Scran season 7: The rise and rise of the cocktail with Iain McPherson of Panda & Sons

The latest episode of our podcast, Scran, is now live.

Published 29th Dec 2023
Updated 3 rd Jan 2024

We're still in party mode for another little at Scran so we're talking about cocktails. More specifically we're talking to Iain McPherson of Edinburgh's Panda & Sons about his career, the cocktail business, trends and what to expect from cocktails in 2024 and beyond.

Iain tells me about the fascinating work he's been doing around using freezing processes in cocktails, having gone to great lengths to study the science and craft behind it all.

Scran cocktail
Picture: Panda and Sons

I also find out how it feels for him and his team to be the recipients of numerous awards and accolades including Panda & Sons being named one of the top 50 bars in the world.

Thanks for listening and for being with us in 2023 - the team at Scran are looking forward to bringing you many more tales from Scotland's thriving food and drink scene in 2024. Happy New Year!

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Panda & Sons, Queen Street, Edinburgh, UK
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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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