Sharing a few drams at Douglas Laing HQ

2016-08-10

Golf is overrated… Try St Andrews’ brews & spirits at Eden Mill!

2016-08-13

An inside look into The Glengoyne Distillery

2016-08-11

Willing to escape Glasgow and its buzzing city life for the afternoon, we couldn’t go far more than a few miles away…  Choices that day comprised a country escape to Balloch for a picturesque pokemon-catching walk or… A malted getaway to one of Glasgow’s closest distilleries: Glengoyne (still legally classified as an Highland distillery). No need to mention what we finally went for.

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Glengoyne offers a range of diverse and exciting distillery tours. The Glengoyne tour, The Wee Tasting tour, The Tasting tour and The Whisky and Chocolate Matching tour all start on the hour and there is no need to book for groups of less than 10 guests. Hopefully, we arrived for the last tour of the day at 5pm after taking the bus from Buchanan Bus Station which conveniently stops right in front of the distillery (look at us not driving… It’s like we planned this all along!)

Groups of 10 or more are asked to book in advance and the distillery also offers more in-depth tours (Master Blender Session, Cask Tasting tour and Masterclass) that have to be booked prior to your arrival. You’ve been warned!

As usual, I won’t take you through all the details of this tour – First, because we only had time to do the basic tour and didn’t really get to sample any exciting expressions or get any special in-depth experience – But mostly, because I don’t want to spoil your own tour if you get to visit the distillery one day by disclosing everything here. You know what you gotta do: book a d*mn flight to Scotland! (And if you already live in the Holy Haggis Land, you just have no excuse).

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I’ll then leave you with a few pictures taken during my tour (please note that photos weren’t allowed in the production area – hence the mashtun/washback/stills shots shortage)

Btw, if you compare the first with the last picture, you should have a better understanding of what the Scottish weather is all about x)

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