In an ever-confusing world wouldn’t it be reassuring if there was a podcast where the only topic of conversation was Whisky and where the hosts talked and drank nothing else?
Welcome to Whisky Unscripted and in this one-hour episode, Whisky Ambassadors, Gordon Dundas and Gordon Dallas talk to Karen Cornfield from Ian Macleod Distillers and she lifts the lid on how Glengoyne is adapting to life after lockdown. Diane Alton the high-profile Events Manager at the charity CHAS talks about raising funds with whisky tastings (involving one of the Gordons, Fred MacAuley and rugby legend Andy Nicol). Meanwhile the A-Z’s hit the tricky letter ‘N’ and Gordon Dundas’s ‘Listillery’ breaks down the best tips for a whisky road trip in Scotland.
This week there is a Whisky Tourism theme with an interview with Susan Morrison, the Chair of ASVA (Association of Scottish Visitor Attractions), who also is the Chief Executive of The Scottish Whisky Experience. Dundas and Dallas tackle the letter M on the A-Z's of Scotch Whisky while tasting a Tamdhu Single Cask and a Bladnoch 10. It's wall to wall whisky chat and that's the way we like it. Slainthe.
The 2 Gordons return with a second series of the whisky show that is for everyone regardless of their level of knowledge. The first episode is a taster of what’s to come with chat ranging from the madness of American trade tariffs to cask finishing…. How long is that? We look at latest whisky movie to land on Amazon Prime Video, Scotch: The Golden Dram featuring Glengoyne’s distillery manager, Robbie Hughes amongst other industry heavyweights. ‘Listillery’ is the new feature unveiled in the show and we even discuss how to get the best out of your visit to a specialist Whisky store. Good to be back, enjoy!
Episode 14 – The Series Finale
Join IMD’s International Brand Ambassador, Gordon Dundas and IMD’s Experiential Ambassador Gordon Dallas as they look over some of the best bits from the last 13 Episodes of Whisky Unscripted - all from the comfort of their VR Bar! There they taste the Tamdhu Single Cask Edinburgh Airport exclusive and a Hibiki Master Select. Enjoy!
Whisky Unscripted Episode 13 sees the 2 Gordons ‘home alone’ as they chat generally on the whisky landscape. The A-Z’s are on ‘L’, The Year the Changed Whisky takes us to the early ‘60’s, The Insider’s Guide is on Ambassadorial Activity with stories from our hosts about trips to Finland, China, India and America!. Number 3 of the legendary and limited edition Tamdhu Dalbeallie series is tasted as well as the Balblair 90. It’s a cask strength of a show! Enjoy.
This week the 2 Gordons rip up their usual features to compile a list of “The 10 Greatest Things That Have Happened To Whisky In The Last One Hundred Years”.
Paul Davidson of Glencairn Crystal is the special guest talking about the development of the legendary Glencairn Whisky Glass, his favourite distilleries to visit and the night he took Richard Paterson to see Burt Bacarach!
This week’s Whisky Moment comes from sommelier David Lapsley.
Tamdhu 15 and Maker’s Mark are tasted.
You may need a double!
Another wonderful blend of whisky talk with the 2 Gordon’s chatting about a mix of whisky topics ranging from floor maltings in Scotland and how to make the perfect Highball via the A-Z of Scotch Whisky, (which reaches the letter ‘K’!)
The arrival of trains in Speyside is the subject for The Year That Changed Whisky while the special guest is Angus Dundee’s Claire Tesh who talks about her brands she represents, whisky and donuts and her desert island dram.
Wash down with a great dram!
A bumper length episode celebrates the 10th instalment of Whisky Unscripted as the two Gordon's welcome Katy Muggeridge, Brand Manager of Glengoyne to take part in The Insider's Guide To Making And Selling Scotch Whisky. Katy lifts the lid on what's involved in managing one of Scotland's finest whisky brands and also helps out with the rather tricky A-Z's of Scotch Whisky which this week lands on the letter 'J'.
Derek Mather of The Artisan Restaurant in Wishaw shares his 'Whisky Moments', and The Year That Changed Whisky takes us to year 1853.
Tastings include the Glengoyne Cask Strength 7, 12 year old Rosebank Flora and Fauna and the Glengoyne 10.
A whisky magazine show which sounds as good as it tastes!
The 2 Gordon's welcome Tamdhu's resident cooper, Sean Caird onto the show this week to take part in The Insiders Guide To Making And Selling Whisky.
The Year That Changed Whisky goes back to 1588, the A-Z's of Scotch reaches the letter 'i' while whiskies sampled are the Tamdhu 12 and a 20 year old Mortlach Cigar Malt.
A whisky magazine show best enjoyed with a dram.
In this weeks whisky magazine show, the 2 Gordons try and fail to pronounce distillery names that are somewhat difficult to say while the whisky challenge is playing higher or lower with Distillery founding dates.
In A-Z’s of Scotch Whisky, we reach letter ‘H’ and we look at the Top 5 Whisky gifts…….. with no.1 unsurprisingly being whisky itself.
Settle in and enjoy ……. Slainthe!