Today, was the final day of our private whisky tour .

We started the day at our Guest House, An Cala, at Grantown on Spey. At breakfast we had window seat where we were able to watch a diversity of wildlife on the front lawn including mallard ducks, crows, wagtail, black headed gull, pheasant and a rare red squirrel. Its not surprising this part of the world attracts lots of ornithologists which are are split into two categories, ‘birdies’ and ‘twitchers’, with the latter being the most fanatical.

After a hearty breakfast we departed our excellent hosts, Keith and Val Dickinson and drove south for about 90 minutes to our first stop at Edradour Distillery. This is Scotland’s smallest distillery and  is privately owned by Andrew Symington’s Signatory Vintage group which specialises in rare and unusual whiskies. The Edradour malt is a very exclusive and found in specialist whisky shops in major world markets, including Canada and USA.  We joined one of the regular distillery tours led by a ‘character’ tour guide which added a bit of fun to the event. After the tour we were fortunate to have a private chat with the distillery owner, Andrew Symington, who kindly provided more background on the distillery, his plans for expansion and latest developments in the industry. This was a great experience and learning opportunity. For more narrative and images please  click on the ‘continue reading’  button below.

On tour at Edradour

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