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The Scotch Malt Whisky Society launches podcast

Ian Rankin and other famous Scots from arts and culture to feature
DJ Vic Galloway
DJ Vic Galloway
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society has partnered with DJ Vic Galloway for a podcast series dedicated to great music and whisky.

Having collaborated with the Society in May 2021 to match music with the 12 Society flavour profiles, BBC Scotland DJ and writer Vic Galloway will now host the ‘Whisky Talk: Malts & Music’ podcast series.

Vic will sit down in the Tasting Room at The Vaults, the Society’s spiritual home in Leith, for a whisky-fuelled chat with well-known fans of a dram from Scottish cultural life. Fortified with a tasting pack of five Society single-cask malt whiskies, each of Vic’s guests will explore their creative loves, their passion for whisky, and how each of the five Society drams reminds them of a favourite piece of music.

‘Whisky Talk: Malts & Music’ kicks off today with crime writer Ian Rankin, who pairs his Society 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, writer Val McDermid, Justin Currie from Del Amitri and Stina Tweeddale of Honeyblood.
Vic Galloway interviewing

Galloway said: “Good whisky and good music go hand in hand. I had such a great time pairing 12 music genres with the 12 Scotch Malt Whisky Society flavour profiles earlier this year, and that gave us the idea for Whisky Talk: Malts & Music'.

As the whisky flows, we go off on unexpected tangents about creative work, opinions and life in general. I hope the ‘Whisky Talk: Malts & Music’ interviews give listeners and viewers a new insight into these creative minds and some of the finest whisky on the planet. Join us for a good chinwag and spectacular drams!”

‘Whisky Talk: Malt & Music’ with Vic Galloway launches on Thursday, 7 October on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Google Podcasts and Stitcher. Videos of the conversations will be available on the Society’s YouTube channel.