In the video below he tells you what to do if someone puts ice in your whiskey.
Fun even if you aren't a whiskey drinker.
Richard Paterson is one of the world’s best-known Master Blenders, having travelled the globe extensively as an ambassador not just for Whyte & Mackay, but for Scotland, becoming a Master Blender at the incredibly early age of 26.
The Master Blender’s role is undeniably one of the most important and complex in the whisky making process.
With a truly unique talent for ‘nosing whisky’, one of the main tasks of the position is nosing often hundreds of samples of whisky over the course of a day, and being able to distinguish each to maintain particular layers of flavour, aroma and depth.
The Master Blender is ultimately responsible for creating whiskies, watching them closely as they mature, maintaining quality and ensuring they are released when they are their best.
Richard began his career as a general production assistant at A. Giles & Company Whisky Blenders & Brokers where he learned the art of blending before joining Whyte & Mackay, one of Scotland’s leading makers and distributors of Scotch whisky. Richard is a former president of The Wine & Spirit Club of Scotland and the Institute of Wine & Spirits in Scotland.
He has been awarded The Spirit of Scotland Trophy at the International Wine & Spirit Competition and is a Diploma Lecturer for Scotch Whisky for the Wine & Spirit Education Trust in London. In 2008 Richard published his very own book, Goodness Nose.