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Scran season 5: Highlights of Feis Ile part 2

We're on to episode 2 of our two-part Scran special on Feis Ile 2022.

On this episode of Scran, Rosalind continues her exploration of this unique and highly popular festival.

Rosalind speaks to more producers, visits more distilleries and goes on a magical mystery tour, but believe it or not, it's not all whisky.

You will hear many different voices on this episode including two really interesting conversations with Bunnahabhain's new master distiller Brendan McCarron, who shares his vision for the whisky, and with Ben Shakespeare of the Feis Ile Committee who tells Rosalind all about how the 2022 festival has gone.

You'll also hear from Gaelic singer Lynn MacDonald and traditional storyteller Kate Coutts who regales us with the story of the first distillery.

Thanks to Loganair and CalMac Ferries, both of whom can get you to and from the island whenever you choose to go. Further thanks to the Feis Ile organising committee for inviting Rosalind to experience the festival.

Thanks to all the guests who appeared on this episode of Scran, including; Charlotte Gillett, Deer Island Distillers, Phillipa MaCallum, Jura Brewery, Ben Ingles, Islay Rum, Ed Richardson, The Machrie Hotel, Claire Fletcher, Lussa Gin, Gary Coupland, musician, Florence Grey, Feis Ile Committee Chair, Lynn MacDonald, Gaelic Singer, Kate Coutts, Traditional Storyteller, Donald MacKenzie, Islay Ales, Ashley McGregor, Botanist Gin, Brendan McCarron, Bunnahabhain & Distell and Ben Shakespeare, Feil ile Organising Committee.

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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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