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The Glenrothes and Bruachlassie

SECRET WHISKY SOCIETY   THURSDAY 10th MAY  Andrew Stewart from Berry Bros & Rudd helped explore an award winning selection of Glenrothes vintage single malts, paired with a 3 course dinner, at Bruach, Broughty Ferry – did I need dragging along, no, not for sure.  I arrived early at a wee bit before 6pm, [...]

May 14th, 2018|Distilleries, Whisky Tours|

Chivas Regal Distillery Day

A Chivas Regal day exploring distilleries with Ann Miller (International Brand Ambassador) was a highlight of my recent tour schedule. With 30 years'​ experience in the world of scotch Whisky, Ann is based in Speyside. She speaks fluent French and Spanish with a splattering of German. Her background is in marketing and public relations. Ann [...]

May 10th, 2018|Distilleries, Whisky Tours|

Edradour Distillery Expansion

A quiet Saturday I dropped by on my lonesome to see my favourite distillery – just a half hour up the road. Pulling into the car park, just ahead of the tractor, was a wee bit surprised just how many cars were already there!  A busy day for whisky it seemed. I really like coming [...]

May 5th, 2018|Distilleries, Whisky Distilleries, Whisky Tours|

Balblair Distillery Blog

A blog from a friend of ours in the USA, Holly has been around the world to so many distilleries, it was hard to pull one out, but we did! BALBLAIR I visited Balblair not sure what to expect. They do things differently in regards to single malt [...]

March 19th, 2018|Distilleries, Whisky Tours|

Glen Wyvis Distllery Tour

Glen Wyvis Distillery visit by Liz and Paul. Burns Day, 25 January 2018 when we visited  the new distillery.  Michael Fraser, met us in Dingwall in the eco friendly electric car and drove into the hills to the distillery. A distillery like no other we have been to – from a green field [...]

January 29th, 2018|Distilleries, Whisky Distilleries, Whisky Tours|

FIFE WHISKY FESTIVAL

This first ever Fife Whisky Festival will take place on Saturday the 10th March 2018, at the Corn Exchange in Cupar, Scotland – if you need directions –please ask. Justine Hazlehurst, founder of Kask Whisky, and Karen Somerville, founder of Angels’ Share Glass, joined forces earlier this year to organise the festival and bring whisky [...]

Scottish whisky and Burns night

Maclean’s rule the world on Burns’ Night Scots butcher Simon Howie (Perthshire) has teamed up with tv Masterchef champion Gary Maclean to devise new ways to enjoy haggis on Burns’ Night, January 25 - crispy fried haggis, the haggis burger, the haggis Yorkshire pudding (not very Scottish). Mr Howie said: “We know families [...]

January 18th, 2018|Distilleries, Whisky Tours|

2018 Whisky News

So 2017 has dribbled away, have all the drams run out? Not by any chance, actually so many new distilleries opened in 2017 here in Scotland, with more planned. In October, Ian Macleod Distillers announced it is to reopen Rosebank in 2019, Diageo to reopen Port Ellen and Brora by 2020.  In 2017 - ten [...]

January 8th, 2018|Distilleries, Spirit of Speyside, Whisky Distilleries|

Drimnin Distillery – whisky tours now available

As a part of our Oban whisky weekend (see blog) , we included a visit to the new Drimnin Distillery; Scotland’s ‘first’ 100% organic single malt Scotch whisky distillery has opened on a remote farm estate in the Highlands.   Ncn’ean Distillery (pronounced Nook-knee-anne), aim to produce a ‘young, light’ style of [...]

July 28th, 2017|Distilleries, Whisky Tours|

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.  [...]