Whisky Distilleries

Jim Swan, The Whisky Man

Dr Jim Swan – everyone’s favourite whisky expert? Dr Jim Swan passed away February 2017, sadly missed by many.  “Jim was my mentor, he changed my life” Charlie Maclean. The man was a legend, am told he was an expert particularly in all aspects of wood. I never met him, he was maybe best known [...]

June 26th, 2018|Distilleries, Whisky Distilleries|

Edradour Distillery Expansion

A quiet Saturday I dropped by on my lonesome to see my favourite distillery – just a half hour up the road. Pulling into the car park, just ahead of the tractor, was a wee bit surprised just how many cars were already there!  A busy day for whisky it seemed. I really like coming [...]

May 5th, 2018|Distilleries, Whisky Distilleries, Whisky Tours|

Glen Wyvis Distllery Tour

Glen Wyvis Distillery visit by Liz and Paul. Burns Day, 25 January 2018 when we visited  the new distillery.  Michael Fraser, met us in Dingwall in the eco friendly electric car and drove into the hills to the distillery. A distillery like no other we have been to – from a green field [...]

January 29th, 2018|Distilleries, Whisky Distilleries, Whisky Tours|

FIFE WHISKY FESTIVAL

This first ever Fife Whisky Festival will take place on Saturday the 10th March 2018, at the Corn Exchange in Cupar, Scotland – if you need directions –please ask. Justine Hazlehurst, founder of Kask Whisky, and Karen Somerville, founder of Angels’ Share Glass, joined forces earlier this year to organise the festival and bring whisky [...]

2018 Whisky News

So 2017 has dribbled away, have all the drams run out? Not by any chance, actually so many new distilleries opened in 2017 here in Scotland, with more planned. In October, Ian Macleod Distillers announced it is to reopen Rosebank in 2019, Diageo to reopen Port Ellen and Brora by 2020.  In 2017 - ten [...]

January 8th, 2018|Distilleries, Spirit of Speyside, Whisky Distilleries|

Oban Whisky Festival 2017

Oban Whisky Festival - West Coast Whisky Feis Where? My hometown, Oban, gateway to the isles and the capital of seafood in Scotland.  It's only a few hundred yards from Oban Distillery, where you are surrounded by great pubs, food outlets, shops .  When? From 12pm – 6pm, at Oban’s Skipinnish Cèilidh House.  [...]

Age is but a number

Age is but a number, a whisky tasting with Carn Mor in Perth Age is but a number, they must have been thinking about me! A whisky evening at Exel in Perth, with Peter MacKay (Morrison MacKay), Keron and Denise of Exel, whisky lovers, plus myself – dragged kicking and screaming  at 6.15. [...]

May 22nd, 2017|Whisky Distilleries, Whisky Event|

Speyside Whisky Distilled tour end Aug 2017

A long fun filled weekend whisky tour,  with plenty of drams & distilleries. Join Liz and Paul of MCLEANSCOTLAND on this exclusive whisky trip. Thursday 31 August We meet you in Inverness Airport at noon*. With your first Scottish dram we drive to Speyside for a two course lunch & a drink included at The [...]

Loch Lomond Distillery at Glasgow Airport

Loch Lomond Whiskies takes off at Glasgow Airport A world first has landed at Glasgow Airport, with the launch of the inaugural global travel retail (GTR) range from award-winning independent distiller, Loch Lomond Group. Four expressions that showcase the innovation and craft championed at Loch Lomond distillery in Alexandria are now available at [...]

February 7th, 2017|Distilleries, Whisky Distilleries|

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|