Scran season 4: Exploring Speyside's rich history and whisky trail

The latest episode of our podcast Scran is now live.

Published 6th Aug 2021
Updated 10 th Oct 2023

On this episode of Scran, Rosalind took a tour of the newly opened Glenlivet visitor centre in Speyside and spoke to master distiller Alan Winchester.

She was also joined on Zoom by Glen Moray’s Iain Allan to discuss whisky tourism, and the malt whisky trail.

Alan Winchester has worked in whisky all his career, from the cooperage to master distiller at The Glenlivet.

Alan joined Rosalind on site at the distillery to chat about whisky history, smuggling, working with the national trust and his thoughts on the new visitor centre, where he features in video form.

Iain discusses the wider topic of whisky tourism, how it has grown over the years and what part the malt whisky trail has played in this.

Iain also recalls his recent holiday time at home in Moray and Speyside as well as discussing experimental casks.

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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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