MoonBeams

Rosemary's MoonBeams podcasts featuring interviews about Food, Life and Whisky. You can subscribe on iTunes here.

MoonBeams #21 - Tasting GlenDronach whiskies with Cesar da Silva and Sarah Jane Evans MW.

GlenDronach distillery has a cult following in the world of whisky. Revered under the ownership of the BenRiach Company (now acquired by US drinks giant Brown-Forman) the distillery is famed for the uber-classy sherry barrel maturation of its whiskies, but this is actually not a recent phenomenon. It was a skill that also flourished under previous owns Allied Distillers and William Teachers. This was made clear to me when I received a flight of 12 single cask, cask strength samples of whiskies from these earlier days in GlenDronach's history.

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Moonbeams #20: A Capital whisky and cheese pairing

A perfect pair - a whisky and cheese tasting at London’s The Capital Hotel with Cesar da Silva.

Whisky tastings are not just for Burn’s Night - although tastings are ramped up around the world to celebrate the Bard’s birthday on January 25th. The Capital Hotel is one of the hottest destinations in London for an expertly tutored tasting under the guidance of Bar Manager Cesar da Silva, who loves to pair whiskies with beautifully aged cheeses - a real treat.

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MoonBeams #17 : The Bottle Bunker #3 - Celebrating September as National Bourbon Month with Olly Langmead

I met up again with Olly, creator and owner of The Bottle Bunker, to taste and share our favourite American drams in celebration of National Bourbon Month. Choosing two bottles each we tasted bourbons from Knob Creek, Willets and Blantons and finished off with a whiskey from Michter’s.

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MoonBeams #16: The Extra Virgin Whisky Podcast

Judy Ridgeway is known in the Twitter world as @JudyOliveOil. She and I have been friends for many years. I really respect the way in which she has made a completely new career, moving on from PR then food and wine writing, and becoming a leading authority in the world of olive oil. Internationally respected, Judy is also a whisky lover and I have been hoping to catch up with her to record a podcast for ages. Now you can eavesdrop on our conversations about olive oils, whiskies and flavours.

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MoonBeams #10: Rannoch Revisited

Duration: 37 minutes

I am revisiting my very first podcast about whisky and food, recorded with Richard Barclay of Rannoch Smokery in November 2014. It was such fun! We talked about 2015 being Scotland's Year of Food & Drink, and the celebrations and events for that are now well under way. In this podcast we taste two of the whiskies sampled on MoonBeams #9 - the Gelnmorangie Nectar D'Or and The Dalmore Cigar Malt - well liked on both occasions. Listen again and enjoy!

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MoonBeams #4: At the Chichester Observer

Duration 17 minutes

The tables are turned! When my local paper asked to interview me about a proposed Whisky club for Women I thought they might like to participate in a grain whisky tasting and make a podcast. Girvan single grains and Compass Box Hedonism star. Sorry I talk so much....

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MoonBeams #3 The 'Kolokopittas meets Monkey Shoulder' podcast

Duration 31 minutes

Furniture restorer Sonnia Demetriou tells the story of self-publishing - and then marketing and selling - her book Androula's KitchenCyprus on a plate. A sun-drenched tale of the birth of a book - with food and whisky, of course!

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MoonBeams #2: The "Where's the snail?" podcast. Food and whisky: an illustrator's inspiration.

Duration : 42 minutes

Artist Amanda Loverseed, best selling creative for Pheonix Trading, explains to Rosemary how food inspires her work and how whisky is a new taste experience for her.

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