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The Malt Whisky Trail Podcast

This is a podcast from The Malt Whisky Trail, the ultimate Scotch experience. Home to the world’s largest concentration of Scotch malt whisky distilleries, our podcast showcases the world’s only Malt Whisky Trail 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 Trail is made up of nine locations including Benromach, Cardhu, Glen Moray, Glen Grant, Glenfiddich, The Glenlivet, Strathisla, Dallas Dhu, and The Speyside Cooperage. The Malt Whisky Trail podcast will introduce you to the guardians of centuries of know-how and the craftspeople who make the whisky you love.


Season 4: Episode 6

This week we join George McNeil, Managing Director of Johnstons of Elgin’s Retail Division, the Scottish family owned business supplying cashmere and wool clothing since 1797. We discuss his new role as chairman of The Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival, plans for 2022, and the importance of The Malt Whisky Trail within Speyside.

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Season 4: Episode 5

This week we join acclaimed writer Ian Buxton for a Book Week Scotland special. We discuss how he began his career in the whisky industry, his popular book 101 Whiskies To Try Before You Die, and his response to the frequently asked question “what’s your favourite” dram. If you would like to listen to the full interview visit The Malt Whisky Trail website.

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Season 4: Episode 4

This episode is part two of a two part special where we join acclaimed whisky writer Charles MacLean. In this second part, we discuss changes in the whisky industry over the years, GlenGrant’s success within the Italian market, and Charles’ role in Ken Loach’s classic The Angel’s Share.

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Season 4: Episode 3

This week we joining legendary whisky writer, Charles Maclean for a special two part edition. Coined as Scotland’s leading whisky expert, Charles holds many accolades including Keeper of The Quaich and an MBE. In this first part we discuss how his career began, the relationship between whisky and writing, and his favourite dram (he tastes over 1000 a year).

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Series 4: Episode 2

This week we join Stephanie Murray, from The Dowans Hotel in the beautiful scenic Aberlour. Steph gives us an insight into what it’s like running a family owned business, the differences between Speyside and bustling cities, and upcoming projects The Dowans have planned this summer.
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Series 4: Episode 1

This week we join Cameron McNeish, author, writer, broadcaster, and general outdoor enthusiast. We discuss the appeal of the outdoors, his latest books, and the wonders of the Speyside region.

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Series 3: Episode 11

This week we join Katie Still, senior host at The Glenlivet Distillery brand home. We discuss what the distillery has been up to these past couple of months, including the intriguing Christmas Fayre, and also the exciting projects the distillery has in store for us in 2021.

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