The Team

ChrisChris Hoban, the man at the right place, at the right time. People he has randomly bumped into: George Clooney, Claudia Schiffer, Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins, Bono, Bob Geldof, Jennifer Ellison (he tried to chat her up) and that’s just the famous people. He also ended up setting up Silent Discos at one point in his past after bumping into someone with the idea. Always ready to follow a crazy plan to the end [...] read more and posts by Chris

GraemeGraeme Gardiner, the youngest member of the pack, was brought up in the sparkling seaside resort of Aberdeen. In this vibrant and colourful city he grew up inside a bubble of rainbows and penguins. Lies! All Lies! The true darkness of the Deen threatened to engulf his creative mind and so, in 2007, Graeme decided to run away and make his fortune as a Chemical Engineer in Edinburgh [...] read more and posts by Graeme

LucaszLukasz Dynowiak (aka Lucas) moved to Scotland from a sleepy town Poland in 2005 to study tourism and after graduating decided to stay in Edinburgh to drink excessively and steal British jobs. During his time at uni he worked at The Scotch Whisky Experience for a while, a common theme for Edinburgh Whisky Blog editors. Together with Chris Hoban he conceived the blog in December 2008 and gave man-birth to it the following month [...] read more and posts by Lucas

TigerChris White rew up in the rolling hills of the Scottish Borders before heading to Auld Reekie to study at the University of Edinburgh. The eternal student, he managed to cling to the student lifestyle for more years than is socially acceptable. However, However, he’s now the Auctioneer at Royal Mile Whisky Auctions, an ethical, online whisky auction platform, set up in 2017 by independent, award-winning retailer, Royal [...] read more and posts by Chris

TurboThe origins of Jason Thomson have long been disputed. Some say that he is the result of a horrible lab accident where he was bitten by a radioactive bear. Others say that he is simply a hallucination of the drunken mind that only appears after you’ve silenced the voice of common sense. His parents claim that he was brought up in the Borders town of Peebles. We may never know the truth [...] read more and posts by Jason

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