The Glenrothes Adventure part 5: Tradition & Competition

Now, if you’re going to enter this ‘Glenrothes Whisky Maker‘ competition that starts on Monday, you’ll want to be aware of some things. The first is that there is a tradition in Rothes House: guests cook breakfast. Competitively. Be prepared for that. Anyone who’s ever stayed in Rothes House has been up at the crack… Continue reading The Glenrothes Adventure part 5: Tradition & Competition

The Glenrothes Adventure part 4: The Inner Sanctum

After all our hard work making the barrels, and touring the distillery, it was finally time to sample some of the fruits of our labour (or rather, the labour of others over the past decades). This is what we whisky writers like to call ‘the whole point of the exercise’. And what a fantastic tasting… Continue reading The Glenrothes Adventure part 4: The Inner Sanctum

The Glenrothes Adventure part 3: From grain to spirit

In this video, Ronnie Cox takes us on a private tour of the Glenrothes distillery – explaining the process of making the spirit that, over time, becomes The Glenrothes whisky. The four winners of The Glenrothes Whisky Maker competition will be immersed* in every part of whisky production from beginning to end – so you… Continue reading The Glenrothes Adventure part 3: From grain to spirit

The Glenrothes Adventure part 2: Hangin’ with Mr Cooper

There’s your bits and pieces – now get to it Clutch and I have a saying: Ordeals beget treats. We’re thinking of having it made into a coat of arms. Essentially, it reflects the fact that everything we do together that has an element of difficulty about it (like that time we thought it would… Continue reading The Glenrothes Adventure part 2: Hangin’ with Mr Cooper

The Glenrothes Adventure part 1: Welcome to Rothes House

Clutch is out of the country at the moment, and so I had my first solo whisky adventure up in the Northeast of Scotland this week. I was invited to visit The Glenrothes distillery in Speyside to learn more about the process of making whisky, meet the people, sample the food and incredible malts… and… Continue reading The Glenrothes Adventure part 1: Welcome to Rothes House

A visit to Daftmill

You’ll notice that this blog post is neither right up to date, nor chronologically sequential with the other recent posts. Or you won’t. At any rate, this pertains to a visit we made to a distillery while we were on our way to St Andrews a couple of weeks back. Daftmill is the newest distillery… Continue reading A visit to Daftmill