Showing posts with label May 2014. Show all posts
Showing posts with label May 2014. Show all posts

Trip to Scotland (Islay, Jura and Speyside) - May 13/May 25

“Drams Come True”

Hello Everybody and Welcome to Best Shot Whisky Reviews!

I know that many of you have managed to travel to the promised Whisky Land already but now it's time for me to go there as well. Together with my Dutch brother-in-law I will be in Scotland from May 13 until May 25. Why not a little earlier I hear you ask so you could participate in the Whisky Festival and meet many Face Book friends! We actually planned to do just that but we couldn't find a place to stay anymore. Everything was fully booked. Well I do hope to run into some of you anyway. Let me know if you're going during this period.

During the first week we will be on Islay. Of course we will take our time to visit all of the Distilleries there in a very thorough way. They are among my favorite Single Malts after all. We will be staying in a nice B&B in Port Ellen. Somewhere during the week we will take the opportunity and ferry over to Jura for a visit. I must try and find out why I and this Spirit are not the best of friends!

Then on to Speyside where we will be staying during the second week of our visit to Scotland. Many things can change on the spot but for the time being visits to Oban, Ben Nevis, BenRomach, Dallas Dhu, Gordon & MacPhail, Glen Moray, BenRiach, Macallan, Speyside Cooperage, The Balvenie, Glenfiddich, Strathisla, Glen Grant, Glenfarclas, Aberlour, Glenlivet, Cragganmore, Edradour, Atholl and Dalwhinny are planned. Of course we won't make long tours in all of them. But at least we will have a look at the VC's.

We plan to take a lot of pictures so I can use them in the future over here. It's needless to say I'm tremendously looking forward to it. I have read a lot about the whisky regions and I've tasted "some" of their products. But "Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing" as Marvin Gaye sang way back in the sixties. I do hope we will encounter some of you there but if not you can rest assured that I will tell you all about the trip and the whiskies I have "scored". 

That's it for now! Thanks to all of you for your regular visits. And stay tuned to read all about this trip later on.