The Malt Whisky Trail Podcast

on Jun 17 in Editorial, Speyside by dan

Here at Whisky times, there are two things I like to do every day.

  1. Listen to a good podcast (99PI and radio lab are favourites)
  2. Have a nice whisky!

If like me, you also lay awake at night thinking:

“If only there was someway to combine my listening time with my dramming time! That would be neat!”

Well tonight you might just get some sleep because I’m here to tell you, my lovely readers, that not only that this father’s day there is a new dedicated malt whisky podcast being launched, but also; Subscribers to the Malt Whisky Trail podcast will be entered to win an in-depth 4 hour tour (Pioneer Tour) for two at Glenfiddich. Over 18’s only.

Here is all the info you could ever want or need:

The world’s only Malt Whisky Trail®, based in Moray Speyside, is launching its very own podcast series debuting on 16 June, with its first episode dedicated to Father’s Day. Home to the world’s largest concentration of Scotch malt whisky distilleries, The Malt Whisky Trail’s® new podcast will showcase the world’s ultimate Scotch experience, inviting listeners to uncover the secrets of malt whisky country and get a taste of the very best of Scotland in beautiful Moray Speyside.

The Trail is made up of nine locations including, Benromach, Cardhu, Glen Moray, Glen Grant, Glenfiddich, The Glenlivet, Strathisla, Dallas Dhu, and The Speyside Cooperage. The Malt Whisky Trail® podcast will introduce you to the guardians of centuries of know-how and the craftspeople who make the whiskies you love, as well as some surprise guests along the way featuring some well known whisky enthusiasts from across the world.

The first episode released on Father’s Day includes father and son William and Matthew Patterson from Dufftown who work at Glenfiddich Distillery, home to the world’s most-awarded single malt. Family tradition runs strong at the distillery which was founded in 1886 by William Grant and is currently run by the fifth generation of his family. The podcast is hosted by Speyside resident Samantha Staniforth, who works for The Malt Whisky Trail, and originally hails from North Carolina.

Malt Whisky Trail® Chairman James Johnston said:

“The Malt Whisky Trail is the ultimate Scotch destination and a global ambassador for Scotland’s whisky industry. We wanted whisky lovers from across the world to be able to join us by tuning into our podcast for a taste of Malt Whisky Country whether you are in Speyside or San Francisco, or whether you are a whisky connoisseur or whisky curious. The Malt Whisky Trail® podcast will unlock the secrets behind Malt Whisky Country whose history goes back at least 250 years, introducing you to the guardians of centuries of know-how and the craftspeople who make the Speyside whiskies people love. And what better way to showcase this tradition than by kicking off with our Father’s Day special featuring stillman William Patterson and his son Matthew, a maltman, who both work at Glenfiddich Distillery.

Founded in the 1950’s The Trail takes in some of Scotland’s most famous distilleries and is made up of nine prime whisky industry locations, each in the heartland whisky region of Speyside. Moray Speyside is home to the world’s largest concentration of Scotch malt whisky distilleries and The Trail’s sites range from global brands to boutique producers. The Trail promises visitors an immersive experience of whisky-making in Scotland and was transformed last year to help visitors reimagine the trail as part of an eye-catching redesign and new digital destination geared towards increasing visitor footfall to the area. We hope that this podcast builds even greater interest in Malt Whisky Country and encourage whisky fans from across the world to visit.”

The Malt Whisky Trail® is easily accessed by direct air, rail, and road links. Follow The Malt Whisky Trail on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for more info.

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