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Interview with Ronnie Routledge and whisky cask investment

Interview/chat with Ronnie Routledge. Ronnie. Great to see things moving for you again. Paul McLean met Ronnie at his new office in Dufftown 1st November. Interview (or should I say – a wee casual chat over a dram or two) with Ronnie Routledge. I have known Ronnie for many years now and when I bumped [...]

November 4th, 2016|Distilleries, Interviews|

A tour of Irish Distilleries sampling Irish Whiskey

A tour of Irish Distilleries venturing into their culture of whiskey and grand beers. An edited blog from a much longer piece of drivel by Paul. Monday started late. Teelings at noon was our scheduled visit and it was good! A complimentary visit (thanks) led by Ruard, who knew his stuff (makes a change for some [...]

October 13th, 2016|Distilleries, Whiskey tour Ireland, Whisky Distilleries|

The Malt Whisky Yearbook 2017

Buy it now on Amazon.co.uk Move over Charlie, Ingvar is on the rampage with his Malt Whisky Yearbook 2017 publication! Aye, our whisky club Patron Charlie Maclean is an excellent whisky author, with many books already top sellers, and likes nothing better than to relax with a dram and a copy of the Malt [...]

August 29th, 2016|Distilleries|

Friends of the Quaich Whisky Tasting

Our friends over in Vancouver Island, Canada, had another great whisky tasting! Our hosts Friends of the Quaich and The Gentle Glens attended the Summer Annual BBQ on August 23rd 2016 Much thanks to Kathleen and Bob Drinkwater for choosing great whiskies and  for an excellent evening and to all those who helped to [...]

August 25th, 2016|Distilleries|

Distillery Tour for the Malt Whisky Association of Finland

We are on the road with the Malt Whisky Association of Finland, and this time back to Scotland’s west coast. With three waves of tour guests arriving into Glasgow Airport, the locals were ducking for cover – hiding their whisky stocks. We named the trip The Celtic Rampage, after a highly successful Viking [...]

August 22nd, 2016|2016 Tours, Distilleries, Whisky Distilleries, Whisky Tours|

Ando’s Epic Whisky tour

Andos Epic Whisky Tour 2016 Day 1 - mostly traveling As usual, when flying to Scotland I need to get up at an ungodly hour to get to the airport for the customary fondle session at the security checkpoint. I was positively surprised at Helsinki airport as the check-in and security control [...]

Isle of Raasay Distillery

Raasay's first legal distillery In June 2016, award-winning Scotch whisky brand, R&B Distillers, commenced their momentous endeavour – to build the first legal distillery on the Isle of Raasay. R&B plan to open, and begin production, in April 2017. R&B stands for Raasay and Borders, two unique landscapes brought together through one unique whisky [...]

July 20th, 2016|2016 Tours, Distilleries|

Scottish whisky distilleries – pagodas

Have you ever wondered why many Scottish whisky distilleries have a pagoda?  Well, wonder no more.  How many of you have taken photographs of pagodas?  I have, I do like the two copper ones at Dalwhinnie Distillery.  Now then, these pagodas are not just for show, to look pretty, no – they actually [...]

July 1st, 2016|Distilleries|

A single malt… blended at Tomatin Whisky Distillery

Our tour starts in Perthshire... Evan and Ally MacRae, of Tomatin Whisky Distillery, are the force behind this blend of whisky. If ever there were kindred spirits, it’s these two.  Between them they have an incredible 63 years’ service at Tomatin, keeping it in the family, the MacRae brothers.  They come from a long [...]

June 24th, 2016|Whisky Distilleries, Whisky Tours|

Whisky and Golfing in Scotland, a week’s guided tour of distilleries and Scottish golf courses

We enjoyed a whisky and golf tour with two really fun Californians here in sunny Scotland. Matt and his dad Tom, worked with us to design this whisky and golf tour, boy where they lucky with the Scottish weather! They didnee see any rain in 7 days! They played golf and drammed great Scottish whisky in [...]

June 13th, 2016|Distilleries, Golf, Whisky Tours|