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Oban Whisky Festival 2017

Oban Whisky Festival - West Coast Whisky Feis Where? My hometown, Oban, gateway to the isles and the capital of seafood in Scotland.  It's only a few hundred yards from Oban Distillery, where you are surrounded by great pubs, food outlets, shops .  When? From 12pm – 6pm, at Oban’s Skipinnish Cèilidh House.  [...]

Whisky awards – do we care?

Do any  whisky awards present an honest selection? Does that mean there is no point in reading them? This is a totally personal viewpoint by Paul McLean. I used to avidly read every word in whisky awards, then award after award was flung in front of me by a worldwide PR conspiracy. It seems to me [...]

May 30th, 2017|Distilleries, Whisky Tours|

Ingvar Ronde’s whisky tour

Ingvar Ronde's whisky tour Another whisky tour. This tour features a Keeper of the Quaich for the first time! It was our third whisky tour for Ingvar Ronde, Editor of The Malt Whisky Yearbook, great to see Ingvar and friends again. Sunday 7 May:  Paul met the guys in Aberdeen drove to Elgin, it [...]

May 27th, 2017|2017 Tours, Distilleries, Whisky Tours|

Age is but a number

Age is but a number, a whisky tasting with Carn Mor in Perth Age is but a number, they must have been thinking about me! A whisky evening at Exel in Perth, with Peter MacKay (Morrison MacKay), Keron and Denise of Exel, whisky lovers, plus myself – dragged kicking and screaming  at 6.15. [...]

May 22nd, 2017|Whisky Distilleries, Whisky Event|

Botanist Gin Tour at Bruichladdie Distillery

John McDougall is a friend of ours, living in Dublin, yet another whisky lover - here he is at Broochladdie! I did the Botanist tour at Bruichladdich, it's only been recently introduced to the tours the last couple of weeks. If I'm being honest, I wasn't expecting much, after all how much can [...]

May 15th, 2017|Distilleries, Gin|

Launceston Distillery.

Tasmania - Whisky and Aviation come together at Launceston Distillery. A WHISKY BLOG BY OUR FRIEND HOLLY … This distillery is after my own heart. It is located right at the Launceston Airport in an old, 1930’s hangar. As I pulled up to the hangar I was watching a Navy plane arrive. I met with [...]

May 10th, 2017|2017 Tours, Distilleries|

Around Belfast and Irish Whiskey

Taking a wander around Belfast whisky scene with a pal. This is a blog written by Paul, who went around various locations with Mark Burgess. Flew myself over to Belfast, checked into the hotel, dumped bags and had a dram. A quick call to Mark to ensure we are ok for a dram [...]

April 25th, 2017|Distilleries, Whiskey tour Ireland|

Speyside Whisky Distilled tour end Aug 2017

A long fun filled weekend whisky tour,  with plenty of drams & distilleries. Join Liz and Paul of MCLEANSCOTLAND on this exclusive whisky trip. Thursday 31 August We meet you in Inverness Airport at noon*. With your first Scottish dram we drive to Speyside for a two course lunch & a drink included at The [...]

No age statement whisky

NAS whiskies, so many of our whisky tour guests ask me what it means?  I thought to scribble some of my thoughts. NAS bottles I have tried … Talisker Skye is the third NAS Talisker in the same amount of years, after the Storm and Port Ruighe, all good (in my opinion), but is this [...]

April 18th, 2017|Distilleries|

Tullibardine and six nations rugby weekend

Tullibardine and the 27 - 22 game Friday; I went from Perth down to Tullibardine  – the start of the weekend. I can tell you the Tullibardine “Murray” has around 12,ooo bottles (already all gone out to market as it was bottled on allocation). It is first fill ex Bourbon, cask strength 56.1%, Marquess Range.  At [...]

February 7th, 2017|Whisky Tours|