How it all began
As a scientist and mathematician, A. Ya. Savchenko - the corresponding member of The National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, wanted to study the subject that interested him. He wanted to understand the peculiarities of whisky production at various distilleries to the smallest detail and delve into the traditions associated with his favorite drink.
In the same 2003, he started to organize Ukrainian Whisky Connoisseurs Club, the first meeting of which took place in 23 December 2004.
Alexey Yakovlevich together with Club members had 4 large-scale trips to Scotland.
When the owners of the distilleries found out that he was the President of Whisky Connoisseurs Club and came from distant Ukraine, they allowed him to explore the parts of their estates, which are usually hidden from the eyes of other visitors.
In total, Alexey Yakovlevich visited about 40 distilleries. The knowledge, emotions and impressions gained during the trips, he shared with everyone else during meetings and tastings.