Wavemaker, the media, content and technology agency from GroupM recently launched a five-part exploration series Spirit of Scotland on Times Now and ET Now. Hosted by Bollywood actor Kunal Kapoor, the show explores the exciting Scottish culture and takes the viewers on a breathtaking visual journey into the lesser-known facets of Scotland.
Kapoor says, “Scotland has a certain charm, which is too tough to escape. Be it the Scotch which rules the world, the scenic beauty, the unparalleled modern history or the architectural heritage. In this series, I have tried to bring to you the authentic Scotland experience and the charm of this beautiful country.”
About the series:
EP 1: REVEL IN THE MOMENT
In this episode, Kapoor explores the mystical Glamis Castle with Scottish travel photographer James Wright, traverses the highlands of the Cairngorms National Park to see the Northern Lights and ends his journey at the home of the original single malt – The Glenlivet Distillery.
EP 2: SAVOUR THE ARTISANAL SPIRIT
There’s an intuitive connection between nature and the Scottish psyche. To savour the famous Scottish palate, Kapoor takes a culinary journey around the country, stopping by Glasgow for delicious haggis, and the Aberlour village for an introduction to malt whisky’s quintessential ingredient: barley. But the cherry on the cake, is a food and whisky pairing session at the beautiful Aberlour distillery.
EP: 3 SIP OF LUXURY
Luxury fits Scotland like a glove. Here, Kapoor meets contemporary kilt maker Howie Nicholsby, in his Edinburgh studio and visits Cromlix – a Luxury Hotel owned by tennis legend Andy Murray. All of this is a lead up to the final destination: Strathisla, the oldest operating distillery in Speyside and Home of the Chivas Regal.
EP 4: A TOAST TO THE UNSWAYED
To truly experience Scotland’s culture, he meets the people who have played a role in building it. From golfing champion Gemma Batty to contemporary artist Gordon Wilson, each show him a different side of the indomitable Scottish spirit. But none more than Ballantine’s Master Blender Sandy Hyslop at his home turf, the Glenburgie Distillery.
EP 5: BLEND OF NEW ROYALTY
In this episode, Kunal experiences the modern embodiments of royalty, whether it’s the Duke of Argyll at his Inverary Castle estate, or the resplendent Royal Yacht Britannia in Leith. The true ode to royalty is his experience at the Royal Salute Vault, where he sips liquid gold reserved for the Monarch.
Spirit of Scotland airs on Times Now at 7 pm, and on ET Now at 7:30PM, every Saturday. Watch it on YouTube on Spirit of Scotland_series channel.