Brothers mull over whisky connections

Stewart Buchanan, Global Brand Ambassador for Glenglassaugh malt whisky.

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Wildlife film maker Gordon Buchanan.

Brothers Stewart and Gordon Buchanan, who are originally from Mull, enjoyed a dram from their own homes to discuss nature’s impact on whisky making recently.

On Wednesday, June 24, Stewart, the Global Brand Ambassador for coastal malt Glenglassaugh, joined forces with his brother Gordon, one of Scotland’s leading wildlife filmmakers, in an Instagram Live event to explore the connections between coast and cask.

In conjunction with a tasting of the Highland distillery’s core range, the siblings took whisky lovers on a fascinating journey to uncover the links
between whisky and nature, while exploring Glenglassaugh’s rolling waves of flavour.

Both globetrotters by day, the Buchanan brothers sat down to enjoy a rare dram together in their homes to share stories and explore their respective fields of expertise. The duo encouraged whisky lovers to unearth how landscape and nature carves out unique influences in different single malts.

‘It was great to be joined by my brother to delve into the importance of place when it comes to Glenglassaugh,’ said Stewart.

‘As we’re often both travelling for work, we took this rare chance to
slow down, enjoy a dram together and explore the strong links between coast and cask in the making of this Highland single malt.’

Gordon commented: ‘Stewart and I were brought up by the coast and, particularly in times like these, it’s important to connect with nature – whether that’s physically, or through technology.

‘I hope that whisky and nature fans alike enjoyed joining us online.’