An Interview with Mr Paul John ( John Distilleries)

Mr Paul John, the name behind the incredible Paul john Indian whisky has very kindly agreed to take part in the latest feature and follows on from his master distiller Michael D Souza. Paul John whisky is currently galloping through the whisky world with its very bold expressions and complex flavours that can be found…

A day in the life.. Michael D’souza..

It is no secret that I am loving the whisky coming out of the Paul John distillery, located in Goa and owned by JDL ( John Distillieries Ltd)  The area is well known for the rich colonial heritage, beautiful beaches and the welcoming atmosphere of the locals but the whisky is certainly starting to be…

A day in the life.. Stuart Harvey

Stuart Harvey, Master blender at Inverhouse distillers is the latest member of the Industry to give us an insight into their daily working life..  Inverhouse distillers was founded  in 1964,  and has   five distilleries  in its portfolio,  Pulteney, Balblair, Knockdhu, Speyburn and Balmenach..  Inver House also produces more than  whisky  with  gin, and vodka also…

A day in the life “Rachael jones”

A day in the life ” Rachael jones” MEET RACHAEL. Rachael Jones is the Distillery Visitor Centre Manager at Jura .. Originally from North East England, Rachael moved to the island of Jura in the summer of 2011. She spent the next few years working at the island’s only hotel, The Jura Hotel, and the…

A DAY IN THE LIFE.. BRIAN KINSMAN.

When I started this series of features I had a few people in my mind that I had to try and approach, Brian was one of those people and when he agreed to contribute I was absolutely thrilled.. As the master distiller at what is probably the most famous distillery in the world it is…

The Angels’ Share by James Markert.

The Angels’ Share James Markert Q & A for Ocdwhisky ’ Blog   A Day in the Life… Pretty boring. I get up. I help get the kids ready for school. I fix coffee. I sit on my ass for six hours writing. I’m also a tennis pro, so I teach a few hours on…

A day in the life .. Gordon Bruce.

Earlier in the year I had the great pleasure of visiting Knockdhu distillery ( the home of Ancnoc ) and was greeted by an incredibly knowledgeable chap by the name of Gordon.. Yes the manager himself showed me round and his enthusiasm was second to none.. So when I started this series I just had…

A DAY IN THE LIFE.. KIRSTEEN CAMPBELL.

Kirsteen was appointed to the role of Master Blender for “The Famous Grouse”, and ” cutty sark” taking over from  Master Blender Gordon Motion and is now in charge of blending “the famous grouse” which is sold in over 100 countries and is one of the biggest selling blends available. kirsteen graduated  with a degree in…

A Day In The Life Of…Gemma Paterson

Gemma is a very dedicated Scotts lady who’s passion for the Balvenie whisky is second to none.. Gemma has taken the bold step to live  abroad in order to spread the word of how good the spirit is from the Balvenie stable ( like anyone needs to be told !! )  As balvenie is so…

A DAY IN THE LIFE.. FRED LAING.

A DAY IN THE LIFE.. FRED LAING. Since I started this series I have been very lucky to get some great names on board, but today’s guest is rather special.. I am sure virtually everyone who reads this article will have sampled the delights that Douglas Laing give us,  the quality of product is second…

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…