Posts for whisky

Celebrating 260 Years of Robbie Burns

Friday 25th Jan 2019

Burns Night is upon us and this year we celebrate 260 years since the Birth of Robbie Burns His birthday is celebrated throughout the world, with Burns Suppers, poems, songs and anecdotes about Scotland’s National Bard. But here’s why we think Robert Burns should be enjoyed all year round……. From traditional ballads and romantic songs […]

Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival

Wednesday 2nd Mar 2016

Ask almost anybody what Scotland is famous for and they will reply either “rain” or “whisky”. Very few people come to Scotland for the rain, but more and more are coming for our national drink. Whisky tourism is more popular than ever with events springing up all over the country. The Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival […]

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Guest post: Islay Whisky

Thursday 28th May 2015

Islay is most well-known for its whisky, so we couldn’t leave the island without learning a bit more. Guest writer, Rachael MacNeill has given us her inside view. Islay – the island of great spirit My time is taken up with two projects: Whisky For Girls and Wild and Magic Islay. www.whiskyforgirls.com host Whisky Tastings, Whisky […]

Bowmore, Round Church, Islay, Main Street

Guest post: My Islay

Wednesday 13th May 2015

Islay, one of Scotland’s Inner Hebrides, is world renowned for its wildlife, weather and whisky. It can become a very personal place for many, including our guest writer, graphic designer and curious explorer, Ali Campbell. Islay – From Childhood, Forever. Islay has always been a place that I have been drawn to. The seeds of […]

Interview: Glengoyne Distillery

Wednesday 18th Mar 2015

As March is all about breweries and distilleries in The Year of Food and Drink, who better than the lovely folk at Glengoyne Distillery to talk to us about all things whisky?  Located in idyllic surroundings just 14 miles north of Glasgow, Glengoyne is home to the slowest distillation process in Scotland and is a […]

In the Holiday Spirit: A Speyside Whisky Walk

Friday 6th Dec 2013

‘I don’t suppose you usually have people more interested in photographing a dram than tasting it’, I joked with Michelle Myron of Speyside Tours.  It was an evening in mid-October and I was on the Dufftown Distilleries Walk, trying to juggle a whisky tasting glass, a camera and a notebook without looking totally out of place. […]