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Scran season 4: Inside Johnnie Walker Princes Street

A bonus episode of our podcast Scran is now live.

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This special bonus episode of Scran was recorded at the newly opened Johnnie Walker Visitor Experience on Princes Street in Edinburgh.

Rosalind went along to check out Diageo's £185million investment in the old House of Fraser building.

You'll be given a sneak peak into what you can expect to experience on a tour including hearing from master blender Emma Walker, senior experience ambassador Gordon Houston, the wonderful retiree-turned-tour guide Les Defesche, chief sustainability officer Ewan Andrew and managing director of Diageo's brand homes and general manager of the new visitor experience, Barbara Smith.

In this episode you'll meander through this remarkable building and catch an auditory glimpse of what is already set to become a new Edinburgh institution.

Listen to the episode in full

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Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind writes for The Scotsman on all things food and drink related as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.
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