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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|

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|

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|

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|