Read this fascinating excerpt about the origins of Scotch from the new book “A Long Stride—The Story of the World’s No 1 Scotch” by Nicholas Morgan.
Dr. Nicholas Morgan is a published academic and historian who moved into the world of beverage alcohol in 1990 to establish the now world-famous Diageo Archive from teaching Scottish History at the University of Glasgow. He has since had a rich and varied career at Diageo and is currently the company’s Head of Whisky Outreach. As such he brings both academic rigor and an intimate knowledge of whisky to this task.
He is also the winner of an Outstanding Achievement in Scotch Whisky Award. His work has earned him a place on the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trustee board, further supporting excellence in British Craftsmanship. Nicholas was made the forty-eighth inductee into the Whisky Hall of Fame in March 2018.
His new book is A Long Stride: The Story of the World's No. 1 Scotch Whisky.