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Tobermory Distillery celebrates relaunch with new SIGNATURE EXPRESSION

One of Scotland’s oldest, Tobermory Distillery, is celebrating its' return to production following a 24 month closure during which time the team have been perfecting a new expression - Tobermory 12 Year Old. Paul was invited along to the Glasgow launch. They revealed the new packaging, as well as the first tastings of Tobermory 12 [...]

April 5th, 2019|Whisky Tours|

Whisky exports up again Whisky is still performing well around the world, when I say whisky, of course I mean whisky from Scotland. It is still the best dram in the world, looking at the details below, like me, you may find some surprises. According to figures from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC), export [...]

April 4th, 2019|Whisky Tours|

Kingsbarns Distillery launch a young dram

Kingsbarns Distillery launch a young dram In 2009 golf caddie Douglas Clement raised £100,000 funding to begin project to build distillery near St Andrews, followed in 2012 by a £670,000 Scottish Government grant. By 2013 the project still in need of funding, Clement sells the company to the Wemyss family in January, remaining as a [...]

April 2nd, 2019|Whisky Tours|

It’s the little things in life …

It’s the little things in life … I’ve lost count of the times I have heard this phrase, cannee think what most of the conversations were about but – none where about that little thing Littlemill whisky. I had a sample only the once and I liked it. My pal works for LL group [...]

March 25th, 2019|Whisky Tours|

Barley enough space to tell you the full story

Barley enough space to tell you the full story Demand for single malt whisky has put intense pressure on distillers to get the highest yield possible from their barley. As we all know, it only takes 3 ingredients to produce a single malt whisky, barley is one but there is more to it than [...]

March 19th, 2019|Whisky Tours|

St Patrick’s Day 17 March

St Patrick’s Day 17 March It has to be done, Irish whiskey on the Holy Day. St. Patrick’s Day consists of the day/night of the seventeenth of March flavoured strongly with whiskey on the morning of the eighteenth.  To be sure I will be celebrating with the Irish Saint. Well then, time needs be taken [...]

March 14th, 2019|Whisky Tours|

Why book a tour with us?

Why book a tour with us? Here are a few of the comments and feedback we receive … Appreciate you going above and beyond!  Paul and Liz are the very best at what they do! They planned an amazing trip for us way back in 2007. We sent two winners to from McLean's Pub [...]

March 4th, 2019|Whisky Tours|

Lead on MacDuff – open the door to outstanding whiskies

Lead on MacDuff – open the door to outstanding whiskies The HOUSE OF MACDUFF  specialise in bottling a range of single cask scotch whiskies under The Golden Cask brand; blended malts by batch under The Selkie brand, with Burns Nectar single malt and Blend No 888 blended Scotch Whisky. The Cumbrae Supply Company dates [...]

February 25th, 2019|Whisky Tours|

The Big Smoke Tea!

When you need a break from a smoky dram, and we all do at times, me? When I am driving on tour, I usually drink softs, juice and now smoky tea!  So what’s it all about? Based in London, Roqberry is an award winning tea set out to bring excitement to your daily cuppa. Fearless [...]

February 19th, 2019|Whisky Tours|

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|