Spirit of Speyside whisky festival by public transport – 2018 edition

5 distilleries, 5 charming towns, 4 whisky bars and more than 2 dozen Speyside drams within the space of 48 hours - Dalek's first whisky festival without a car was a resounding success. Experience Scotland and its most famous whisky producing region at the Spirit of Speyside festival with our travel tips. #whiskyporn

Glenlivet Open Day 2018 @ the Spirit of Speyside festival

A tasting led by Glenlivet's master distiller, a fantastic food pairing packed with flavour and a jaunt up a hill on an 8-wheeler are some of the fantastic highlights of Glenlivet's Open Day 2018 (part of the Spirit of Speyside whisky festival) that we describe in this post.

A guide to Islay, Scotland – A whisky lovers dream destination

One of the absolute must-do stops from Dalek's Scotland trip was Islay, the Scottish island famed over the world for its whisky. What was surprising was how much natural beauty was present on the island and how friendly the locals were. This guide will summarise our Islay experiences along with tips for getting around by public transport. … Continue reading A guide to Islay, Scotland – A whisky lovers dream destination

Top 5 Whisky related experiences in Scotland

We're back with another top 5 list (following up our top 5 campsites in Scotland post), this time collating our top 5 (scotch) whisky related experiences in the bonnie country of Scotland. Again, we have a narrow exposure to the broad spectrum of Scottish distilleries so this is a very personal list. We hope this … Continue reading Top 5 Whisky related experiences in Scotland

Around Speyside Distilleries in a day – Part 2 (Day 10)

Continued from Part 1, main post here. Travel Map Lessons Learnt Many parts of Scotland are poorly connected: I left off the previous post having got on a bus chock full of ladies & shopping bags. It was surprising as I had taken the same bus completely empty a few hours back. The passengers all … Continue reading Around Speyside Distilleries in a day – Part 2 (Day 10)

Around Speyside Distilleries in a day – Part 1 (Day 10)

Note: Had to break this day's personal experiences up into two parts due to high word count. The 2 halves of my day were contrasting experiences so it shouldn't be awkward to read. If you just want Speyside travel, distillery & public transport details, go here to read my main regional writeup. Date: July 7th, … Continue reading Around Speyside Distilleries in a day – Part 1 (Day 10)

Speyside Distillery Country by Public Transport, Scotland

Best time to visit: Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival (2nd May - 6th May 2019, 2018 trip report), summer outside the "quiet period" (when distilleries aren't operational for maintenance). Reasons to Visit Distillery locations: Having had seen some distilleries before visiting the Speyside whisky region, I had an idea of the remote & picturesque locations distilleries … Continue reading Speyside Distillery Country by Public Transport, Scotland

A whisky lovers must visit – Edradour Distillery Scotland

As mentioned in a previous blogpost, we had herladed Edradour Distillery as one of the best tours in Scotland. However it's best feature, it's tasting bar, got even better for me with a trip yesterday. They offer their own expressions from £2.50 per dram upto £15 for 20+ years varieties. What I didn't realise is … Continue reading A whisky lovers must visit – Edradour Distillery Scotland

The origin of Scotch Whisky names

If you're a fan of single malt Scotch whisky (or just whisky here in Scotland), you may have wondered why there are patterns in some whisky names (Glenlivet, Glenfiddich, etc) or what can the name Bruichladdich possibly mean. This short post will explain how the names of most of the Scottish distilleries came about (with a … Continue reading The origin of Scotch Whisky names