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 [...]

2019-10-04T12:20:10+00:00May 31st, 2018|Distilleries, Whisky Tours|
  • Bruach Whisky Dinner

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, drinks [...]

2019-10-04T12:20:12+00:00May 14th, 2018|Distilleries, Whisky Tours|
  • Ann Miller. International Brand Ambassador, Chivas Regal

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 [...]

2019-10-04T12:20:13+00:00May 10th, 2018|Distilleries, Whisky Tours|
  • Balblair whisky bottles

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 launches and [...]

2019-10-04T12:20:19+00:00March 19th, 2018|Distilleries, Whisky Tours|
  • Fife whisky festival

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 up [...]

2019-10-04T12:20:23+00:00January 18th, 2018|Distilleries, Whisky Tours|
  • Peter MacKay from Morrison Mackay

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 [...]

2019-10-04T12:20:24+00:00January 8th, 2018|Distilleries, Spirit of Speyside, Whisky Distilleries|