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Outlander star Sam Heughan reveals his favourite whiskies

The actor, author and entrepreneur joined us on our podcast, Scran.

Published: March 17, 2023

Outlander star, Sam Heughan, recently, spoke to us about the latest addition to his Sassenach spirits brand, Sassenach Wild Scottish Gin.

He also revealed his favourite restaurants, foods and whiskies - after the hugely successful launch of his award winning Sassenach whisky in 2020.

When asked what whiskies he'll be drinking this spring, he said: "I love Asian blended whiskies and that's where our Sassenach whisky came from. I was inspired by the Hibiki whiskies and Vietnamese Kavalan."

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Scottish actor Sam Heughan poses with his newly launched whiskey brand "The Sassenach" as he arrives for the premiere of Sony's "Bloodshot" at the Regency Village theatre on March 10, 2020 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Chris DELMAS / AFP) (Photo by CHRIS DELMAS/AFP via Getty Images)

Sam went on to say he loves those whiskies that inspired him, and that he enjoys American whiskey, not bourbon but rye.

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Back in 2017, before Outlander made its UK television debut, Sam revealed to us his favourite Scotch whiskies.

Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind writes for The Scotsman on all things food and drink related as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.

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