Whisky Tours

Lead on MacDuff – open the door to outstanding whiskies

Lead on MacDuff – open the door to outstanding whiskies The HOUSE OF MACDUFF  specialise in bottling a range of single cask scotch whiskies under The Golden Cask brand; blended malts by batch under The Selkie brand, with Burns Nectar single malt and Blend No 888 blended Scotch Whisky. The Cumbrae Supply Company dates [...]

February 25th, 2019|Whisky Tours|

The Big Smoke Tea!

When you need a break from a smoky dram, and we all do at times, me? When I am driving on tour, I usually drink softs, juice and now smoky tea!  So what’s it all about? Based in London, Roqberry is an award winning tea set out to bring excitement to your daily cuppa. Fearless [...]

February 19th, 2019|Whisky Tours|

Whisky and Perth

MCLEANSCOTLAND offer the best whisky tours you can find, it’s no secret. It’s also no secret we are based in Perth. Perth and the whisky trade – we had 44 distilleries in 1819, way before I was even a flicker in my gg grandfather’s eye. As Scotland’s tourist trade heightened Perth became a stopping-off point [...]

February 11th, 2019|Whisky Tours|

William Grant & Sons, Aerstone

William Grant & Sons, Aerstone. Family distiller, William Grant & Sons and the 10 year old single malt Scotch whisky, Aerstone. Where is it distilled and matured? How different is it to Fiddich and any other of their brands? Have you seen it anywhere? Here are my own views on this newcomer [...]

February 8th, 2019|Whisky Tours|

RNLI – Royal National Lifeboat Instituation

You never know when you need saving! Here at MCLEANSCOTLAND we know what it means to be safe and sound, like many of us do but our tours cover all  Scotland and Ireland, especially the coastal regions where mishaps can happen. This is why we support the RNLI – the lifeboats. The crews do NOT [...]

February 6th, 2019|Whisky Tours|

100 Pipers

100 Pipers is a blended Scotch whisky with smoked notes produced by Pernod Ricard. The company says it is the "7th largest blended Scotch worldwide", "No. 2 standard whisky in Asia", and the "No. 1 standard whisky" in Thailand. 100 Pipers sponsors an annual "India Music Week" festival. The 100 Pipers is a blend [...]

January 31st, 2019|Whisky Tours|

Whisky & chocolate tour

Whisky & chocolate tour More and more distilleries are now pairing up drams with chocolates, why? Chocolate and whisky go together very well. The complex nature of whisky complements the luxurious texture of good chocolate. We have teamed up with Iain Burnett.  Iain has become world renowned for his chocolate pairings with some of [...]

January 30th, 2019|Whisky Tours|

The beautiful and flexible Haggis

The beautiful and flexible Haggis THE FANTASTIC HAGGIS NEEPS & TATTIES a true Scottish extravaganza on a plate. I am an expert, having eaten maybe a half ton in my life (guessing here), with more to follow. One of my favourites is Simon Howie haggis  made from traditional recipe by award winning chefs and butchers. Their original 454g Haggis [...]

January 22nd, 2019|Whisky Tours|

Monday Morning Blues – definitely NOT!

Monday Morning Blues - Definitely NOT! Well how could it be? Monday morning we headed along to Edradour Distillery, aiming for a private 10am tour, we arrived at 9.35! As we fell out of the car and stood aboot the car park, I noticed Annette and Andrew wandering out of the house and heading [...]

January 21st, 2019|Whisky Tours|

When Quality rather than Quantity counts

When quality rather than quantity counts Both Liz and I love a decent dram, but when one comes along that far outshines what you have had before, you remember it.  Where were you when JFK was shot?  Which was, by the way November 22, 1963, the same year as Celtic won the European Cup, [...]

January 14th, 2019|Whisky Tours|