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 [...]

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 and Golfing in Scotland, a week’s guided tour of distilleries and Scottish golf courses

We enjoyed a whisky and golf tour with two really fun Californians here in sunny Scotland. Matt and his dad Tom, worked with us to design this whisky and golf tour, boy where they lucky with the Scottish weather! They didnee see any rain in 7 days! They played golf and drammed great Scottish whisky in [...]

June 13th, 2016|Distilleries, Golf, Whisky Tours|

Our fantastic Irish whiskey tour by The Friends of the Quaich whisky club, Vancouver Island, Canada,

The Friends of the Quaich whisky club, Vancouver Island, Canada, What an incredible whiskey adventure. Great hotels, great whiskey venues, great food and fabulous company, as well as terrific tour guides Paul and Liz and a big mention to our wonderful bus driver Mark, who showed us more of Belfast than even the locals [...]

May 30th, 2016|Whiskey tour Ireland, Whisky Tours|

A review of guest’s tour May 2016

Needless to say, all extremely positive and exactly what we wanted.  The following is what they sent me to pass on, a mixture of comments from all four: Firstly, I would like to thank you for a pleasurable experience, we all thoroughly enjoyed it - It was amazing. Ron our driver and guide [...]

May 19th, 2016|Distilleries, Speyside, Whisky Tours|