whisky tourism

In Pictures: visiting Highland Park Distillery

2018-07-14

I know I know… What has taken me so long to post this? Life! This past month has been more than hectic on The Whisky Lady’s planet, I’ll probably write a quick “life update” article anyway to let you all know what I’ve been up to ! But anyway, if you’ve been following me on Instagram (you’re not? YOU’RE NOT? morhrbvf164rez8r48z ! #OverreactingPart1), you probably …

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3 fantastic whisky road trips in Scotland

2018-01-09

You know how much I like to travel and visit distilleries… I actually fell in love with whisky while on my first trip to Scotland! And as I tend to receive many messages asking me for whisky-related travel tips and itineraries, I thought it would be nice to share with you 3 whisky road trips ideas (combine them all and you’ll have the ultimate Scotch …

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In Pictures: Visiting the Glenfiddich Distillery

2017-10-31

Let’s pursue our malted adventures on the Malt Whisky Trail with another distillery visit ! Amongst the 4 distilleries I visited during my last Scottish trip, I was more than happy to re-discover Glenfiddich (which if you remember, I already visited a few years ago for a blending lab during Spirit of Speyside), and finally get to see those impressive stills ! After our stops …

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An inside look into the most picturesque Scotch Whisky distillery

2017-10-24

Let’s pursue our InstaSummary of my recent visit to Speyside, touring the Malt Whisky Trail, with an inside look into what I truly think is the most picturesque distillery in Scotland (interested in a list of the most “beautiful distilleries” in Scotland? Let me know on social media or do not hesitate to send me an email via the contact form, always love to hear …

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An open discussion with Port of Leith Distillery’s founder

2017-10-17

Get excited: Whisky distilling is soon to return to Scotland’s capital city. Such a headline sounds intriguing right? At least that’s what I thought when I came across the news of a whisky distillery being built in Leith. You’ve probably all heard about this project by now but still, a few months ago, I got in touch with one of the two founders behind the …

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Weekly Whisky News Round-up

2017-07-07

Port X Whisky: The Dalmore releases three-bottle Vintage Port Collection In the year that The Dalmore’s legendary Master Distiller Richard Paterson celebrates his 50th year in the whisky industry, The Vintage Port Collection is the latest in a long line of ground-breaking releases from the iconic whisky producer. Crafted using the finest aged Port pipes from renowned winemakers W&J Graham’s, Paterson’s unrivalled knowledge of the …

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Weekly Whisky News Round-up

2017-06-20

Glenturret honours record-breaking mouser with cask Glenturret Distillery has extended its limited edition Bottle Your Own cask series to commemorate world record holding mouser Towser, who died 30 years ago. Available at Glenturret’s Distillery shop – part of The Famous Grouse Experience – the dedication marks 30 years since the passing of the “world mousing champion”, who was affectionately dubbed ‘Towser the Mouser’. The Bottle Your Own …

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Campbeltown, a whisky region almost gone silent

2017-06-05

Scotland is traditionally divided into 5 Scotch whisky regions – The Lowlands, where you’ll find amongst others the triple-distilled Auchentoshan or the popular Glenkinchie. The Highlands & Islands, home of world-famous & more confidential distilleries such as Ben Nevis, Glenmorangie, Old Pulteney, Clynelish, Balblair, Dalwhinnie, Highland Park, Arran, Tobermory, Talisker… Speyside, the golden triangle of malt where half of all Scottish distilleries are located, big …

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In Pictures: a look inside The Speyside Cooperage

2017-05-30

So you’ve probably visited many distilleries… You’re quite familiar with the stories of illegal whisky making, smugglers and angel’s share, the science behind malting, mashing, fermentation & distillation has not secret for you anymore, but once you finally make it to the warehouse stage, there’s always this desire to know more about those beautiful casks that actually have a LOT to do with the flavours …

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Whisky Tourism Could Be Better, Smarter, Stronger

2017-05-16

Here it is: during my latest Scottish visit, I realised – once again – that there’s still a very long way to go before visitors can get the most out of their distillery tours. I’m not going into some name-dropping/public shaming here (and anyway, if you follow me on social media, you’ll probably figure out which distillery made me go :/), that’s really not the point …

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