Digging for Whisky History artwork
Love Scotland

Digging for Whisky History

  • S2E4
  • 30:32
  • November 23rd 2021

Who doesn’t love a dram? Call it uisge beatha, the water of life, whisky… Scotland’s national drink is known worldwide as a very special part of our culture. But what does it have to do with archaeological digs and the National Trust for Scotland? In this episode, Jackie Bird chats with Trust archaeologist Dr Daniel Rhodes and The Glenlivet’s Master Distiller Alan Winchester about Pioneering Spirit, a unique project to unearth the real history of whisky. 

You can find out more about the National Trust for Scotland's work and how to support them at: www.nts.org.uk

Love Scotland

Love Scotland is a podcast series from the National Trust for Scotland.

From coastlines to castles, art to architecture, wildlife to wilderness, the National Trust for Scotland cares for and protects some of Scotland's most significant places and spaces, allowing them to be enjoyed today while protecting them for future generations.

Hosted by former BBC Reporting Scotland anchor Jackie Bird, and featuring experts and enthusiasts from across the country, each episode delves deep into the detail of the Trust’s people and places to showcase how everything they do is for the love of Scotland. 

You can find out more about the National Trust for Scotland's work and how to support them at http://www.nts.org.uk.

Meet the Host

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Jackie Bird
Host

    Scottish journalist and broadcaster, previously one of the lead presenters of Reporting Scotland (BBC Scotland News).