Scran season 6: Celebrating women in whisky with Annabel Thomas of Nc'Nean

The latest episode of our podcast Scran is now live.

Published 12th May 2023
Updated 31 st Oct 2023

On this episode of Scran Rosalind attended an evening of whisky tasting which was hosted by the Gleneagles Townhouse whisky club 'Chasing the Dram'.

The event was held to celebrate women in whisky and showcased two impressive guests Annabel Thomas founder and CEO of Nc'Nean Whisky and Laura Rampling, Master Whisky Maker of Glenrothes whisky.

Rosalind got to sit down with each of them to find out more about their respective brands and roles as well as tasting and enjoying their introduction to a selection of their whiskies.

Annabel talks about the creation of the brand and the importance of the sustainable ethos the company is built on.

She also tells us about the huge effort that went into securing funding to build the distillery including managing to get legendary broadcaster Jeremy Paxman on board.

Scran Nc'Nean

Laura tells Rosalind about her journey into the world of whisky via wine, how Glenrothes is focussing on the premium market and what advice she has for women looking to go into the whisky industry.

Thanks to the Gleneagles Townhouse and Bar Manager Stefanie Anderson for hosting.

Listen to the episode in full

Watch the episode

Get in touch

We’d love to hear from you for the next season’s episodes.

If you have an opinion about anything we discuss, get in touch with your comments. Drop us a message on the Scotsman Food and Drink Facebook page, or contact me on Twitter @RosalindErskine or via email using

Scran is available from all of your favourite podcast providers, including Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

Scran season 7: Adding Italian flair to Christmas and supporting The Big Issue

If you like what you hear, please hit subscribe to never miss an episode - and leave us a rating and review. It helps others discover the show and we really like to hear your feedback.

If you want to know more about Laudable podcasts then why not subscribe to our newsletter?

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.
Copyright ©2023 National World Publishing Ltd
Cookie SettingsTerms and ConditionsPrivacy Policy
crosschevron-down linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram