It's the final episode of the series and the 2 Gordon's discuss the Islay Festival (Feis Ile), the rebirth of Brora, themes for a whisky night AND more importantly welcome the wonderful Laura Burt of Turnip The Beet who plays Cook, Drink or Pair with 3 whiskies while regaling with stories of super yachts and Harry Styles! Tasting Caol Ila 12 and Smokehead Original. Slainte`
The 2 Gordon's bring you their longest podcast yet, but it is worth it! The manager of Tamdhu, Sandy McIntyre gives his inside view of the recent virtual Spirit of Speyside Festival while Patric Lutz of Charles Hofer SA is the guest on the 'Insider's Guide To....', this week, it's the insiders guide to being a whisky distributor. Plus all the usual whisky chat and whisky tastings. Best enjoyed with a dram, maybe 2 with this bumper episode! Slainte`
Gordon Dundas meets Dave Cummings from Wisconsin, star of Whiskey Tribe's, "first drink of his life" video. No spoilers but he's 50 years old and decides to start with a single malt close to our hearts! There's the usual look at the Whisky News and the challenge, I've got the answer, what's the question continues! Slainte`
The 2 Gordon's are joined by Ian Macleod's Stuart Hendry who recently was announced in the World Whisky Awards as Visitor Attraction Manager of the Year. Stuart talks about the changes the industry has seen and how he's helped shape Glengoyne into a world class visitor attraction. Mixologist Michael Sim gives Gordon Dallas a masterclass on how to make the perfect Whisky Sour and Gordon Dundas faces the 'what's the question' challenge. Tastings this week are a Berry Bros and Rudd blended malt, and a rare Glengoyne Single Cask. Slainte`
In the week that started with International Women’s Day, the 2 Gordons talk about some of the great women in the industry past and present before heading to South Island, New Zealand to speak to Sarah Elsom, Master Distiller at Cardrona Distillery. The 2 Gordon’s sample 3 of its finest drams while hearing some of the stories from Cardrona’s first 5 years. There’s just time to sample The World Whisky Awards(WMA’s) category winner of Best Single Cask, Single Malt Scotch – Iain Whitecross’s Tamdhu, before answering questions from the mailbag! Watch, listen or stream, either way just make sure a dram is at hand! Slainte`
The 2 Gordon's welcome Iain Burnett, Master Chocolatier and winner of World Truffle of the Year for his legendary Dark Velvet Truffle. They talk about whisky pairing and why chocolate makes such a good partner. Iain is challenged to match his chocolates with a Laphroaig 10, a Hibiki and a Glengoyne 21. The Gordon's talk about the recent whisky awards while sampling a Fettercairn and a Tamdhu Single Cask which won World's Best Single Cask! Enjoy with a dram and a bit of chocolate. Iain's award winning truffles can be found here.
The 2 Gordon’s look at the world of selling whisky in the company of Danielle Murphy and Douglas Wylie both Sales Managers at Ian Macleod Distillers and both with very interesting backgrounds. One was a croupier, dealing cards on the high seas around the Caribbean and the Mediterranean, the other represented Scotland at Rugby Union. Featured in this episode is Kevin Moore, independent retailer talking about his business the Scottish Gantry. Whiskies tasted, include Auchentoshan, Lagavulin 16, Smokehead and Tamdhu. Best enjoyed with a dram. Slainthe`
The 2 Gordon's are back for 2021 with an introduction to the new series with new features, including The World of Whisky in 10 Objects; whisky news and what's in store for the rest of the season! Tastings include Tamdhu Batch 5, a 36 year old single grain and a Glengoyne 18.