Glen Garioch Distillery
Glen Garioch Distillery, Distillery Road, Oldmeldrum, Inverurie, well done if you found it. But well worth this old place, lots to see, good shop, staff very nice, we will be there again soon! I did like the malt floor – footprints in the barley.
Glen Dronach Distillery
One of my favourite drams, specially the 18 year old. Large distillery, some walking involved but as you end in the tasti ng roo m, all is well worth it, great room. After your drams why not fill your own bottle from a cask? Stay longer at the superb bar! I was given the drivers share and a pot of tea.
ARDMORE Distillery, Kennethmont, near Huntly, known for the blend Teachers, this is a great
tour, large place, big still room, many warehouse, good bit of walking here, worth it!
The knock hill is known to locals as anCnoc, this comes from the Gaelic black hill. Transformed by the weather, the heathers and other vegetation appear black due to the natural shadows on the hill. A traditional cast iron mash tun is used in the mashing process although not as efficient as its modern counterparts it is similar to what was first used.
I had a really superb tour here with the distillery manager, Gordon, my guest had 6 drams, myself;
driving could only sniff! Took Liz here but Gordon was away so we have a wee man full of the “Doric” taking us around, what fun, Liz whispered to me after 20 minutes “I don’t understand a word he is saying”, I did my best on translation – good man, great fun!