Many Thanks to Aleksander and his partner and their parents for choosing us for their alcoholic tour of Aberdeenshire. Rather than a straightforward whisky tour Aleksander wanted a more bespoke tour. He wanted gin, whisky and beer! We jumped at the chance and booked them on some brilliant tours in Balmenach Distillery (Caorunn Gin), GlenDronach Distillery and Brewdog brewery. Although the weather was cold and sometimes wet we still braved the elements and tasted our way round Aberdeenshire. We even managed to meet Hedwig, the Snowy Owl star of the Harry Potter films! He was visiting Brewdog’s Halloween party! 🙂
It shows that anything can happen on a day out with High Spirits Tours!
Distilling is said to have been practised at Balblair as long ago as 1749, but its formal history begins in 1790, when John Ross established a distillery at Balblair Farm, about half a mile from the current site.