Category Archives: Whisky

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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Day 3 – Relaxing in Clare

The plan for today was to have an easy day, with a short 150km trip from Renmark to the wine centre of Clare.  So we said goodbye to the Renmark Hotel over a coffee then set off west. We went … Continue reading

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Malt of the Month #4 Springbank 15YO

Last week I went to the Sommerville to see the Ken Loach film ‘The Angel’s Share’, a tale of Glaswegian offenders who attempt a most unlikely heist.  Introduced to the joys of whisky by their community service officer, this motley crew attempt … Continue reading

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