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There is nothing like a dram of whisky to inspire an important conversation.Each week we sit down with a guest from the worlds of entertainment, sport or business and they tell their story over a glass of whisky.

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Nov. 29, 2023

Episode 96 - Marc McNulty, Scottish Footballer

We chat to Scottish striker Marc McNulty. He talks about finding out about his Scotland debut from the TV, his adventures playing in Orange County and the pride of playing at Wembley. We also cover the excitement of playing…
Sept. 18, 2023

Episode 95 - Jason Myers, award winning trailer editor

I talk to Jason Myers, trailer editor (and my karate partner). We talk about the world of editing trailers, salvaging bad films and working with Michael Bay on Transformers. He tells us how to make a trailer, his trailer gee…
June 20, 2023

Episode 94 - Personal stylists Jordan LaValle and Meg Chapman

Over a gold rush and a whiskey sour, I talk to the Closet Files - a pair of high-flying personal stylists. We talk fashion, dressing men and styling women for work and leisure. They explain why clients need a stylist, going …
April 5, 2023

Episode 93 - Jason Franklin, sports fanatic and co-founder of Sportiqe

We talk to Sportiqe co-founder Jason Franklin. He tells us about catching a Hulk Hogan shirt at WrestleMania, how being a ball boy for the Chicago Bulls changed his life and wearing personalized hoodies. He cracks open a Jap…
March 13, 2023

Episode 92 - Benjamin Percy, comic book writer

The whisky podcast is back and we have the excellently-voices Benjamin Percy aboard. The comic book writer tells us, over a Lagavulin 16, which super heroes would drink, how comics helped him as a kid moving cities and why M…
Aug. 29, 2022

Episode 91 - Patrick Macmanus, writer, producer, showrunner, Dr Death, The Girl from Plainville

American in Paris, Hollywood writer and whisky lover Patrick Macmanus is the latest guest on the podcast. We explore learning languages, Americans abroad and what makes a good leader. Over a Dalmore 12 and a Glenfiddich Gran…

About the Host

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Dan Rutstein

Dan is a former British diplomat and whisky enthusiast.
He started the podcast because he wanted to be able to have important conversations with interesting people over an enjoyable drink.