Aberlour 12 – liquid awesomeness!

I love the words that greet you as you enter the Aberlour website. “Obar Lobhair, or Aberlour means the mouth of the chattering burn in Gaelic”. Beautiful. We drove past its idyllic location in Speyside; next time we’re in Speyside it will be on our list of distilleries to visit. And yes, I know that ‘awesomeness’ technically isn’t a word, but in the case of Aberlour, it should be. Continue reading

Aberfeldy 12

Never underestimate the power of your GPS to amuse. Lily, our GPS, had distinct issues with pronouncing Aberfeldy. She liked calling it a-BUR-fuldy. The problem is, we’ve now started saying it that way too. On our way from East Haugh to Oban for the International Gathering this summer we stopped at Dewar’s Aberfeldy World of Whisky. Continue reading

Laphroaig Quarter Cask

Did I mention I don’t enjoy a heavy peat? Slight smoke, yes. Heavy smoke, not so much. The Laphroaig Quarter Cask was a gift from a dear friend at our meet-the-house party last year and he happens to love this whisky. And, as Laphroaig is in its 200th year of distilling, we wanted to include it. Let’s face it, a lot of people love whisky from Islay and I have to admit that after a few sips, it kind of grows on me. Continue reading

Abhainn Dearg – the Lewis whisky

Abhainn Dearg

Their beautiful logo

The Red River, that offers its waters to make this Lewis whisky, is the English translation of Abhainn Dearg, pronounced  Aveen Jarræk. We love that they’ve used the Gaelic and it’s located in my favourite place in Scotland, overlooking the Uig Sands on the Isle of Lewis. This is a newer distillery and the first (legal anyway) one on Lewis in nearly 200 years. Continue reading