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Tullibardine – a personal friend of Paul

Paul donders on here about one of his favourite places; Tullibardine Distillery was built in 1949 and sits at the foot of the Ochil Hills right on the line where the highlands of Scotland begin just half an hour from ma hoose. The water source for this distillery is the surrounding hills where they [...]

2020-05-25T11:10:02+00:00May 25th, 2020|Whisky Tours|

Heavenly Intervention

St Margaret's, in Aberlour, will unveil the St Margaret of Scotland bottling at this May's Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival. Just 260 bottles of the cask strength single malt from Auchroisk will be available, each signed and numbered. The whisky, chosen unanimously at a blind tasting by a panel of experts, celebrates the life [...]

2020-04-28T11:21:35+00:00April 28th, 2020|Whisky Tours|

A tasting on tour – the Blind Swiss

Being biased doesn’t exclude our taste in whisky. Some people say they dislike a certain brand or style, based on a previous experience. Tasting “blind” refers to tasting without knowledge of a whisky’s identity and is a great way to become a better 'taster', develop your senses, and learn more about your own whisky [...]

2020-04-17T14:50:04+00:00April 17th, 2020|Whisky Tours|
  • Having fun on the isle of Jura

Is Jura the forgotten island?  Not by me.

Jura is found on Scotland’s west coast, next to its' busy neighbour, Islay. Although not as busy and as many inhabitants, it has whisky – well just one distillery, more later. It does however also have deer and history in abundance! Jura has been inhabited since 8000 BC and had homes since 5600 BC [...]

2020-04-09T13:19:29+00:00April 9th, 2020|Whisky Tours|

High Coast Distillery

Sweden may not be a name you readily think of for whisky, to be honest, me neither. Until I met Roger Melander on Islay, I was sitting at the bar of my friends' place in Port Charlotte; Lochindaal Hotel. A brief interlude here - The Lochindaal Hotel in Port Charlotte is one of Islay’s [...]

2020-02-20T10:51:46+00:00February 20th, 2020|Whisky Tours|

Wetlands and Teapots

Glengoyne wetlands project have invested more than £245,000 to date working with the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT), which conserves, restores and creates wetlands. Why are they so important? It’s because, as well as providing a home for plants, invertebrates, birds and other wildlife, wetlands are extremely energy efficient. They cover less than five [...]

2020-02-12T11:36:12+00:00February 12th, 2020|Whisky Tours|
  • Carn mor whisky tasting

MORRISON & MACKAY – Carn Mor evening

Independent Scotch Whisky Merchants and Producers of the Finest Scottish Liqueurs, based in the heart of Perthshire near where I live in Perth, family owned and managed. Three generations of experience in Scotch Whisky and it shows.  Whisky; that’s what we are here for, the wonderful girls Keron and Denise at Exel Wines, Perth, invited [...]

2020-02-11T12:41:35+00:00February 11th, 2020|Whisky Tours|

Twenty Five years is an age

Seeing in 2022 MCLEANSCOTLAND will be welcoming 25 years in the tourism business, the last decade and a bit in the whisky tourism. Looking back, I didnee aim to be a whisky tour operator, I envisaged bringing people to Scotland, to see what a fantastic country it is, all its’ castles, lochs and glens, [...]

2020-01-20T14:55:14+00:00January 20th, 2020|Whisky Tours|