Scran season 4: Discovering Larkfire wild water for whisky

The latest episode of our podcast Scran is now live.

Published 3rd Sep 2021
Updated 10 th Oct 2023

On this episode of Scran, Rosalind takes a deep dive into a relatively new business - Larkfire - a canned Scottish water company that is billed as wild water for whisky.

Rosalind is joined by James Mcintosh and Alan Moffat from Larkfire alongside whisky consultant Mitch Bechard to discuss how a dram in a London pub led to James travelling around Scotland to find the most neutral water available in order to can it for Larkfire.

We also chat about the significance of the name and how James and Alan hope that by offering a completely neutral water - with low minerals and no added chlorine or fluoride - more people will be drawn to whisky.

Mitch gives his thoughts from a whisky expert point of view, and they tell me how the industry has reacted to their product. They also share their must-drink desert island drams.

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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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