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 [...]

Scottish whisky and Burns night

Maclean’s rule the world on Burns’ Night Scots butcher Simon Howie (Perthshire) has teamed up with tv Masterchef champion Gary Maclean to devise new ways to enjoy haggis on Burns’ Night, January 25 - crispy fried haggis, the haggis burger, the haggis Yorkshire pudding (not very Scottish). Mr Howie said: “We know families [...]

January 18th, 2018|Distilleries, Whisky Tours|

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|