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P & J features the Dram Queen

Following a long career as an international brand ambassador with Chivas Brothers, the Scotch whisky company, during which I travelled the world promoting an extensive range of premium malt whisky and blended Scotch whiskies, I felt there was an opportunity to share an independent perspective on whisky with enthusiasts and beginners alike.

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Summitting the Everest of Scotch whisky

People came from the four corners of the earth to Scotland to be honoured for their outstanding commitment including people who work in, or write or evangelise about the Scotch Whisky Industry. Just six of them were appointed Masters of the Quaich, including me which was a wonderful and quite unexpected surprise.

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Do you have a thirst for knowledge?

As the only Approved Course Provider for the Edinburgh Whisky Academy courses in Scotland I can now offer the new Certificate in Sensory Appreciation. Consisting of four interactive workshops, I have added this course to the EWA’s Certificate in Scotch Whisky and a range of other bespoke Scotch whisky experiences I offer.

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Edinburgh Whisky Academy

I am delighted to have joined the Edinburgh Whisky Academy’s list of Approved Course Providers as an Educator. I can offer a number of courses with the Certificate in Scotch Whisky the most popular. It consists of eight engaging modules which are designed to give the candidate an independent, in-depth understanding of Scotch Whisky.

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The colours of Speyside

As we enjoy the changing colours of the autumn foliage here in Speyside it is interesting to reflect that the colour of the whisky can give clues about its age and the type of cask used for its maturation. New-make spirit is colourless like water when it comes off the still.

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The Dram Queen’s tastings at the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival

Join me to discover more about these themes during tutored tastings which bring each to life with a selection of drams which illustrate the rich variety of whiskies from Speyside. During these talks and tutored tastings I will bring to life three of these themes with a selection of drams which illustrate the rich variety of whiskies from the region.

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My Unique Blended Malt

The legal definition of a Blended Malt means it could contain just two single malts or it could have some whisky from every distillery in Scotland! I decided to limit my selection to single malts from Speyside which already offered me an enormous choice of drams. In creating my own unique Blended Malt I wanted to reflect the typical rich, fruity, floral style of the region where I live.

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Spirits Club Academy – Taste of Scotch course goes live

Discover Scotland’s varied scenery, the different types of Scotch whisky enjoyed around the world and learn about the regions of malt whisky distillation. Enjoy an animated tour of malt whisky distillation and pick up some expert tips in a tutored whisky tasting. Download some useful tools.

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