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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|

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 [...]

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 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|