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Whisky and Perth

MCLEANSCOTLAND offer the best whisky tours you can find, it’s no secret. It’s also no secret we are based in Perth. Perth and the whisky trade – we had 44 distilleries in 1819, way before I was even a flicker in my gg grandfather’s eye. As Scotland’s tourist trade heightened Perth became a stopping-off point [...]

February 11th, 2019|Whisky Tours|

William Grant & Sons, Aerstone

William Grant & Sons, Aerstone. Family distiller, William Grant & Sons and the 10 year old single malt Scotch whisky, Aerstone. Where is it distilled and matured? How different is it to Fiddich and any other of their brands? Have you seen it anywhere? Here are my own views on this newcomer [...]

February 8th, 2019|Whisky Tours|

RNLI – Royal National Lifeboat Instituation

You never know when you need saving! Here at MCLEANSCOTLAND we know what it means to be safe and sound, like many of us do but our tours cover all  Scotland and Ireland, especially the coastal regions where mishaps can happen. This is why we support the RNLI – the lifeboats. The crews do NOT [...]

February 6th, 2019|Whisky Tours|

100 Pipers

100 Pipers is a blended Scotch whisky with smoked notes produced by Pernod Ricard. The company says it is the "7th largest blended Scotch worldwide", "No. 2 standard whisky in Asia", and the "No. 1 standard whisky" in Thailand. 100 Pipers sponsors an annual "India Music Week" festival. The 100 Pipers is a blend [...]

January 31st, 2019|Whisky Tours|

Whisky & chocolate tour

Whisky & chocolate tour More and more distilleries are now pairing up drams with chocolates, why? Chocolate and whisky go together very well. The complex nature of whisky complements the luxurious texture of good chocolate. We have teamed up with Iain Burnett.  Iain has become world renowned for his chocolate pairings with some of [...]

January 30th, 2019|Whisky Tours|

The beautiful and flexible Haggis

The beautiful and flexible Haggis THE FANTASTIC HAGGIS NEEPS & TATTIES a true Scottish extravaganza on a plate. I am an expert, having eaten maybe a half ton in my life (guessing here), with more to follow. One of my favourites is Simon Howie haggis  made from traditional recipe by award winning chefs and butchers. Their original 454g Haggis [...]

January 22nd, 2019|Whisky Tours|

Monday Morning Blues – definitely NOT!

Monday Morning Blues - Definitely NOT! Well how could it be? Monday morning we headed along to Edradour Distillery, aiming for a private 10am tour, we arrived at 9.35! As we fell out of the car and stood aboot the car park, I noticed Annette and Andrew wandering out of the house and heading [...]

January 21st, 2019|Whisky Tours|

When Quality rather than Quantity counts

When quality rather than quantity counts Both Liz and I love a decent dram, but when one comes along that far outshines what you have had before, you remember it.  Where were you when JFK was shot?  Which was, by the way November 22, 1963, the same year as Celtic won the European Cup, [...]

January 14th, 2019|Whisky Tours|

Bonjour l’eau de la vie – Hello water of life

Bonjour l'eau de la vie - hello water of life The French devour more whisky per head than any other nation. The average consumption by an adult in France is 2.15 litres per year, according to the Euromonitor research agency. France produced it's first whisky in 1987 at the Warenghem Distillery in Brittany, a [...]

January 11th, 2019|Whisky Tours|

WHISKY – my favourite drink!

Havin a chat aboot my favourite drink … Half dozing off at the King James (Christies pub in Perth) these points came up when doing my best to get some whisky virgins to commence their long career with the water of life. When you drink whisky, why do you only fill up a little [...]

January 7th, 2019|Whisky Tours|