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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|

2018 Whisky News

So 2017 has dribbled away, have all the drams run out? Not by any chance, actually so many new distilleries opened in 2017 here in Scotland, with more planned. In October, Ian Macleod Distillers announced it is to reopen Rosebank in 2019, Diageo to reopen Port Ellen and Brora by 2020.  In 2017 - ten [...]

January 8th, 2018|Distilleries, Spirit of Speyside, Whisky Distilleries|

Drimnin Distillery – whisky tours now available

As a part of our Oban whisky weekend (see blog) , we included a visit to the new Drimnin Distillery; Scotland’s ‘first’ 100% organic single malt Scotch whisky distillery has opened on a remote farm estate in the Highlands.   Ncn’ean Distillery (pronounced Nook-knee-anne), aim to produce a ‘young, light’ style of [...]

July 28th, 2017|Distilleries, Whisky Tours|

Oban Whisky Festival 2017

Oban Whisky Festival - West Coast Whisky Feis Where? My hometown, Oban, gateway to the isles and the capital of seafood in Scotland.  It's only a few hundred yards from Oban Distillery, where you are surrounded by great pubs, food outlets, shops .  When? From 12pm – 6pm, at Oban’s Skipinnish Cèilidh House.  [...]

Whisky awards – do we care?

Do any  whisky awards present an honest selection? Does that mean there is no point in reading them? This is a totally personal viewpoint by Paul McLean. I used to avidly read every word in whisky awards, then award after award was flung in front of me by a worldwide PR conspiracy. It seems to me [...]

May 30th, 2017|Distilleries, Whisky Tours|

Ingvar Ronde’s whisky tour

Ingvar Ronde's whisky tour Another whisky tour. This tour features a Keeper of the Quaich for the first time! It was our third whisky tour for Ingvar Ronde, Editor of The Malt Whisky Yearbook, great to see Ingvar and friends again. Sunday 7 May:  Paul met the guys in Aberdeen drove to Elgin, it [...]

May 27th, 2017|2017 Tours, Distilleries, Whisky Tours|

Age is but a number

Age is but a number, a whisky tasting with Carn Mor in Perth Age is but a number, they must have been thinking about me! A whisky evening at Exel in Perth, with Peter MacKay (Morrison MacKay), Keron and Denise of Exel, whisky lovers, plus myself – dragged kicking and screaming  at 6.15. [...]

May 22nd, 2017|Whisky Distilleries, Whisky Event|

Botanist Gin Tour at Bruichladdie Distillery

John McDougall is a friend of ours, living in Dublin, yet another whisky lover - here he is at Broochladdie! I did the Botanist tour at Bruichladdich, it's only been recently introduced to the tours the last couple of weeks. If I'm being honest, I wasn't expecting much, after all how much can [...]

May 15th, 2017|Distilleries, Gin|