Whisky Tours


I've just toured a superb new distillery, just outside Grantown on Spey. They knew I was coming, and really nice, upon arrival everyone said hello, knew my name and used it, nice touch. I was sat doon with a cup of tea and waited for Andy, he came presently and we had a long half [...]

2023-02-20T10:30:49+00:00February 20th, 2023|Whisky Tours|

Gordon & MacPhail to transform Elgin town centre shop into whisky tourist attraction

Whisky specialists Gordon and MacPhail will undertake a multimillion-pound makeover of their South Street shop. The transformation will create a unique whisky experience. It will incorporate displays, tasting rooms and a liquid library of some of the world’s rarest whiskies. The transfer of their shop will be a temporary one to the High Street, next [...]

2022-12-31T15:45:49+00:00December 31st, 2022|Whisky Tours|


Aye this is a Scottish beach, we can take you here to enjoy a dram or three. It is miles away from our usual whisky tour route, but if you can spare a day, we can do it! Assynt and the beautiful Clachtoll Beach, some of the most stunning scenery of the Highlands of Scotland. [...]

2022-12-02T10:43:16+00:00December 2nd, 2022|Whisky Tours|

Aged whisky – but where did it start?

The art of distillation spread to Ireland and Scotland no later than the 15th century, as did the common European practice of distilling "aqua vitae", spirit alcohol, primarily for medicinal purposes.The practice of medicinal distillation eventually passed from a monastic setting to the professional medical practitioners of the time, The Guild of Barber Surgeons. The [...]

2022-11-03T10:04:25+00:00November 3rd, 2022|Whisky Tours|

Is this a Spot too far?

When the Mitchell family in Ireland began bonding whiskey 135 years ago, they brought their own colourful legacy to the Dublin whiskey scene. After generations of a family business covering everything from confectionery to cafes to imported wines, when the Mitchells brought their energy to whiskey bonding, the Spot family was born. To celebrate this [...]

2022-08-04T09:32:30+00:00August 4th, 2022|Whisky Tours|

Ingvar Ronde on tour with Paul McLean

It’s that time again for Paul & Ingvar lapping up distilleries - March 2022 saw the pair travel around Scotland, taking in distilleries as usual. Ingvar used this tour to research for the MALT WHISKY YEARBOOK next year’s issue. As per usual we get only the best introductions, with managers hosting the no holds barred [...]

2022-04-03T14:50:14+00:00March 29th, 2022|Whisky Tours|

Dunkeld Distillery, Perthshire

A community led distillery with an immense respect for the place called home. Based in a converted farm steading, it’s not about disrupting the landscape but as much part of the landscape as the trees that surround the farm and it will stay that way. Dunkeld is but a wee drive from where I live [...]

2021-12-02T09:48:06+00:00December 2nd, 2021|Whisky Tours|


A celebration of the subtleties of smoke and perfect sweetness, Cù Bòcan is an experimental Highland Single Malt that explores innovative finishes to create whiskies full of intrigue and surprise. A few drams to tickle your fancy… . Cù Bòcan - AN EXPERIMENTAL SPIRIT  “Thanks to our lightly peated barley, every Cù Bòcan holds our [...]

2021-11-02T08:47:28+00:00November 2nd, 2021|Whisky Tours|