Stuck for a series to sink your teeth into this year? We've got you. The Three Drinkers Do Scotch Whisky hit Amazon Prime in 2018, while the second series hit our screens late last year. And this is one spirit raiser you'll wanna drink up in one go. We had a chat with the eponymous trio to get the low down on the new series, and another pretty special release they brought out to accompany it.
"For Series 2, we are back up in Scotland discovering more whisky from the islands to the highlands, via Glasgow and Edinburgh too." The trio comprised of Colin Hampden-White, Helena Nicklin, Aidy Smith told us as their second series hit the internet. "There’s a little more tourism in there and we introduce a gin into the show as well." Sounds good to us. As the trio work their way across the country, they once again explore Scotland one dram at a time as they visit some of the world's most famous distilleries, learning the stories behind Scotland's most delicious export. The highlights? "We loved filming on Jura. None of us had been to the island before, the scenery was incredible with lots to explore, the people were delightful and the whisky was delicious."
With all this research, the trio was able to solve the dilemma of what whisky to pair with a good old series binge, by bringing out their very own 17-year-old blended malt Scotch whisky. What legends. The Three Drinkers Scotch Whisky Cask Selection No. 1 launched late 2019. "We wanted to create a liquid memory," they said of the reason they decided to launch their own Scotch. "We’ve had such incredible whiskies on the journey we wanted to try and capture all of them in some way in one whisky, and the way to do that was with a blended malt. Sipping the whisky takes us right back to the distilleries we visited." Talk about immersive viewing.
You'd think with three palates it might mean three separate visions for the final product, but these guys are proof that great minds think alike. "We all wanted a little bit of everything and hoped we could achieve it and keep the whisky balanced, which it is, perfectly." Here here. What they've created together is a whisky with a deliciously long finish. And it's very moreish. Essentially, it’s the fruitiness and Christmas cake notes of the highlands with a whiff of smoke from the islands. Delicious.
Unlike the series, you won't be able to get yourself a bottle of this blended malt on Amazon cos it's being exclusively stocked by Master of Malt. And when we say exclusive, we mean exclusive. There are only 300 bottles of the stuff available to buy, and each bottle has been signed by the trio. So if you fancy yourself a collector, or just wanna get down with the notes of fudge, dried fruit and festive spices, you better be quick cos we reckon this'll sell out quicker than you can say "play next episode".
But don't panic if you do miss out on getting your mitts on a bottle for yourself. "For our next series, we are heading out of the UK, but not too far afield, and we’ll be creating more drinks along the way… "
We guess till then we'll be watching the clock rather than the telly.