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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 Distilleries tour September 2017

A long weekend whisky tour, full of whisky to sample, distilleries to visit, plenty of fun with hotels, lunches & dinners. Join Liz and Paul of MCLEANSCOTLAND on the exclusive whisky trip. Thursday 31 August. We meet you in  Inverness city or airport at noon. With your first Scottish dram we drive to Speyside [...]

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|

Loch Lomond Distillery at Glasgow Airport

Loch Lomond Whiskies takes off at Glasgow Airport A world first has landed at Glasgow Airport, with the launch of the inaugural global travel retail (GTR) range from award-winning independent distiller, Loch Lomond Group. Four expressions that showcase the innovation and craft championed at Loch Lomond distillery in Alexandria are now available at [...]

February 7th, 2017|Distilleries, Whisky Distilleries|

HOLLY SEIDEWAND blog name “Her Whisky Love”

HOLLY SEIDEWAND - Her name is Holly and she loves whisk(e)y. Having spent a few months in Scotland to start, then Ireland, Kentucky/Tennessee  more recently Japan and Tasmania. A girl who loves whisky so much she starting blogging then travelling and now a welcome addition to our blogs. Holly’s blog name “Her Whisky [...]

February 6th, 2017|Distilleries|

Friends of the Quaich November 2016 WhiskyTasting

A wee tasting blog from our pals over in Vancouver Island, Canada. Hosts: David and Ros Ross. First up: Nomad Outland blended whisky. 41.3% ABV. Born is Scotland and matured for an extra year in Pedro Ximenez PX casks at Gonzales Byass. Nose: Sweet dried fruit, Spices and Vanilla. Palate: Creamy almost to [...]

December 28th, 2016|Whisky Tours|

Whisky distillery interview with Sally-Anne Cooney, Boann Distillery

WHISKY INTERVIEW with Sally – Anne Cooney, Boann Distillery, Drogheda, Ireland I stayed a couple of nights in Drogheda, it was only right I should visit this new distillery. A little bit of local history was made in Drogheda when the copper pot whiskey stills were delivered to the new Boann Distillery. The three [...]

December 5th, 2016|Distilleries, Interviews, Whisky Tours|

Vic Camerons whisky blog

A blog by Vic Cameron, ex Diageo - a real whisky expert “What is your favourite whisky?” is a question I am asked all the time. It is an interesting question but it is also a silly question to ask anyone who loves whisky (and I really love whisky). It is like asking me which [...]

December 1st, 2016|Whisky Event, Whisky Festival, Whisky School, Whisky Tours|

A 2 day whisky tour of Speyside

A quick 2 day whisky trip with two guests who love the amber nectar (sometimes not so amber). I left Perth on Monday, driving up to Grantown on Spey, in the heart of the Scottish highlands.  It's a traditional highland town on the River Spey surrounded by ancient woodlands, much of which is community owned and [...]

December 1st, 2016|2016 Tours, Distilleries, Speyside, Whisky Tours|