9 episodes

Think you know your whisky? Rachel McCormack hosts this entertaining interview based whisky podcast. Each episode features three whiskies with a special guest - from the worlds of entertainment, literature, music, sport and the whisky industry. You can be sure of two things: great whisky and a blether!

Double Scotch The Big Light

    • Food
    • 4.9 • 16 Ratings

Think you know your whisky? Rachel McCormack hosts this entertaining interview based whisky podcast. Each episode features three whiskies with a special guest - from the worlds of entertainment, literature, music, sport and the whisky industry. You can be sure of two things: great whisky and a blether!

    Andrea Baker

    Andrea Baker

    Rachel chats to British-American mezzo-soprano Andrea Baker about growing up in a musical family, Wagner mega-fans and the stories of trailblazing African American women. The pair enjoy a Glasgow Distillery 1770, a Glen Scotia double sherry and Glen Scotia 15.


    Andrea Baker is renowned for her distinctive voice, intense artistry, and passion. Her acclaimed interpretations range from Amneris in Aida, Fricka in Die Walküre and the title role in Carmen to Mescalina in Le Grand Macabre and Nen-Nen in Dominique Legendre’s world premiere of The Bird of Night. 


    Follow Andrea on Twitter: @ABakerMezzo
    Andrea’s website: www.andreabaker.org
    Soundcloud: www.soundcloud.com/andrea-baker-mezzo
    ‘Sing Sistah Sing!’ - Andrea’s one woman show - the story of trailblazing African American women: www.singsistahsing.com


    For more information about the podcast, visit: www.thebiglight.com/doublescotch
     
    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 58 min
    Pete Brown

    Pete Brown

    Rachel chats to Pete Brown - author, broadcaster and consultant specialising in food and drink. The pair enjoy another Flaviar box selection - a Tamnavulin double cask, a Speyburn and a Glen Scotia double cask.


    Pete Brown writes for newspapers and magazines around the world and is a regular contributor on BBC Radio 4’s Food Programme. He was named British Beer Writer of the Year in 2009, 2012 and 2016 and he is the recipient of three Fortnum & Mason Food and Drink Awards.


    Follow Pete on Twitter: @PeteBrownBeer
    Pete's book: 'Craft: An Argument: Why the term 'Craft Beer' is completely undefinable, hopelessly misunderstood and absolutely essential' - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Craft-completely-undefinable-hopelessly-misunderstood
    Pete's website: https://www.petebrown.net


    For more information about the podcast, visit: www.thebiglight.com/doublescotch
     
    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 52 min
    Andi Oliver

    Andi Oliver

    Rachel chats to food presenter, cook and restaurateur, Andi Oliver. The pair enjoy a Glendolough double barrel, a Jura seven wood and an Auchentoshan three wood (all part of the Flaviar In The Mood For Wood gift box).


    Follow Andi on Twitter: @andisn16
    For more information about the podcast, visit: www.thebiglight.com/doublescotch
     
    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 50 min
    Kirsty Wark

    Kirsty Wark

    Rachel chats to broadcaster, journalist and author, Kirsty Wark. The pair enjoy an Isle of Jura Turas Mara, an Arran 10 and a Talisker Storm - all part of the Flaviar box.


    Kirsty is the recipient of many awards, including BAFTA Awards for Outstanding Contribution to Broadcasting, Journalist of the Year and Best Television Presenter. She is best-known for presenting Newsnight on BBC2.
    Kirsty’s website: www.blackpeppermedia.com
    Follow Kirsty on Twitter: @KirstyWark


    For more information about the podcast, visit: www.thebiglight.com/doublescotch
     
    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 47 min
    Max Brooks

    Max Brooks

    Rachel meets up with author, Max Brooks (World War Z, The Zombie Survival Guide). The pair enjoy an Arran Port cask finish, a Talisker 10 (Diageo) and a Lagavulin 16 (Diageo).


    Max Brooks is a best-selling author, credited with helping to propel zombie-fiction from niche sub-culture fascination to mainstream pop-culture obsession.


    Max's new book, DEVOLUTION, is out now - order here: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/609523/devolution-by-max-brooks/
    Website: https://www.maxbrooks.com
    Follow Max on Twitter: @maxbrooksauthor


    For more information about the podcast, visit: www.thebiglight.com/doublescotch
     
    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 56 min
    Ian Rankin

    Ian Rankin

    Rachel chats to Ian Rankin - the King of crime writing! The pair enjoy an Aberlour Casg Annamh, a Glenmorangie the Duthac and a Laphroaig An Cuan Mor (all part of the nAS Flaviar box).


    ENTER THE GLENCAIRN GLASS GIVEAWAY: https://www.thebiglight.com/glencairnglassgiveaway
    nAS Flaviar box: https://flaviar.com/sample-tastingset/scotch/prime-what-about-nas


    'For more than twenty years, Ian has entertained and gripped us with stories of the Detective Inspector Rebus, whose daily grind involves tackling Edinburgh’s grim underbelly.'
    Follow Ian on Twitter: @Beathhigh
    Website: https://www.ianrankin.net


    For more information about the podcast, visit: www.thebiglight.com/doublescotch
     
    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

GStu ,

Perfect fireside conversations

Like being welcomed to the fireside for a fascinating blether over a dram or three. Funny and thoughtful meditations on Scottish culture, life and fond memories.

graemerking ,

Double Scotch

Lovely to listen to this relaxing and informative podcast. A great balance between the Scotch and the person. Keep them coming Rachel!

Dangermouse196890 ,

Warm and witty

What a pleasure to listen to these two lovely folk chatting and sampling some great whiskies. There was natural warmth and relaxed banter. Well with a listen.

Top Podcasts In Food

Listeners Also Subscribed To