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Interview: Chivas Brothers Master Blender Colin Scott

Chivas Brothers Master Blender Colin Scott. Image courtesy Chivas Brothers.

January 25, 2014 – Colin Scott is marking two anniversaries: his 40th year with Chivas Brothers in 2013 and his 25th year as Master Blender in 2014. He joined The Glenlivet Distillers in 1973 as a trainee, following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather, and became Master Blender in 1989 after an apprenticeship under the legendary Jimmy Lang.

Chivas Brothers Master Blender Colin Scott in the 1980's. Image courtesy Chivas Brothers.

Over the years, he expanded the Chivas Regal range from its flagship 12-year-old blend to include the 18 and 25-year-old expressions, while developing Royal Salute with the Stone of Destiny, Tribute to Honour, 62 Gun Salute, 100 Casks Selection and Diamond Tribute expressions. His most recent release, the Royal Salute World Polo Batch, honors Royal Salute’s growing ties with professional polo and the World Polo Series.

WhiskyCast’s Mark Gillespie talked with Colin by phone on January 22, 2014.

In addition, you can hear Mark’s 2009 interview with Colin on his history in the whisky business in Episode 195 of WhiskyCast.

Links: Chivas Regal | Royal Salute