Dr Barry Bradford
Subscribers 5,000 - 10,000
Barry is a research scientist who blogs in his spare time. He has been doing so for 5 years.
DW: What, in your opinion, is the most important skill of a whisky blogger?
Barry: A spirit of adventure.
DW: What is the most viewed Blog that you have published, and why do you think it was so popular?
Barry: A review of Hibiki's Japanese Harmony Masters Select, it appears first on Google search and seems to be a very popular Japanese whisky.
DW: What, if anything, is unique about your blogging style?
Barry: In terms of my reviews; like to give a roundup of the information provided with a bottle i.e. what material consumers are given at the point of purchase or deciding to purchase a whisky and then a roundup of my own view, tasting notes, overall opinion and score. Generally we have Broadsheet newspaper approach and try provide as much information and opinion as concisely as possible.
DW: What is your view on the current popularity of whisky?
Barry: Whisky seems to be very popular at the moment, which is great.
DW: What is your opinion on whisky as an investment?
Barry: Go for it if you are interested but do your research first. Too many people ask me what the bottles they bought in the supermarket are now worth!
DW: Do you have an all-time favourite dram and why does it stand clear above all others?
Barry: The discontinued Mortlach 16yo Flora and Fauna is a favourite but I have had plenty others equal or better.
DW: What advice would you give anyone planning to become a whisky blogger?
Barry: Do it because you love whisky and want to share that passion with others. Don't forget that!