BBC Two Scotch The Story of Whisky episode 1 | Whisky and Donuts™

A new three-part television series starting this week aims to delve deeply into the world of Scotch whisky.  Its history, craft, science and business.

Unfortunately for everyone interested in the series outside of the UK will hard pressed.   It might be worth your time to search Youtube and other avenues to catch the episodes after they have aired…

Scotch distilled: Actor David Hayman introduces the new BBC Scotland series.  The first part of Scotch! The Story of Whisky will be aired on BBC Two Scotland at 9pm tomorrow (11 October), and will be available to viewers nationwide via iPlayer soon after its broadcast.

The new BBC Scotland series, presented by Scottish actor David Hayman, investigates many facets of the world of Scotch.  Presenting the globe-trotting triumph of blends to today’s world of collecting and investing.

It also looks into the modern Scotch whisky industry and multi-national ownership.  Threats from whisky-makers from elsewhere in the world, and the burgeoning craft spirits movement.  The first episode sees Hayman take a tour around the history of Scotch and its production.  He visits Campbeltown – once home to 34 distilleries – and Springbank to investigate the whisky-making process.

He talks to Kirsteen Campbell, master blender of The Famous Grouse, about the the emergence and huge global success of blends.  Analyzes the science behind the spirit by talking to graduates in brewing and distilling from Heriot-Watt University.  ‘I went on a pilgrimage to find out why such a simple drink has come to mean so much,’.  ‘I found that Scotch is Scotland’s gift to the world.’ said Hayman.

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