Underappreciated – The Glencadam Distillery

Ah, yes… It is no secret that traveling from England and the Lowlands of Scotland to the North to the Speyside region is one of the things we like to put on our holiday schedule often and regularly. We have come to learn that there is nothing wrong with taking the direct route along the…

Patience is a Virtue – Daftmill Distillery

For a long time, the Kingdom of Fife has been a region where the Cameronbridge grain distillery was the only whisky distillery miles around. Nowadays, as you have seen the last few weeks from our earlier articles, there are a handful of other distilleries in the area. When Francis Cuthbert and his Brother Ian started…

Cutting the bullshit – the Eden Mill distillery & brewery

From our cottage in Collessie we drove up towards the city of St. Andrews following the A91. About ten minutes before reaching the city, just before crossing the bridge over the river Eden we entered Guardbridge village, turned onto Main Street at the roundabout and followed the road until we reached the not exactly pretty…

From Dream to Dram – Kingsbarns distillery

Many trips to Scotland are generally focussed on visiting Islay or the Speyside region and for a long time, when composing whisky trips, the Kingdom of Fife shy North of Edinburgh has been an area overlooked by many, simply because the last couple of decades the Lowland area at the east-coast of Scotland had nothing…

The Orcadian – Scapa Distillery

After the festivities of the Spirit of Speyside whisky festival, we had decided to take a trip north to the Orkney islands and stay only three nights and two full days knowing we would be missing out on many things as soon as we arrived on the main island. Pre-planned however, were the visits to…

Smokin’! – the Highland Park Distillery

Best hotel view ever (for whisky geeks) It was inevitable. After several years of traveling to Scotland, we never got to get more north as we did on our first trip, when we visited the shop at Clynelish. This year we had decided to go a little further, visit the Orkney islands and the Highland…

There is nothing above Groningen – Hooghoudt distillery

After our recent Scotland trip, we had to come back to the Netherlands and do some work to make some money and do it again (and again) next year (and beyond). Scotland is great, as you can see from our weekly articles these days after the road trip through the promised land, but hang on……

120 Valves – Ballindalloch Distillery

Just about the first thing we did when we knew we were traveling to the Spirit of Speyside whisky festival 2016 was contacting Brian Robinson, distillery host at the Ballindalloch distillery to see if we could arrange something during or around the days we would be in the area. Coming from the A9, following the…

Apples and Oranges, ehrm… Pears. – van Leon distillery

This time of the year is in the Netherlands known as the time to enjoy the Queen of the Vegetables, the White Gold, the Asparagus. With family living in the province of North Brabant, where a large amount of the country’s asparagus are grown, we travelled towards them for a nice dinner with the traditional…

Frankenstillery – Loch Lomond Distillery

After a lovely evening in Wishaw, where we enjoyed a massive dinner at the Artisan whisky bar and restaurant with old and new whisky friends, we made ourselves ready to defy the Tuesday-morning traffic of Glasgow and find our way to Alexandria, where we had arranged an appointment to visit the Loch Lomond distillery. Glasgow…

Chivas’ new Crown – Dalmunach distillery

Pitlochry had been good to us overnight, so bright and early we drove up North to go to the Speyside region where we had made an appointment with Ann Miller and Trevor Buckley to be shown around Chivas Brothers / Pernod Ricard’s newest 24/7 and highly energy efficient distillery; Dalmunach. Coming from Pitlochry, we used…