at times, feel quite mysterious. It's been a real joy to be able to delve deep into the casks for the stories and the secrets behind each of these highly respected distilleries, and to uncover the personal stories behind the processes that make their quality so admired around the globe."

The first episode of the Whyte & Mackay podcast is available to download from Spotify and from Apple and Google's podcasts platforms.

7 December 2020 - Bethany Whymark