Episode 74 - Neil Strachan, The Balvenie Ambassador for West Coast USA

United States of Dramerica

May 17 2021 • 47 mins

We talk to the lively Neil Strachan of Balvenie. We talk about corporate golf tournaments, the etiquette of drinking whisky and doing business in South East Asia and getting lost during a Manila whisky festival.
He explains how luxury whiskys are promoted in Singapore and China, the rarest whiskys he's tasted at the world famous Auld Alliance and why Scottish people are seen as so charming.
Neil tells us how friendly that part of the world was (and how quickly they drink), how different it is working in the USA and why he wants to share a Balvenie 14 Caribbean Cask with a recently-deceased inspirational friend Ali McDougall on the top of a French mountain.