Month: October 2016

Incredible Indies – The Dram Team

On Thursday 27th October I had the pleasure of partaking in another tweet tasting with The Dram Team. This was a superb collection five single malt whiskies and one single grain whisky from independent bottlers. The whiskies were: Single cask 10 year old Girvan grain, rum finish, by Creative Whisky Company I found the nose on this to be quite…

Whisky Fudge

I’ve been experimenting with different whiskies in my fudge making (and other “things” of which I need to explore.) So far the hands down winner is Caol Ila. However, the Glenfarclas 105….hmmm.

Glenfiddich Visit

I had passed this distillery many a time on travels over the years but this time it was a chance to go in and visit. Tickets bought we went into watch the introductory film before commencing the tour itself. A young lady took us on the tour. I guess what strikes you is the scale of operation, this is a…

Lakes Distillery

I recently visited this distillery which is located next to Bassenthwaite Lake, in the Lake District National Park. This, if you didn’t know is a new distillery which ran its first spirit on 16th December 2014 and officially opened that year. The tour itself costs £12.50 (billy no mates here went alone, but a voucher can be used with another…

The Edradour

The 12th of August “The Glorious Twelfth” saw me visiting this distillery which is located just outside Pitlochry in Perthshire. Edradour is”world renowned as the smallest traditional distillery in Scotland and arguably the most unique. Dating back to 1825, Edradour, stands alone as the last stronghold of handmade single malt whisky from a farm distillery still in production today”. I had…

Yorkshire Whisky Festival

Yorkshire Whisky Festival – 10th September This was my first festival. So, why did I decide to go? One, it was an unknown. Two, it was near my old neck of the woods and three…WHISKY! I’d seen rumblings of this event, and thought to myself “in for a penny, in for a pound”. Booked a train, booked a bed, and…

Benromach Visit

My other Speyside visit on the 23rd September was to the Benromach Distillery which is in Forres. Upon arriving it seemed as if I was the only person on the tour and I was assured (by a chap called Brian, who took the time to speak to me) that I would have some eye candy to show me round, this…

My First Tasting…

Last Thursday evening (29th September) I took part in my first tasting. I will admit I was rather apprehensive as this was something entirely new to me. This was The Dram Team’s “Worldwide Whiskies”. This journey had us embarking on a flight that would see us visiting the USA, then on to Canada, then India, Japan, Ireland and finally New…

Glen Moray Tour

On Friday 23rd September I decided to take the day to visit a couple of Speyside distilleries. The second of these was to the Glen Moray distillery which is just outside Elgin, as the rain was threatening to fall, I jumped in a taxi from the train station to get me there. I received a warm welcome to the lovely…

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