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 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

Scotland Crossing #2 (Day 9)

Date: July 6th Day 9 Destination: Aberlour, the home to whisky of the same name as well as Scotland's favourite biscuit, Walker's Shortbread. As mentioned in the previous post, I headed to the North-East of Scotland from the South-West as the weather there had gone bad. Day 9 Travel Map Day 9 Costs: £3 (Luss-Balloch … Continue reading Scotland Crossing #2 (Day 9)

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

Visiting Perthshire, Scotland – Part 2 (Pitlochry & Aberfeldy)

This blog post will cover 2 of the larger towns of Perthshire quite famous for their whisky & are quite easy to reach via public transit, Pitlochry & Aberfeldy. Visiting these towns make up the perfect day trip which include delightful walks, rivers, waterfalls, trees, icrecream & whisky (of course). Read Part 1 that covers Loch … Continue reading Visiting Perthshire, Scotland – Part 2 (Pitlochry & Aberfeldy)