Listen to Episode 45: The Scotch Malt Whisky Society with Paul Skipworth”
We took a brief break from the Bit by a Fox podcast last week for Thanksgiving but we are back to talking about Scotch! The Scotch Malt Whisky Society is an international community of whisky lovers, where members have access to some of the finest rare and limited edition whiskies in the world.
My guest this week is Paul Skipworth, former CEO of Ardbeg and Glenmorangie, and now Chairman of The Scotch Malt Whisky Society.
Based in Edinburgh, Paul was briefly in town last month to celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the Society. I caught up with him right before the event at the British Consul General’s Residence in LA.
The cocktail recipe this week is one of my favorite ways to enjoy scotch when I’m not having it on its own – in a Whisky Highball.
The key to a quality made whisky highball is quality ice, a chilled highball glass and the proportions that work for you. I like 2 oz of whisky to 4-5 ounce of soda, and a lemon wedge. You can add mint or other garnishes as you would a gin and tonic. Listen to Paul Skipworth and drink it how you like it!
2 oz Scotch whisky
4-5 oz club soda
Add both the whisky and the soda to an an ice filled highball glass that has been well chilled, stir gently and garnish.