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Bonjour l’eau de la vie – Hello water of life

Bonjour l'eau de la vie - hello water of life The French devour more whisky per head than any other nation. The average consumption by an adult in France is 2.15 litres per year, according to the Euromonitor research agency. France produced it's first whisky in 1987 at the Warenghem Distillery in Brittany, a [...]

January 11th, 2019|Whisky Tours|

WHISKY – my favourite drink!

Havin a chat aboot my favourite drink … Half dozing off at the King James (Christies pub in Perth) these points came up when doing my best to get some whisky virgins to commence their long career with the water of life. When you drink whisky, why do you only fill up a little [...]

January 7th, 2019|Whisky Tours|

Monkey takes top spot from the man!

Monkey takes top spot from Man It’s true, the monkey is on top.  Monkey Shoulder has topped Johnnie Walker as the best-selling Scotch whisky among the world’s top bars. According to the 2019 Brands Report, compiled by industry magazine Drinks International, bartenders named Monkey Shoulder the best-selling and trendiest Scotch whisky. Johnnie Walker came [...]

January 5th, 2019|Whisky Tours|

Oban – a pre Christmas jaunt

Oban pre Christmas jaunt Aye, I wandered along to Oban for a pre-Christmas hangout. Staying two nights, the first after a journey fae Perth, so not much happening, apart from the fantastic scenery. I headed out for food and drink – Coast restaurant was my selection tonight, I have been before and enjoyed it. The [...]

January 3rd, 2019|Whisky Tours|

Arty Farty Whisky Party – a personal view!

Arty farty whisky party … a personal view Is it whisky or is it art? How many times have I asked this question? The recent glut of fancy pants marketing and packaging of whisky is getting out of hand. With these mega priced releases, can they not be sold just as the bottle, with [...]

December 28th, 2018|Whisky Tours|

Whisky Investment

Investing in whisky; the good, the bad, the ugly. Like us, have you ever thought of getting a piece of the whisky action? We have had a go, it is bloody hard to get right, much of what we did was luck, or being in the right place at the right time. We have [...]

December 20th, 2018|Whisky Tours|

Kilkenny Whiskey Guild & Irish whiskey tour

Kilkenny Whiskey Guild & Irish whiskey tour So what is it? The Kilkenny Whiskey Guild is a collection of 10 whiskey haunts throughout Ireland’s Medieval capital. Each one will stock a minimum of 60 Irish Whiskeys and will assist in the customer’s experience through knowledgeable staff, tasting flights, food pairings and mixology. Regular whiskey [...]

December 14th, 2018|Whisky Tours|

Ncn’ean distillery, Maclean lands & battles

Ncn'ean distillery, Maclean lands & battles Being a McLean I HAD to pay a visit, even before they were officially open. Ncn’ean (pronounced Nook-knee-anne), is short for Neachneohain, a witch-queen in Scots Gaelic folklore who, according to Sir Walter Scott, ‘rode on the storm and marshalled the rambling host of wanderers under her grim [...]

December 11th, 2018|Whisky Tours|

Dailuaine Distillery

Dailuaine Distillery - Farmers and whisky and famous names Just how many of our Scottish distilleries were founded, set up by farmers? Dailuaine is a single malt whisky distillery in Charlestown-of-Aberlour, Strathspey, Scotland. Diageo owned these days. 3 wash stills (18.700 litre), 3 spirit stills (20.500 litre), capacity: 3,370,000 litres It was founded in [...]

December 6th, 2018|Whisky Tours|


ABERLOUR built by a farmer James Fleming, the son of a local tenant farmer built Aberlour Distillery in 1879 after having worked at Dailuaine, for ten years. See our blog James was producing whisky from 1880, until his death at the age of 65 (farmers never stop working, I know by experience) in 1895.  Fleming is [...]

December 6th, 2018|Whisky Tours|