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Caroline Dewar

Caroline worked for one of Scotland's major whisky companies for nearly fifteen years in the marketing function, looking after the international aspects of many well known malts and blends. During that time - and as a founding director of Distillery Destinations - she has hosted visits to Scotland and written for a number of publications about Scotch Whisky. Whisky as a mixer/in cocktails and with food is a particular interest. One of her favourite achievements as a marketer with Allied Distillers is the development and launch of the Friends of Laphroaig scheme which has some 200,000 members worldwide.

She has spent much of her time in the whisky world addressing audiences from around the globe, combining her knowledge of the history and romance of Scotch Whisky with distillery anecdotes and her own stories. Her enthusiasm really comes through in tutored tastings when she likes to exchange opinions with the audience and helps people to appreciate the ways they may enjoy their whisky. She has talked extensively about whisky to trade and consumer gatherings and conducted many of these tastings for whisky enthusiasts and beginners alike. She also participates in whisky education for drinks trade staff from both the hospitality and wholesale/retail sides of the drinks business.

Helen Arthur

Helen is now an established whisky author with three books to her credit. The first, "The Single Malt Whisky Companion", was the first comprehensive guide to malt whiskies written by a woman. It has been translated into over fifteen languages. Some of you whom we have met or written to, already have this book. Her most recent work is "Whisky - Uisge Beatha - The Water of Life" which won two awards at the Salon International du Livre Gourmand 2000.

Over nearly twenty years Helen has worked as a consultant to various major whisky companies and, with the National Trust for Scotland, she runs the UK's largest whisky tasting, in London every two years. It has raised large amounts of money for National Trust properties in Scotland. As a Director of Distillery Destinations, Helen passes on her unique knowledge and love of Scotch to lots of you from home and overseas. The Scotch Whisky industry recognised her contribution to the cause by making her a life member of the prestigious Keepers of the Quaich in 1999.


At the end of 2003 Caroline and Helen produced "Whisky Jottings" a little whisky update book where they both reported on newer brand and distillery developments in the previous year or two, wrote about a selection of their own work and events and outlined where to buy and try Scotch Whisky.

E-mail the Experts on info@whisky-tours.com if you would like one of our tours or tastings or if we can organise a whisky event or whisky dinner for you. We can do these in certain other European languages if required.

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