Master of Malt, John is one of the world's leading authorities on Whisky.
The author of “The Malt Whisky File” (now into its seventh edition),
“The Whisky Connoisseur’s Companion”, and international magazine articles
on the wider subject of “drink”, he lectures on all things vinous and
has created “the world’s first Scotch Whisky evening class”, an eight week
course which runs at the Glasgow College of Food Technology and covers
production of both malt & grain whiskies, the history and folklore of the
industry, its marketing and a fairly irreverent look at where it is going.
has worked in the drinks industry since 1974 and lectured for the past sixteen
years. His easy and interactive
style makes him a popular speaker on the corporate circuit, where he can tailor
an event to a specific audience, whether it be as wine education, or simply as a
part of an evening’s entertainment.
events are often set with the audience having to guess the value of the wines
they are tasting. True blind
tastings, where members of the audience are blindfolded, guessing which colour
of wine they are tasting, can be very revealing.