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A review of guest’s tour May 2016

Needless to say, all extremely positive and exactly what we wanted.  The following is what they sent me to pass on, a mixture of comments from all four: Firstly, I would like to thank you for a pleasurable experience, we all thoroughly enjoyed it - It was amazing. Ron our driver and guide [...]

May 19th, 2016|Distilleries, Speyside, Whisky Tours|

Whisky tour in the Highlands & Speyside – May 2016

We took two whisky loving Canadians on tour in May, starting from their Edinburgh hotel at 8am on Saturday morning. Och another early start, but that’s fine, I am used to it.  We drove north over the Forth Road Bridge and on into highland Perthshire, taking our time to Inverness. It's a wonderfully scenic drive [...]

May 19th, 2016|Distilleries, Whisky Distilleries, Whisky Tours|

Interview with Andrew Symington, Edradour Distillery

Liz and Paul were chatting to Andrew at Edradour Distillery, a few drams to hand. Andrew its good meeting you again. Can I ask very briefly why you bought Edradour and what (then) were your plans? I bought Edradour back in 1988, I had the Signature brand at that time but my goal was to [...]

May 3rd, 2016|Distilleries, Interviews, Whisky Distilleries|

Interview with Michael John D’Souza, Paul John Distillery, Goa, India

Paul John Single Malt whisky Hi Michael, it was great to meet recently in Edinburgh, it prompted me to ask you more questions! Q: Michael, how long have you been with the company and can I ask a brief career history! A: I Started my career in John Distilleries in 1993, since than I [...]

May 3rd, 2016|Interviews, Whisky Tours|

Interview with Iain McAlister, Glen Scotia Distillery

Distillery manager Iain McAlister, from Campbeltown has worked at the distillery for over 9 years and is very hands on in the day to day production of the Glen Scotia spirit. Managing a small team of only 7 the distillery ‘, Q  what did you do in this industry before GS?  A Glen Scotia Distillery [...]

April 22nd, 2016|Interviews|

An Islay tour with Ingvar Ronde and his friends, April 2016

Day 1 We met at Glasgow airport, happy smiling faces as they came through. I have met most of the guys on a previous distillery tour, last year. Luggage loaded, off we went to Ardrossan, whilst the guys enjoyed lunch (and drinks) I ventured for some Whisky & Haggis crisps. We were taking the [...]

April 20th, 2016|2016 Tours, Distilleries, Islay, Whisky Distilleries, Whisky Tours|

The Dufftown Break

The true Dufftown story ... AS I left Perth around 8am on the Thursday, driving up to Broughty Ferry to pick up Liz, the weather was totally Scottish, as anyone who has been here knows. It can be 4 seasons in one day, it was! All in the space of 35 minutes. No matter, we [...]

April 12th, 2016|Whisky Tours|

Whisky Tour Feedback

One of our clients has been kind enough to allow us to reproduce in full an email they sent to a fellow whisky loving friend along with their photos. While we love all feedback good or bad, we are delighted to share their experience... "This week I had the luxury of spending twenty four hours [...]

November 27th, 2015|Whisky Tours|

Whisky School

Whisky School - Our whisky guest from Canada enjoyed her three day whisky school at Strathearn Distillery near Perth, even starting at 6:30am on the final day to participate in the malting process! Thanks to everyone who assisted, especially Zak.  We hope she enjoys the remainder of her Scottish Whisky tour as much as the [...]

September 27th, 2015|Malting, Strathearn Distillery, Whisky School|

Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival April 2015

Liz and Paul of MCLEANSCOTLAND attended the 2015 Speyside whisky festival (Spirit of Speyside). As guests of The Glenlivet, we did enjoy our wee outing. It made a nice change from taking our guests to Glenlivet (Strathisla and Aberlour) to being taken there ourselves! We had our very own guide/hosts in Rachel MacDonald and James [...]

May 12th, 2015|Speyside, Whisky Festival|