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|

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|

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|