Scran season 2: Nick Nairn on the crisis facing restaurants - plus how to invest in a whisky cask

The latest episode of our podcast Scran is now live.

Published 5th Jun 2020
Updated 21 st Sep 2023

On this episode of Scran, I chat to celebrity chef Nick Nairn about the current crisis and its effects on the hospitality industry - and how restaurants are adapting.

Nick also talks about what he's been enjoying cooking at home in lockdown and shares his tips on how to make a whisky sauce.

Continuing the whisky chat is Simon Aron from Cask Trade. Simon gives his tips and advice on investing in whisky casks and why this is a much more interactive and romantic prospect than conventional investments.

Finally I discuss my lockdown food and drink of choice - including a family favourite, delivery options and a newly released gin fizz.

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• Listen back to episodes from series one and episode one two three and four from series two of Scran.


Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne, whisky and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind is the Food and Drink Editor and whisky writer for The Scotsman, as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.
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