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60 seconds with… Darren Rook


Darren Rook

Darren Rook, from Hove, is the CEO and founder of The London Distillery Company.

What is your favourite place in Sussex?

Being at the beach in Rottingdean with the kids rock pool hunting.

What do you love most about living in Sussex?

The diverse mix of people and the relaxed vibe.

Working in London can be hectic so coming home to Hove can be a big gear change.

What advice do you have for your 12-year-old self?

Enjoy life more.

What is your most valued possession?

The first cask from The London Distillery Company.

Filling the cask was a magical moment after we opened and made whisky for the first time in London in more than a century.

What is your biggest regret?

I have very little regrets. Everything works out for a reason.

What is your biggest fear?

Southern train delays.

What is your proudest achievement?

Opening the first whisky distillery in London in more than 100 years.

Which five people (living or dead) would you invite to your fantasy dinner party?

Tina Fey

Ornette Coleman

Toni Iommi

Richard Feynman

Malcolm Gladwell

Source: The Argus