The Scotch Malt Whisky Society is launching a special podcast series. The series is dedicated to great music and the best scotch. SMWS are partnering with BBC Scotland DJ and writer Vic Galloway. Vic is a fan of scotch whisky, and will take his passion to the next level with the Whisky Talk: Malts & Music podcasts.
Across the series, Vic will sit down in the Tasting Room at The Vaults. This is SMWS’s spiritual home in Leith. He'll host a whisky-fuelled chat with well-known whisky fans from Scottish cultural life. Along with five single cask whiskies, guests will explore their creative loves and how each of the drams has inspired a favourite piece of music.
Whisky Talk: Malts & Music kicks off on Thursday, 7 October. The first guest is crime writer Ian Rankin. He pairs his drams with tunes from John Martyn, James Yorkston, Karine Polwart, The Skids and The Blue Nile.
The podcast series will continue with Norman Blake from Teenage Fanclub. Then there's writer Val McDermid, Justin Currie from Del Amitri and Stina Tweeddale of Honeyblood.
DJ, writer and whisky enthusiast, Vic Galloway said: “Good whisky and good music go hand in hand. I loved pairing 12 music genres with the 12 SMWS flavour profiles earlier this year. That gave us the idea for Whisky Talk: Malts & Music. Asking a whisky-loving creative person to match five malts with five pieces of music was a huge amount of fun. As the whisky flows, we go off on unexpected tangents about creative work, opinions and life in general. I hope the podcast gives listeners a new insight into these creative minds and some of the finest whisky. Join us for a good chinwag and top drams!”
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society's podcast launches on Thursday 7th October. You can find it on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Google Podcasts and Stitcher. Or, search for ‘Whisky Talk podcast’.