Raw Spirit

Episodes

EpisodeFirst
Broadcast
Comments
0120031208

In the Spring of 2003, best-selling novelist Iain Banks set off on a tour round the whisky distilleries of his native Scotland in search of ""the perfect dram"".

The resulting book is a blend of travelogue, personal memoir, and pungent opinion - on everything from the politics of whisky, to slow-moving caravans with inappopriately glamorous names.

1/5.

Islay is home to Ardbeg and Bowmore.

Read by Jimmy Chisolm and abridged by Laurence Wareing.

0120031208

In the Spring of 2003, best-selling novelist Iain Banks set off on a tour round the whisky distilleries of his native Scotland in search of the perfect dram.

The resulting book is a blend of travelogue, personal memoir, and pungent opinion - on everything from the politics of whisky, to slow-moving caravans with inappopriately glamorous names.

1/5.

Islay is home to Ardbeg and Bowmore.

Read by Jimmy Chisolm and abridged by Laurence Wareing.

0220031209

For a long time I rejected traditional Scottish stuff.

0220031209

For a long time I rejected traditional Scottish stuff.

0320031210

Banks reflects on the participatory nature of whisky-drinking.

0320031210

Banks reflects on the participatory nature of whisky-drinking.

0420031211

Iain Banks once contemplated a pseudonym combining the names of his two favourite whiskies.

0420031211

Iain Banks once contemplated a pseudonym combining the names of his two favourite whiskies.

05 LAST20031212

The search for the perfect dram leads to the quest for the secret still.

05 LAST20031212

The search for the perfect dram leads to the quest for the secret still.