We took two whisky loving Canadians on tour in May, starting from their Edinburgh hotel at 8am on Saturday morning. Och another early start, but that’s fine, I am used to it. We drove north over the Forth Road Bridge and on into highland Perthshire, taking our time to Inverness. It’s a wonderfully scenic drive and gave our guests a bit of time to acclimatise to their new environment.
Our first appointment was with a few Dalmore drams. The distillery tour and tasting was happily received by our two whisky fans, even though it was not in production – but this meant photos allowed anywhere! King Alex is my favourite dram there, but as driver … say no more, it hurts!
Lunch was taken at the Storehouse down the road and a meeting with some drams at Glenmorangie came next. I do need to point out, the young guide got a few things wrong – when asked how they clean the stills out, she said they were sent away to be cleaned by power jets, oh dear!
From here we headed back at an easy pace, to Inverness, where we all stayed overnight. I did introduce them to an excellent whisky bar here by the river, a good local pub and another – Irish bar. I left them to enjoy the city while I went away to my hotel and did some work (thanks Liz). Even on tour I cannee get away from work, Liz see’s to that.