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Drimnin Distillery – whisky tours now available

As a part of our Oban whisky weekend (see blog) , we included a visit to the new Drimnin Distillery; Scotland’s ‘first’ 100% organic single malt Scotch whisky distillery has opened on a remote farm estate in the Highlands.   Ncn’ean Distillery (pronounced Nook-knee-anne), aim to produce a ‘young, light’ style of [...]

July 28th, 2017|Distilleries, Whisky Tours|

Whisky awards – do we care?

Do any  whisky awards present an honest selection? Does that mean there is no point in reading them? This is a totally personal viewpoint by Paul McLean. I used to avidly read every word in whisky awards, then award after award was flung in front of me by a worldwide PR conspiracy. It seems to me [...]

May 30th, 2017|Distilleries, Whisky Tours|

Ingvar Ronde’s whisky tour

Ingvar Ronde's whisky tour Another whisky tour. This tour features a Keeper of the Quaich for the first time! It was our third whisky tour for Ingvar Ronde, Editor of The Malt Whisky Yearbook, great to see Ingvar and friends again. Sunday 7 May:  Paul met the guys in Aberdeen drove to Elgin, it [...]

May 27th, 2017|2017 Tours, Distilleries, Whisky Tours|

Tullibardine and six nations rugby weekend

Tullibardine and the 27 - 22 game Friday; I went from Perth down to Tullibardine  – the start of the weekend. I can tell you the Tullibardine “Murray” has around 12,ooo bottles (already all gone out to market as it was bottled on allocation). It is first fill ex Bourbon, cask strength 56.1%, Marquess Range.  At [...]

February 7th, 2017|Whisky Tours|

Friends of the Quaich November 2016 WhiskyTasting

A wee tasting blog from our pals over in Vancouver Island, Canada. Hosts: David and Ros Ross. First up: Nomad Outland blended whisky. 41.3% ABV. Born is Scotland and matured for an extra year in Pedro Ximenez PX casks at Gonzales Byass. Nose: Sweet dried fruit, Spices and Vanilla. Palate: Creamy almost to [...]

December 28th, 2016|Whisky Tours|

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|

Vic Camerons whisky blog

A blog by Vic Cameron, ex Diageo - a real whisky expert “What is your favourite whisky?” is a question I am asked all the time. It is an interesting question but it is also a silly question to ask anyone who loves whisky (and I really love whisky). It is like asking me which [...]

December 1st, 2016|Whisky Event, Whisky Festival, Whisky School, 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|

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 [...]