Glen Mhor Podcast
History can be dreary, whisky can be equally as dull to some out there. Combine both and it's a realm that isn't for everyone, or is it?
So, I felt it was worth a try and shake things up and bring this Glen Mhor project to life via another medium. As podcasting is enjoying a resurgence in popularity and fits in well with our daily lives, it seemed like a fertile ground and if anything sheds light on Glen Mhor (or any closed distillery for that matter), then I thought why not?
Our television channels are brimming with programming where we can follow detective work, mysteries solved etc. and it offers a welcome respite to all things superhero related. In this audio series we'll talk about the background to the distillery, the project and findings before moving into weekly discoveries and then who knows what else?
The series is available in several places:
Apple Podcasts - available if you search for 'Glen Mhor' via your Apple podcast app
If you have a specific podcast platform of choice and are missing out, please let me know and I'll investigate signing up.
The way I've devised this, is that Season 1 is the historical foundations, whereas Season 2 will be the updates, the news stories and weekly articles. If you're new to Glen Mhor, then Season 1 is the place to go and build up that initial appreciation.
In this initial episode, I lay the groundwork as to why I picked the Glen Mhor distillery, given the more fashionable and better known closed options. My motivations and what to expect in coming episodes.
In this episode we delve into glenmhorwhisky.com and reveal the various elements and their purpose.
In this episode, we walk through the timeline that led to the creation of Glen Mhor distillery. The meeting of the Mackinlay family (blenders from Leith, Edinburgh) and John Birnie (former manager of Glen Albyn distillery) who would become co-owners in this new venture.
On the eve of the publication of the Distilleries of Great Britain & Ireland by James Eadie Ltd., with the assistance of the British Library, we discuss the Glen Mhor article which dates from 1924. This includes 2 previously unseen photographs and a concise summary of the distillery itself.
My apologies as the audio cuts out at the end quickly, but I hope you enjoy this episode while it lasts. We'll also be publishing a more detailed look at the Glen Mhor chapter on our website next week and debating the information contained within. It certainly opens up new avenues of research and uncharted possibilities.
Join me as I open up the first cache of Glen Mhor documents kindly acquired after contributions from readers and whisky fans made this all possible. In the first of two specials, I look at the Highland Railway Company invoices and deliver my first impressions.
What joys and discoveries await us in the second half of the document collection? A unique listen awaits as first impressions are caught and documents debated.