Tag: Road Trip

Speyside Road Trip Postlude: Aberfeldy

After the brief stop at the Arctic climes of Dalwhinnie, it was time for the planned activity of the day: a tour and tasting at Aberfeldy. I had booked the Connoisseurs' Tour, which seemed good value at £26.50 (I see it's now up to £30 - not sure if that's permanent or whether it's due … Continue reading Speyside Road Trip Postlude: Aberfeldy

Speyside Road Trip Bits and Pieces (Glenfiddich, Glenfarclas, Tormore, Dalwhinnie)

The bulk of the whisky-related activities of our final day in Speyside was all done by lunchtime (Glen Grant, Benriach and Glen Moray). Since most distilleries close to visitors between 4 and 5, we felt compelled to try and squeeze in as many as possible, so we drove from Elgin to Dufftown, where Glenfiddich, Balvenie, … Continue reading Speyside Road Trip Bits and Pieces (Glenfiddich, Glenfarclas, Tormore, Dalwhinnie)

Speyside Road Trip Day 3, Part 3: Glen Moray

We arrived at Glen Moray already in a good mood after the great visits to Glen Grant and Benriach on the way. It's a relatively big distillery that's packed in a compact space in the town of Elgin, so we didn't take any photos of the distillery buildings other than these picturesque casks because the … Continue reading Speyside Road Trip Day 3, Part 3: Glen Moray

Speyside Road Trip Day 3, Part 2: Benriach

The walk in the Glen Grant gardens was an ideal start to the day, so it was time for more distillery visits. For the sake of completion, we first dropped by the other distillery in town, Glenrothes. We knew that there's no visitor centre or shop, so we just stopped to take this photo and … Continue reading Speyside Road Trip Day 3, Part 2: Benriach

Speyside Road Trip Day 3, Part 1: Glen Grant

Our last full day in Speyside was set aside for random distillery-hopping, and we decided to start it with an activity unrelated to whisky: walking in the expansive gardens of Glen Grant. The distillery is in Rothes, about 10 minutes' drive from Aberlour. We made a brief stop at Macallan first since it was on … Continue reading Speyside Road Trip Day 3, Part 1: Glen Grant

Speyside Road Trip Day 2, Part 2: Knockdhu

My love affair with anCnoc has been an accelerated one: for one reason or another, I'd never tried one until I took part in an online tasting with distillery manager Gordon Bruce last month, even though I sort of knew they made my kind of whisky. There are no official tours at Knockdhu and no … Continue reading Speyside Road Trip Day 2, Part 2: Knockdhu

Speyside Road Trip Day 2, Part 1: Glenallachie & Strathisla

We walked from Aberlour to Glenallachie. Then we arrived at Glenallachie, look. I got a bottle there. And how about Strathisla. How about it. #homeofchives OK, so the above was just the template text I used while we were arranging the photos, but my wife remarked that it was an accurate and succinct description, so … Continue reading Speyside Road Trip Day 2, Part 1: Glenallachie & Strathisla

Speyside Road Trip Day 1: Aberlour

The drive from Dundee to Aberlour was very pleasant overall. We decided to stick to the motorways on the East of Scotland, before turning West at Aberdeen. It took about two and a half hours including a stop, and we arrived with about half an hour to spare before my tasting at 2pm. The location … Continue reading Speyside Road Trip Day 1: Aberlour

Speyside Road Trip: The Preamble (Glengoyne, Deanston, Tullibardine)

After two previous visits to Scotland that were part of tagging along to various friends' plans, my wife and I finally planned a Speyside trip that was exclusively whisky-related. It involved driving up from deepest mid-Hertfordshire to the town of Aberlour, with overnight stops in Moffat and Dundee along the way (the former to split … Continue reading Speyside Road Trip: The Preamble (Glengoyne, Deanston, Tullibardine)