This morning, I collected guests from central Glasgow and then proceeded on a tour, visiting three local whisky distilleries plus a short visit to Doune Castle. Although each of the distilleries displays unique idiosyncrasies and history, the whisky making process is identical entailing malting, mashing, fermentation, distillation and maturation. We fisrt called in for the 10.00 am tour at Auchentoshan and then moved on to Glengoyne, lunch at the Beech Tree Inn, a brief visit to Doune Castle with tour culminating in a visit to Deanston Distillery. The weather progressively improved after a poor start featuring heavy rain showers. Our route entailed driving through gently rolling countryside of the Trossachs region.
Auchentoshan Distillery

Tasting Scotch Whisky at Auchentoshan Distillery

Spirit Safe at Auchentoshan Distillery


Washbacks at Auchentoshan Distillery

Tour Group at Auchentoshan Distillery


Inside Mash Tun at Auchentoshan Distillery

Stills at Glengoyne Distillery


Tour Group at Glengoyne Distillery


Single Malts at Glengoyne Distillery


Distillery Cask at Glengoyne Distillery


Doune Castle

Waterfall at Glengoyne Distillery


Video clip of stills at Deanston Distillery

Tour Group at Deanston Distillery


Washbacks at Deanston Distillery


Mash Tun at Deanston Distillery


Deanston Distillery, a converted cotton mill.

 

 

 

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