Just got off the phone with Jim McEwan of Bruichladdich...he's announced his plans to retire in July after 15 years at Bruichladdich and 52 years in the Scotch Whisky industry. He's leaving to spend more time with his family, and while that's usually a euphemism for a more disagreeable departure, in this case it's true. He told me he missed out on a lot of his family's lives traveling the world, and isn't about to miss out on spending time with his three grandchildren!
Jim was one of the very first people I interviewed for WhiskyCast back in 2005, and has always been extremely generous with his time and his opinions. He's one of the most respected people in the whisky industry, and please join me in wishing Jim, Barbara, and their entire family well!
April 24, 2015 - If you're one of the 500 people with tickets for Jim McEwan's master class during Bruichladdich's open day next month during the Islay Festival of Malt & Music, (or the 380 cur...
This week's WhiskyCast is going to be packed! We'll have more on PappyGate, along with the #PardonMyPappy campaign, Jim McEwan's retirement plans, and Noah Rothbaum joins me to talk about his new book "The Art of American Whiskey."