Tommy Smith worked at Strathisla Distillery in Speyside for 27 years before taking “early retirement.” He’s put in another eight years since then guiding visitors around the distillery and telling tales of the days when coal fired the stills, men ran the stills instead of computers, and “dramming” was part of the job. He’ll share some of his stories with us in this episode. In the news, new releases from Ardbeg, Six Isles, Four Roses, charity events, and competitions, along with your e-mails and ways to keep cool in the summer’s heat .

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