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  1. Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival

    Enjoy a dram? Appreciate good food? Know great scenery when you see it? Then there is one place in Scotland you have to be in spring, and that is the world famous and world class Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival. I’m writing this as I swirl in the vortex of its nefariously fun mayhem and I’d like to heartily welcome…

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  2. Islay – Whisky Galore and so Much More

    Staring off to starboard aboard the CalMac ferry MV Finlaggan I see the first one. Its starched white two hundred year old walls sear against the cobalt blue ocean and sky blue heavens. To complete the scene a porpoise breaks the surface as the second one appears, its white façade blazing back at me. I’m of course talking whisky distilleries,…

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    Perthshire’s Finest Whisky Experience

    Think Perthshire and you might normally think gorgeous scenery, silvery rivers and lochs, plus lashings of history. These days I also immeidately think great food and first-rate whisky! Handily you can find both in one shortbread pretty setting – on the outskirts of Crieff – in the form of Scotland’s oldest working distillery, Glenturret, and its Famous Grouse Experience. Glenturret…

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  4. Whisky Month

    What could be more Scottish than whisky? The good news is that this year an entire month has been dedicated to the Gaelic uisge beatha, the water of life. As part of the official Year of Food and Drink Scotland it’s time to raise a toast to the country’s national drink this May, a month that has been re-christened Whisky…

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  5. Whisky, Puffins & Michelin Star Restaurants – My Return to East Fife

    I’m always amazed that Fife gets overlooked by many people planning short breaks and longer holidays. This Central Scotland region is so easy to get to and, as I discovered when I headed back to Fife’s eastern reaches, a sprinkling of recent openings have spiced up what was already a beguiling cocktail of things to see and do. Escape to Cambo…

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  6. Barrels of Ways to Discover Speyside, Scotland’s Whisky Country

    If you love whisky, I mean seriously love whisky, and you can only visit one place in Scotland, there really is no contest. It has to be Speyside. The spiritual home of Scottish whisky has the highest concentration of distilleries anywhere in the country and the good news is that there are myriad ways to head out and discover dramtastic…

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  7. Around Scotland on a #Blogmanay Voyage of Discovery

    Sometimes it helps to start a new year looking at familiar things from a new angle. That is exactly what I did at the start of 2014 by heading off on a three day road trip around Scotland’s wildly beautiful west courtesy of #blogmanay in the company of a troop of world renowned bloggers. The idea behind #blogmanay is brilliantly…

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  8. ‘Welcome to #Blogmanay, the World’s Best New Year Party!’

    Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Celebrates its 21st birthday with #Blogmanay! I’m (just!) old enough to remember when Edinburgh’s Hogmanay, such as it was, was a debauched bash around the Tron Church on the Royal Mile, a free for all with flying champagne bottles and a wayward clock that saw revellers celebrating at different times. It was a seriously unscripted, deeply disorganised and…

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    Speyside – Not just about whisky

    Mention Speyside and most people – me included – immediately think of Scotland’s most famous drink, our world renowned national tipple. Speyside may be the heartland of Scottish whisky with myriad distilleries including some of the biggest in the business like Glenfiddich, Aberlour and Balvenie, but there is far more to this scenic wonderland than uisge beatha as I found…

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