The world’s only Malt Whisky Trail®, based in Moray Speyside, has launched its very own podcast series debuting on 16 June, with its first episode dedicated to Father’s Day.

Home to the world’s largest concentration of Scotch malt whisky distilleries, The Malt Whisky Trail’s® new podcast will showcase the world’s ultimate Scotch experience, inviting listeners to uncover the secrets of malt whisky country and get a taste of the very best of Scotland in beautiful Moray Speyside.

The first episode released on Father’s Day includes father and son William and Matthew Patterson from Dufftown who work at Glenfiddich Distillery, home to the world’s most-awarded single malt. Family tradition runs strong at the distillery which was founded in 1886 by William Grant and is currently run by the fifth generation of his family.

MWT Podcast presenter Samantha Staniforth in The Craigellachie Hotel

The podcast is hosted by Speyside resident Samantha Staniforth, who works for The Malt Whisky Trail, and originally hails from North Carolina.

Malt Whisky Trail® Chairman James Johnston said:

“The Malt Whisky Trail is the ultimate Scotch destination and a global ambassador for Scotland’s whisky industry. We wanted whisky lovers from across the world to be able to join us by tuning into our podcast for a taste of Malt Whisky Country whether you are in Speyside or San Francisco, or whether you are a whisky connoisseur or whisky curious.”

“The Malt Whisky Trail® podcast will unlock the secrets behind Malt Whisky Country whose history goes back at least 250 years, introducing you to the guardians of centuries of know-how and the craftspeople who make the Speyside whiskies people love. And what better way to showcase this tradition than by kicking off with our Father’s Day special featuring stillman William Patterson and his son Matthew, a maltman, who both work at Glenfiddich Distillery.”

“Founded in the 1950’s The Trail takes in some of Scotland’s most famous distilleries and is made up of nine prime whisky industry locations, each in the heartland whisky region of Speyside. Moray Speyside is home to the world’s largest concentration of Scotch malt whisky distilleries and The Trail’s sites range from global brands to boutique producers.

“The Trail promises visitors an immersive experience of whisky-making in Scotland and was transformed last year to help visitors reimagine the trail as part of an eye-catching redesign and new digital destination geared towards increasing visitor footfall to the area.

“We hope that this podcast build even greater interest in Malt Whisky Country and encourage whisky fans from across the world to visit.”

Podcast episodes will be released fortnightly.