Gavin D. Smith: Stillhouse Stories Tunroom Tales
In this informative and entertaining series of interviews leading whisky writer Gavin D. Smith reveals the workings of the Scotch whisky industry in a series of interviews with characters who have lived and worked in the business of making Scotch. Some are nostalgic, harkening back to a former era when the Health &; Safety mandarins did not exist, while other are contemporary and reveal how things work today.
The 12 interviews are accompanied by black and white photographs of the participants along with archival illustrations not published before. Gavin's interviewees are: Norman Morrison, maltman and mashman, Talisker Distillery, Isle of Skye; Boyo Norquoy, stillman, Highland Park Distillery, Orkney; Jim Cryle, master distiller, Glenlivet Distillery, Speyside; Gordon Dey, brewer, Dallas Dhu Distillery &; manager, Aultmore Distillery, Speyside; Rodney Burtt, trainee, Glen Mhor &; Glen Albyn distilleries, Inverness; Douglas Murray, technical guru, Cambus Distillery, Clackmannanshire; Douglas Yeats, cooper, John Dewar &; Sons, Perth; John Ramsay, blender, Famous Grouse &; Cutty Sark, Perth &; London; John Peterson, distillery designer and chemist, Loch Lomond Distillery, Alexandria; Ginger Willie, warehouseman, Bowmore, Islay; John Grant, proprietor, Glenfarclas Distillery, Speyside; Laing Brothers, independent bottlers and merchants, Glasgow