A great, if damp, few days with Wayne from Taiwan who was keen to discover the secret malts of Aberdeenshire. Wayne had been on business in London and visiting his friend in Edinburgh and at the last minute he thought he would search for a Scottish whisky tour and he found High Spirits Tours. He booked our private tour “Aberdeenshire Secret Malts – Whisky Tour” and off we went in the misty, dreich day! On such a day, what should you do? Well pop in to:
Glen Garioch Distillery
Royal Lochnagar Distillery
and a visit to Brewdog Brewery for good measure!
Just shows that even though the days are shorter and winter is setting in there is always time to find hopping on a whisky tour! 😉
The earliest reference to distilling in the Scottish islands is found in the Statutes of Iona of 1609, where it records the charter that allowed islanders to distil but not import “aqua vitae!