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.
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
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)
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)
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
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
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
Best Time to Visit: Summer In the middle of our recent 4 day holiday to Isle of Arran, Yoda said "This is a nice honeymoon destination, isn't it?" She is quite right, it had all the perfect elements for a romantic getaway or even a honeymoon. Arran is so good that we rue the fact that … Continue reading Isle of Arran, Scotland