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Jim Swan, The Whisky Man

Dr Jim Swan – everyone’s favourite whisky expert? Dr Jim Swan passed away February 2017, sadly missed by many.  “Jim was my mentor, he changed my life” Charlie Maclean. The man was a legend, am told he was an expert particularly in all aspects of wood. I never met him, he was maybe best known [...]

June 26th, 2018|Distilleries, Whisky Distilleries|

Whisky tasting in Excel Wines, Perth

Friday 8 June, off again the half mile from the house doon to Exel Wines in Perth, for a whisky evening behind closed doors. Hosted by  Keron and Denise, talk, whisky, entertainment courtesy of Peter MacKay, Morrison & MacKay.  A group of whisky lovers gathered once again in the great whisky shop to test some drams. [...]

June 9th, 2018|Whisky Tours|

Diageo Distilleries

A tour of Diageo distilleries with Ingvar Ronde So, once again I go touring distilleries with Ingvar Ronde, my Swedish whisky expert pal. April 2018 saw us first into Blair Atholl Distillery in Pitlochry. Right away, awaiting our guide Derek Younie (SOM) we waited in the newly finished reception and bar area. The bar caught my [...]

May 31st, 2018|Distilleries, Whisky Tours|

The Glenrothes and Bruachlassie

SECRET WHISKY SOCIETY   THURSDAY 10th MAY  Andrew Stewart from Berry Bros & Rudd helped explore an award winning selection of Glenrothes vintage single malts, paired with a 3 course dinner, at Bruach, Broughty Ferry – did I need dragging along, no, not for sure.  I arrived early at a wee bit before 6pm, [...]

May 14th, 2018|Distilleries, Whisky Tours|

Chivas Regal Distillery Day

A Chivas Regal day exploring distilleries with Ann Miller (International Brand Ambassador) was a highlight of my recent tour schedule. With 30 years'​ experience in the world of scotch Whisky, Ann is based in Speyside. She speaks fluent French and Spanish with a splattering of German. Her background is in marketing and public relations. Ann [...]

May 10th, 2018|Distilleries, Whisky Tours|

Edradour Distillery Expansion

A quiet Saturday I dropped by on my lonesome to see my favourite distillery – just a half hour up the road. Pulling into the car park, just ahead of the tractor, was a wee bit surprised just how many cars were already there!  A busy day for whisky it seemed. I really like coming [...]

May 5th, 2018|Distilleries, Whisky Distilleries, Whisky Tours|

Balblair Distillery Blog

A blog from a friend of ours in the USA, Holly has been around the world to so many distilleries, it was hard to pull one out, but we did! BALBLAIR I visited Balblair not sure what to expect. They do things differently in regards to single malt [...]

March 19th, 2018|Distilleries, 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|