Scran season 5: Highlights of Fèis Ìle part 1

The latest episode of our podcast Scran is now live.

Published 17th Jun 2022
Updated 10 th Oct 2023

We have produced two special episodes of Scran from a highlight of the whisky fan's calendar - Fèis Ìle

Across these episodes you'll get a sense of what being at Fèis Ìle is like.

Rosalind visits various distilleries, talks to producers from Islay and Jura and soaks up the wonderful music and entertainment.

You will really get a feel for what it's like to be part of this special island community and this extremely popular week of events. Everything you will hear was recorded at the festival. 

On this episode you will hear many voices including; Helen Carter from Islay Wines, Craig Archibald of Islay Oysters , Bruichladdich Brand Ambassador Frazer Matthews , Ella Edgar of Ella Edgar School of Highland Dancing, Callum Gallagher of Islay Tuk Tuk, Ashley Griffin and Adam Mclellan of Jukebox Gin, Carol-Ann McTaggart, the visitor centre manager at Kilchoman Distillery, Emma McHarrie, tour guide, Kilchoman Distillery , Dominick Hefner, nosing competition winner 2019 , Rachel MacNeil of Islay Whisky Academy and Ann Hock of Orsay Sea Salt.

Thanks to all the guests who appear on this episode.

Stay tuned and subscribe for part two from Fèis Ìle.

Listen to the episode in full

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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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