Colin Poppy is the Manager of the new Ballindalloch Distillery on Speyside, having worked there since its start up in 2014.
He started his whisky career as a stillman / mashman at Diageo’s Auchroisk Distillery.
This distillery still has a special place in his heart as he remembers visiting it as a young boy with his Father who worked there as a ‘watcher’ with the then Customs & Excise.
The whisky I would take with me should I be stranded on a desert island would have to be the original Singleton of Auchroisk, which is sadly no longer commercially available.
I received a bottle of this from my two girls as a Father’s Day present a number of years ago and I still have it, although I did manage to pick up another bottle (which I drank!) on an auction site.
It’s sad that this once popular whisky hasn’t been brought back as part of Diageo’s revamped Singleton portfolio yet…but who knows what the future will bring?