Distilleries

Michael John D’souza – Paul John Distillery, Goa, India

Paul chats to Michael John D'souza, Master Distiller/Blender John Distilleries Pvt Ltd, Goa-INDIA. Michael, many thanks for the “blether”.  We have known each other a good few years now and time for an online chat I thought, well overdue. https://whiskytours.scot/interview-michael-john-dsouza  You started in John Distilleries in 1993, in 2007 you were appointed to set up [...]

July 24th, 2018|Distilleries, Whisky Distilleries, Whisky Tours|

Macallan Distillery

THE NEW MACALLAN DISTILLERY (CATHEDRAL) The visit; I have been before but only into the ground floor and that is vast, to me - this is a Cathedral of Whisky with many stained glass bottles.  Today is my first full visit, a whole new experience opened up. I must say it is sometimes [...]

July 10th, 2018|Distilleries, Whisky Tours|

Which whisky distillery has the best food?

Which whisky distillery offers the best food? Having been to many, many whisky distilleries, which one has the best food on offer? Ardbeg for me takes top dog, a fabulous menu, with tempting starters, mains and puddins! Their menu includes great fish plates, seafood, burgers, surf & turf and deserts. It reads like a big [...]

July 4th, 2018|Distilleries, Whisky Tours|

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|

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|