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Wild Turkey Longbranch: alright alright alright!

Eddie Russell nostalgically recalls his first taste of bourbon straight from the barrel at the Wild Turkey distillery in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky. It was a few decades ago, and he jokes that the sensation of the bourbon shooting through his veins … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Gin Distillery

Gin’s dark history Whilst each spirit category has an interesting history, the history of gin is probably the darkest and most morbid. Gin, with its core ingredients being juniper and alcohol, can trace its roots back to the Dutch drink genever. The … Continue reading

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Private tour of the Glen Grant distillery with Dennis Malcolm

On Tuesday 12 June 2018 I woke up to a delicious Scottish breakfast of haggis, black pudding, eggs, mushrooms and bacon; much needed sustinance to fuel my final day in Speyside. With the packing done, we said our farewells to … Continue reading

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Private tour of Glenfiddich distillery and tasting at The Balvenie distillery

After travelling past Loch Lomond, Ben Nevis, Glencoe and Loch Ness, with a short pit stop in the seaside village of Lossiemouth, I thought I had seen the best of mainland Scotland. That was until my visit to a few … Continue reading

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The Glenlivet Tour: Definitive Spirit

On the afternoon of Sunday 10 June 2018 I arrived at The Glenlivet distillery having indulged in an extravagant tasting of cask strength whisky at the Strathisla distillery that morning. The skies were grey and a mild chill started to … Continue reading

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Strathisla Distillery Tour: Chivas Cellar Tasting

With a belly full of Scottish breakfast, I was physically and mentally prepared for a full day of sampling cask strength whisky straight from casks at a couple of Scottish distilleries. The first stop of my cask strength extravaganza was … Continue reading

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Glengoyne Distillery VIP Tour: No. 1 Warehouse Tour

Scotland is not known for its good weather, but our first few days in Scotland have been very warm with clear blue skies and plenty of sunshine. On 6 June 2018, a day after arriving in Glasgow from Australia, I … Continue reading

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