If you follow my adventures on social media, there are great chances you already know I spent a few days in Scotland last week touring the Malt Whisky Trail up in beautiful Speyside. On the menu this time: 4 distilleries, some intense dramming sessions, nice encounters (as always when in Speyside…) and some other surprises I’ll tell you more about in a future blog post ! #KeepYourEyesPeeled
One of the 4 distilleries I visited, and actually the last one of the trip, was Glen Moray, located in Elgin (which is important to mention as it makes it pretty convenient to visit if like me you’re not willing – or able – to drive a car in Scotland ;)). I know what you’re telling yourself “yuk, the main part of their production is going into Label 5 which must say a lot about the quality of their spirit…”. How wrong you are.
I was probably even more surprised than you to find out that Glen Moray probably was one of the best distillery tours I had in a long time – such a refreshing approach taken by our guide that day (hello Iain if you’re reading those lines!): making an emphasis on the modern aspects of the distillery, especially the energy-saving equipment, and not falling straight into the “blabla we do everything in a very traditional way, exactly like our ancestors did 2654987798 years ago, everything is still done manually, computers are evil”. Embracing its time and not being afraid of saying so seems like a bold move those days in the industry, and you know I like bold… #rebelrebel
I won’t ruin your own experience if you’re to tour the distillery one day, so not going through a A-Z report of my visit but as usual, let me take you with me on an instaSummary ! (pssst… Have you spotted the last picture? How cool is that :D)