Scran season 6: Piers Adam on London nightclubs, Speyside & partying with Kate Moss

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Published 4th Feb 2023
Updated 10 th Oct 2023

On this episode of Scran, Rosalind chats to Craigellachie Hotel owner Piers Adam.

Piers Adam became one of the biggest names in bars and nightclubs in London but has in recent years turned his attention to Scotland.

Having run famous venues such as Mahiki, The Punch bowl with Guy Ritchie, Whisky Mist and others, Piers has had his fair share of experience when it comes to opening businesses and making them successful.

On this episode you'll hear Piers tells me how he came to discover The Craigellachie and to buy it, building up a business which put the community at the heart of it. He describes this as his most joyous and rewarding project ever.

He tells me about the thought and care that has gone into this business as well as confirming the near legendary status of their opening party which hosted such famous faces as Kate Moss, Noel Gallagher and Bobbie Gillespie.

Picture: the Craigellachie hotel

Piers offers some great insight to the hospitality industry and what he sees as being the future of an industry that is being crippled by costs.

He also discusses the famous Spirit of Speyside whisky festival, which takes place at the end of April, and how the Craigellachie plays a big part in it.

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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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