You have to love a whisky that was pioneered by a woman, especially since it was reputed that Helen Cumming did so in 1811. Cardhu is located on the Malt Whisky Trail in Speyside. Doug originally bought a bottle because of its history, but we’re on our next bottle because we really enjoy this whisky. Continue reading
May everyone have a blessed Christmas and time with family and friends. A very happy New Year to all, may 2016 be filled with love, fun and adventures.
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
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
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
Edradour is a small distillery in Perthshire. And although we haven’t visited it I’d tried it somewhere along our travels. A stop at The Green Welly whisky store in Tyndrum, Perthshire on the way from East Haugh to Oban found me face to face with a bottle of Edradour – The Fairy Flag, so named for a movie set to be released at some (at this time) unknown date. Continue reading
Thank you Mike Macauley, one of our Missouri friends, for sharing this article from Smithsonian.com! Very interesting. Love my tartan!!
I first met the Tomintoul whisky as a result of the Victoria Highland Games. We were out for drinks after the Torchlight Ceremony at the Strath and I was unaware that it has an awesome whisky shop so our buddy from Clan Campbell took me down there to investigate. I ended up buying a bottle of Tomintoul 16 after several tastings and forays into the whisky bible. Continue reading
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
We ordered an enormous marquis tent approximately 20′ x 34′ which we used as our home base. Our tent ran parallel with our fifth wheel trailer which backed unto the trees and with the road way. Hector was gracious in stepping in for the chief and officially opened the games. Continue reading here.