Andrew Derbidge, Director of Scotch Malt Whisky Society Australia, answers some of Whisky's tough questions
Andrew Derbidge is Director of the Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS) of Australia, and the man behind Whisky and Wisdom.
For over 15 years, he’s worked as a brand ambassador and presenter for some of the world’s most renowned Whisky brands, organised bespoke Whisky tours of Scotland and written for publications such as Whisky Magazine and Australian Gourmet Traveller.
Some of SMWS's independent Whisky bottlings
Andrew’s on the podcast to briefly outline the history of SMWS, which is a prolific independent bottler as well as a club that hosts events and tastings, before indulging us in an in-depth discussion about today’s Whisky market.
Is there still room for the Scotch industry to expand? Is there a market correction on the way? Why are distilleries now releasing countless different expressions of their product? Are Whisky bottles a worthy investment? It’s all on the agenda!