Category Archives: Whisky

Heading North

Tuesday Bags packed, breakfast eaten then we headed north from the Highlander inn towards Cawdor Castle. This is a truly magnificent castle and home of the Cawdor family for 600 years. The Castle was immortalised as the fictional home of … Continue reading

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Castles, Shortbread, Local Hero & Whisky

Monday The day started grey and wet as we headed to Huntly Castle, or should I say 3 castles. Huntly started its life as a Motte and Bailey Castle built for Duncan, the Earl of Fife in 1190. In the … Continue reading

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A Sunday Drive In Speyside

Sunday Many distilleries do not open on Sunday’s but we did have two on the day’s itinerary, and some interesting ancient sites. I was early for breakfast (a first for me) which did not start until 9:30am on a Sunday, … Continue reading

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Back to Speyside

Saturday I woke to a grey morning in the grey city. We packed the car and headed north east towards the night’s destination of Craigellachie. Our route took us close to the village of Strachan, but not through it, so … Continue reading

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Whisky Trip: Day #1

It’s a grey day as we pull out of Leeds Station heading for Aberdeen. It had started with an early alarm clock and taxi to the station where I clearly chose the wrong coffee vendor; it was large, very hot … Continue reading

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Whisky of the Month-Oban 14YO

While in the UK recently I did manage some relaxation times, one of those was when my brother-in-law brought out a bottle of Oban 14YO.  In style it fits neatly between the Smokey island malts and the lighter sweeter highland … Continue reading

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Lagavulin 16YO

Those who enjoy a malt and read this blog will be aware that it has been quite some time since the last ‘Malt of the Month’.  In fact I misses February due to enjoying it as alcohol free and I … Continue reading

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