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Distillery field trip

A few weeks ago I went on a trip organised by Deeside Drinks/Dunnottar Wines to tour two north-east whisky distilleries with the promise of all refreshments and food for the day thrown in. Sounded like a great excuse for a blogging field trip!

We were heading to two distilleries – Glenglassaugh in Portsoy in the morning and Glen Garioch in Oldmeldrum after lunch. I joined the rest of the 20 or so whisky fans on the bus from Banchory and settled in for the long haul up to Portsoy. Continue reading “Distillery field trip”

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Getting into the Christmas spirits


I’ve had a quiet few days recovering from the office xmas lunch on Friday. It seems like everyone’s immune system got a right kicking from the festivities and now the whole team is sniffling away. So for medicinal reasons it’s time to break out the big guns.

The Balvenie is one of my favourite whiskies. I don’t know if it really does cure the common cold, but I feel better already and I’ve only had a (not so) wee dram.

It’s supposed to start snowing again in an hour or so. It seems to me that if Shackleton needed to take a few cases of whisky with him to the Antarctic then I’ll need to get stuck in to see me through this continuing apocalyptic cold snap.