The Three Drinkers


Helena, Colin and Aidy are a trio of expert drinks writers and presenters as well as genuine friends. Each of them write for consumer and trade titles both in print and online as well as run tastings and events all over the country at fairs, at private tastings and on live TV and radio. They also write copy and create films for brands as well as consult on wine lists and drinks social media.

The Three Drinkers went from an idea at Milroys over a dram, to launching a global TV series on Amazon Prime about Scotch whisky – all within ten months. It is now already live 167 countries and territories worldwide and available in 39 languages. We have further series on spirits and wine currently in pre-production.

The Three Drinkers do Scotch Whisky is a drink- focused travelogue, where three friends embark on an adventure through Scotland. From Dufftown to Islay, they journey through breath-taking landscapes as they visit some of the newest and most historic distilleries in the land.

From reindeers to Scottish dishes you can’t even pronounce, the series is packed full of humour, personality and flavour. Deemed by critics as the ‘Top Gear of drinks’, The Three Drinkers is for a new, global audience, from twenty one to ninety one.

Three friends, zero pretence.

The series so far includes four episodes, the first three of which were filmed in Islay and the highland regions of Scotland including Speyside. Within these episodes, The Three Drinkers showcase the distilleries, the people and the incredible landscapes of the country. The fourth episode was filmed in London taking in key landmarks as the trio visit a selection of iconic whisky.

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The Three


Aidy Smith, is a wine and spirits presenter/personality with a key focus on the modern drinker. As the wine and spirits columnist for The Independent and official Brand Ambassador for Vivino, Adrian has spent his career developing a fun and curiosity-peaking mind-set to drinks. Cutting through the clutter Adrian has developed a tight-knit Instagram community (one of the largest in the country within this arena), fostering the growth and development of like minded individuals to promote the industry. Known as Sypped, Adrian is known for his interactive guides, ABC education, masterclasses and anti-snobbery approach. He also frequently advises and consults brands on their Instagram strategies.


Colin Hampden-White fell in love with wine and spirits initially through his award-winning photography, which has been exhibited extensively in London, including the National Portrait Gallery and Manhattan, winning the Louis Roederer Award for Artistry along the way. Working initially for the Scotsman, The Times and Financial Times, he became the founding editor of Whisky Quarterly magazine and continues to write for LUX and Condé Nast. Colin is a Keeper of the Quaich, judges for the International Wine and Spirits Competition and is Chairman of the Circle of Wine Writers.


Helena Nicklin is an award-winning wine and spirits writer and presenter with sixteen years of experience in all aspects of the trade. She writes for various online and luxury print consumer titles such as Savile Row Style Magazine, Clos19, Winerist Magazine and entrepreneurial website She regularly presents at consumer fairs such as the Ideal Home Show, appears as the drinks expert on live TV and radio and sits on various panels for tasting competitions. Her goal is to make the world of wine and spirits more visual, accessible and fun.