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Barley enough space to tell you the full story

Barley enough space to tell you the full story Demand for single malt whisky has put intense pressure on distillers to get the highest yield possible from their barley. As we all know, it only takes 3 ingredients to produce a single malt whisky, barley is one but there is more to it than [...]

March 19th, 2019|Whisky Tours|

St Patrick’s Day 17 March

St Patrick’s Day 17 March It has to be done, Irish whiskey on the Holy Day. St. Patrick’s Day consists of the day/night of the seventeenth of March flavoured strongly with whiskey on the morning of the eighteenth.  To be sure I will be celebrating with the Irish Saint. Well then, time needs be taken [...]

March 14th, 2019|Whisky Tours|

Why book a tour with us?

Why book a tour with us? Here are a few of the comments and feedback we receive … Appreciate you going above and beyond!  Paul and Liz are the very best at what they do! They planned an amazing trip for us way back in 2007. We sent two winners to from McLean's Pub [...]

March 4th, 2019|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|