Julieann Fernandez on Tobermory 23

Julieann Fernandez is Master Distiller at Tobermory and the mastermind behind Tobermory 23. We speak to her about Tobermory’s creative spirit and breaking down barriers in the whisky industry.  Can you tell us the background story of Tobermory?   Tobermory’s history dates back to 1798. It’s the only distillery on the Isle of Mull, as well as one of the oldest commercial whisky […]

Reflecting on South African whisky with Andy Watts

Andy Watts is Master Distiller of Bain’s Cape Mountain Whisky at James Sedgwick Distillery in South Africa. Ahead of our virtual event on 29th April, we speak to him about the past, present and future of South African whisky.   “I grew up in the north of England in a small town called Penistone,” begins Andy Watts. “All the way […]

Arbikie Distillery on sustainability and family

John Stirling is the co-founder of Arbikie, the Highland distillery he runs with his brothers David and Iain. We speak to him about Arbikie’s philosophy, sustainability and running a family business.   Arbikie’s story began one night in New York. John Stirling and his two brothers were out enjoying the city’s nightlife, when a plan was hatched. “We decided we would build a distillery on […]

Good Ordinary Claret: behind the scenes

Max Lalondrelle is the Managing Director of Fine Wine at Berry Bros. & Rudd, having previously been our Sales Manager and Bordeaux Buyer. He talks us through 20 years of Good Ordinary Claret.   What’s your role when it comes to Good Ordinary Claret?   I started out in Berry Bros. & Rudd as the Bordeaux Buyer, and the region remains very close to my heart. […]