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22/10/2015 Featured Blogs - Great Drams

Great DramsIt's been a while since I posted a Featured Blogs post and so i thought it was time to ressurect that and start today with this post on Greg Dillon from Great Drams

I first met Greg a year and half ago at a The Scotch Malt Whisky Society event before Whisky Live and we've tweeted, facebooked and shared bottles since.

Why did you start your Whisky website?

It all started out as an outlet for my passion of whisky, I was talking about it a lot to friends and family and was always asked about which whisky to buy for certain people or occasions so thought I’d jump in to the blogging game and see if anyone cared about my opinion… and they appear to.

What is your earliest Whisky Memory?

My dad was a fan of whisky, Johnnie Walker, Teacher's and Knockando so would enjoy a glass or two to celebrate or to unwind so when he passed away I took on the mantle of exploring the category and many moons later I work within the trade.

In no particular order what 3 Whiskies would you recommend to someone new to whisky?

Hmm… always an interesting question… I’m assuming this is in a flight by way of induction into this fine liquid… so probably the Glengoyne 10 Year Old or Highland Park 12 to give folk a gentle start, then the Oban 14 for some understated quality and finally the Laphroaig 10 as it was the whisky that I started on all those years ago.

Money no object, what Whisky would you love to own and open?

Easy - Gordon & Macphail 75 Year Old Mortlach… I was at the launch so got to try a couple and was just spectacular. This your way of asking me what I want for Christmas Tom?! (hahahaha - No - Tom)

Would you have any tips for other Whisky drinkers?

Don’t overlook what appear to be ‘cheap’ whiskies in their category There is a lot of quality to be had in low-priced malts and blends like The Black Grouse, JW Double Black and batted malts like Rock Oyster / Big Peat.

Why should people visit your website? is all about looking at whisky from a brand experience point of view as well as the liquid itself, hopefully taking readers on a journey of exploration and fun with a bit of banter along the way too.

Many thanks to Greg and please remember to go visit the website at Great Drams.

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