Category Archives: Travel

Postcard: the story so far 1

Fresh sea air and exercise at Ardbeg We visited the Ardbeg and Laphroaig distilleries today, and did the tours. We also sampled a few drams along the way. By our count, 14: Ardbeg – Blasda Ardbeg – Rennaissance Ardbeg – Corryvreckan Ardbeg – Still Young Ardbeg – Uigedail Laphroaig – 10 year old cask strength […]

Postcard: LaPhrog on tour 0

It’s important to reiterate that I had never actually seen a real live frog until fairly recently. Now, it seems every time I drink whisky with Clutch, one appears. I’m starting to think it’s the same one each time, and he’s followed us to Scotland. It was chucking it down with torrential rain when Clutch […]

Postcards from Scotland 0

Clutch and I are off to the Islay jazz festival, about which all you need to know is jazz, in whisky distilleries, on Islay. We’re gone Wednesday to Monday. At the end of day 1, we already have far too many things to report – and it’s become clear that our original plan of a […]

Whisky Country: Part 3 0

Glenfiddich distillery is situated on the doorstep of the picturesque town of Dufftown. It produces one of the most ubiquitous and widely consumed malts in the world, in the form of the Glenfiddich 12 Year Old, but its other expressions are definitely worth investigating also. The Solera Reserve or 15 Year Old, as it has […]

Whisky Country: Part 2 1

So, I thought I should conclude my recent expedition to The Moray Riviera before it becomes too much of a distant memory. My father and I set off for Huntly in the morning, with the intention of visiting Whiskies Of Scotland. It’s staffed by a very friendly and knowledgeable man by the name of Ronnie […]