Whisky Collecting – a conversation with Pat Pyles

This picture represents only about 30% of Pat’s collection.

This past weekend I had an opportunity to sit down with Pat Pyles, who has been a whisky collector (primarily Scotch Whisky) for roughly 40 years. Our discussion ranged from his favorite region – Islay, from which the Caol Ila 12 we were enjoying during our chat hails – to how his collection grew over the years, the one whisky he finds “undrinkable”and his opinions on where the industry has been headed recently.

Pat’s stories come from a long history of enthusiastically following Scotch Whisky and from the way he tells it, trying almost every single malt he got his hands on. There a real passion there, that all of our whisky loving listeners will appreciate.