I Visit Speyside

Sun is setting at the end of our first day and we look out from the small cottage in which we are staying….

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Glenlivit, Tourism, Romance

Some distilleries have embraced the idea of being a visitor attraction, others not so much. Cafés are surprisingly rare, as are well stocked…

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Glenlivet

Well this is very smart. You drive into the visitors car park  with neatly tended verges with trees and face an impressive new…

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Cragganmore

It is a small turning off the A95 and if there hadn’t been a brown tourist sign for Cragganmore  I would have missed…

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The Buildings of Tormore

As a whisky, Tormore has a low profile: there are a few independent bottlings  but not much oomph behind a single malt identity….

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Glenfarclas

They are all Grants – in Speyside they are all Grants. The biggest distillery, Glenfiddich,  is owned by William Grant and Sons, Glen…

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Aberlour

Ignore for a moment that it was probably caused by a tiny drop of water on the lens. Put out of your mind…

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Royal Lochnagar

This is not strictly part of my Speyside adventure – Lochnagar clearly lies beside the River Dee, but it is at the other…

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Balvenie

Put simply: this is the best distillery visit I have been on. OK, it cost more – £35 instead of the normal £7-£10…

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