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
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.
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