Benromach has long been one of my favourite distilleries and I recently was able to sample three of its single malt expressions—and all three were delectable.
It has always fascinated me that Dundee, a city where whisky consumption has always been pretty high, only ever had one legal distillery, Dudhope, that distilled briefly before and after 1820.
I’ve often thought a whisky distillery would be a great asset, and visitor attraction, at Scotland’s historic castles or stately homes. In the past, all castles and stately homes brewed beer, for both the lairds and the lads, and today their souvenir shops offer their own-label beer and whisky, blend or malt, supplied by one of the major distillers or blenders.
The future of a historic Perthshire distillery - and the staff employed there - looks likely to be safe as the sale of the tourist attraction is “progressing well”.
A Fife single malt whisky has fetched a record-breaking price at auction for the first release from a distillery.
Whisky has made a long-awaited return to St Andrews as Eden Mill launches the area’s first dram for 160 years.
Drinks giant Diageo is to make the biggest single investment in whisky tourism history with a £150 million plan to transform the visitor experience at its Scotch production sites.
For all that monasteries and convents are rare today, for centuries they were powerful institutions that played an important role in society. Monks were among the few people who could read and write in an era of near-total illiteracy. They also developed agricultural and scientific ideas and took them to other countries.
Eden Mill has unveiled ambitious £4 million plans to create a new distillery and brewery just metres from its current headquarters.
Few established distilleries in Scotland have undergone such radical transformation in the past few years as Tullibardine, at Blackford just off the A9.