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Scran season 3: The story of Arbikie - from field to bottle to climate positive pea spirits

The latest episode of our podast Scran is now live.

Published: April 16, 2021
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On this episode of Scran, host Rosalind Erskine is joined by Arbikie co-founder Iain Stirling.

Iain chats about how his family have farmed the land - on the east coast of Angus - for centuries and why he and his brothers decided to establish a distillery on site.

Iain also discusses Nadar, the business's climate positive pea spirits, as well as their foray into single malt whisky after the success of their rye whisky.

Tune in to find out who Iain's dream dinner party guests are and what drinks he'd take with him onto a desert island.

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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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