GLEN MORAY Visit ( 2016 )

When people talk about Glen moray we mostly think about the “classic” which is one of those malts that is usually found at a bargain price in just about every supermarket and whisky shop, a very easy drinking malt that is exactly what it says on the tin.  Unfortunately a lot of people don’t go…

KNOCKDHU visit (2016)

As I arranged my weeks holiday up in speyside ( the home of malt whisky) I had decided to visit a few distilleries not usually open to the public other than by appointment.  My visits were booked and one place remained, how would I decide which distillery would get the last place, well that decision was…

Tomintoul visit (2016)

I am currently touring Speyside and wanted to visit some of the distilleries that don’t always get the recognition they deserve, sometimes it’s because people just don’t know about them and sometimes it is due to being quite small.  Tomintoul certainly is not small, nor is it unknown but it does get overlooked.   When…

Balvenie visit (2016)

Today ( 31-5-16 ) I had the pleasure of visiting the Balvenie distillery again, today our tour guide was Charles, he has stepped in due to David been away with the new compendium series.  So as usual upon arrival we were offered either tea or coffee during an informal chat and then the early part…

ABERFELDY VISIT..(2016)

Today was the first day of my Speyside visit, and I was lucky enough to be invited to look round Aberfeldy on a more private basis.   I arrived at the distillery and was greeted by Jonathan, any one on twitter who has interacted with Aberfeldy will have spoken with Jonathan..  Once the hello’s had…

THE LAKES DISTILLERY

Today I had the chance to visit the Lake District and of course I just had to pay a visit to the lakes distillery,  it would be extremely rude not to…so I arrived at 1.20 pm and had a little walk round the shop and a quick visit to the Bistro.. This is located in…

Balvenie tour

Every now and again you look at things and smile to yourself.. This happened to me on my last visit to speyside.  I had planned a trip up to the promised land, done the phone calls, just one left to do.. Balvenie, the phone rings, a polite lady answers.. ” good morning Balvenie distillery,  how…

Auchentoshan visit.

Remember when you were just a young kid and your parents told you you were going to the seaside or for an ice cream or whatever seemed like a treat, you got all giddy and just could not stand still for even a second.. Well that’s me now when I know I’m heading off to…

Penderyn visit

Tuesday 3rd November. I was lucky to be close enough to Penderyn distillery while away with the family so I decided to drop in and have a tour and sample a few drams while i had the chance.. Penderyn distillery was set up in 2000 and the first whisky was available in 2004.  Penderyn is…