Dailuaine – one of my favourite drams. We went to see Archie, ex Royal Marine and not the typical manager for a Diageo distillery. He was forthcoming, very humorous, said his piece and made me laugh every few minutes. A great guided tour of all areas even those not now used, it is always good when someone at a distillery says “(I know your face”, happy worker in the still room told me this, he knows me from his earlier job at Speyside Cooperage, as a Cooper, nice to be recognised eh! Like his pal Andrew, he gave us a dram and a long chat in his office to end the tour. Next, Glen Spey, Perry the fun Canadian took time to show us around, he was fun, great guy, so knowledgeable, much of his comment went way above my head but it was a really great time. Nuno Antunes joined us on part of the tour. Again, not the most good looking distillery but a great informative and refreshing tour. A wee drive to Mortlach Distillery, another favourite dram of mine. Meeting up with Rune Molvik (SSM) and a tour with Mark Brunton (SOM), Mark is quite new but gave a great tour, the distillery lends itself to tours, but sadly not open to the public generally. Finally on this trip, Glenkichie Distillery. Andrew guided our tour, very interesting, one of the distilleries that will benefit from new investment soon. A good tour, including the beast that is the still room, second largest stills in Scotland I think. Followed by a great tasting, thanks Andrew.