Visiting #Scotch Whisky Distilleries: Edradour Distillery

No longer ‘Scotland’s smallest distillery’, but Edradour is probably the prettiest distillery to visit in all of Scotland. Its location just outside Pitlochry also makes it easy to reach from Edinburgh or Glasgow. The distillery buildings sit along the Edradour Burn and are kept in immaculate condition, in fact the walls are painted at least three times a year (trust me, I know; been there, done that…) … Continue reading Visiting #Scotch Whisky Distilleries: Edradour Distillery

Gallery: The Viking Spirit

  During the last week of October 2016 the world’s most northerly distillery produced its first new-make whisky spirit.  The Aurora Spirit Distillery only went into operation a few moths ago and had so far only produced Aquavit, Vodka and Gin, but finally they were ready for the King of Spirits! Here is a gallery of images from this memorable event. Continue reading Gallery: The Viking Spirit

Glenfiddich Distillery

10 Tips To Get A Better Whisky Distillery Visit

Need a definition of a whisky nerd? I am a whisky distiller and distillery tour guide in Scotland and in my spare time I visit distilleries. Hope that helps… Joking aside, since I moved back to Scotland in early 2015 I have explored over 70 whisky distilleries all over the country and joined about 30 distillery tours. The quality of these organised visits ranges from absolutely … Continue reading 10 Tips To Get A Better Whisky Distillery Visit

Aberfeldy Distillery

Visiting Scotch Whisky Distilleries: Dewar’s World of Whsiky – Aberfeldy (Highlands)

If we follow the ‘world’ analogy, then visiting Dewar’s World of Whisky is like ignoring Europe while briefly looking at one highlight on every other continent. That is not to say that the Aberfeldy Distillery is not worth a visit, but being advertised as it is, you would perhaps expect a little bit more than what you get. Entering the visitor centre, you are greeted by … Continue reading Visiting Scotch Whisky Distilleries: Dewar’s World of Whsiky – Aberfeldy (Highlands)

Reflection,Tomatin Distillery

The Hill of the Juniper – Tomatin Distillery in Pictures

The distillery at the ‘Hill of the Juniper’ – Tomatin – is neither among the prettiest distilleries in Scotland, nor is it breaking any records. But its location just south of Inverness makes it a popular destination for the many tourists who travel up into the Scottish Highlands from Edinburgh and Glasgow. (All images Copyright Johann Brandstaetter, for terms image use please click here) However, … Continue reading The Hill of the Juniper – Tomatin Distillery in Pictures

Still house, Glen Grant Distillery

Visiting Scotch Whisky Distilleries: Glen Grant (Speyside)

The Glen Grant Distillery is located in the Speyside town of Rothes and is one of seven operating distilleries on the famous Malt Whisky Trail. The short walk from the car park along a well-kept garden path and across a gurgling burn to the visitor centre provides a very favorable first impression. Although quite massive in terms of output (6.2 m litres of pure alcohol per annum) … Continue reading Visiting Scotch Whisky Distilleries: Glen Grant (Speyside)

Cardhu Distillery and Visitor Centre

Visiting Scotch Whisky Distilleries: Cardhu (Speyside)

The Cardhu Distillery is part of the Malt Whisky Trail and as such is probably visited by more whisky lovers than many others in Scotland. However, you wouldn’t be able to tell when you drop into the visitor centre, which is maybe a bit larger than my living room. When I entered for my latest visit there were about ten people inside and it already … Continue reading Visiting Scotch Whisky Distilleries: Cardhu (Speyside)