60 Minutes Toasts Bob Simon and Finishes His Last Story

On Thursday, CBS colleagues said their final good bye to Bob Simon at a memorial service. 

Last night on 60 Minutes, the show paid tribute again by by broadcasting Simon's last unfinished story: a report from the Scottish island of Islay, home to some of the world’s greatest whiskies.

“Whisky Island” aired on last night's show and was finished by the rest of the 60 staff.

“Bob always had an appetite for a new adventure, and he loved whiskey – so it was a perfect mixture,” said 60 MINUTES Executive Producer Jeff Fager. “It was a labor of love for us to put it together and broadcast it as a salute to our old pal Bob.”

Harry Radliffe II, Simon’s producer on many of his recent stories, worked with Steve Kroft to bring to life the story of Islay, where many believe spirits have been distilled since the 15th century.