Tour Guide at Deanston Distillery, Scotland

Tour Guide at Deanston Distillery, Scotland

This morning, I collected guest on arrival at Glasgow International Airport and embarked on a distilleries tour as follows:

  • First to Tullibardine in Blackford, near Gleneagles.This distillery is under French ownership and is in process of a major site expansion programme. Potential output is 3.0m litres p.a.Here guest joined the specialist, Bonded Tour which lasted about 90 minutes and proved to be of high quality.
Tullibardine Single Malt

Tullibardine Single Malt

Deanston Distillery, Scotland

Tullibardine Distillery, Scotland

  • Next to the village of Doune. First, we called in for a brief photo shoot at Doune Castle, famous for Monty Python and the Holy Grail¬†and. more recently, as a set for Outlander.
Doune Castle, Scotland

Doune Castle, Scotland

  • Next to nearby Deanston Distillery which has output of 3.0m litres p.a. and is South African owned. Here a former cotton mill has been converted to a successful whisky distillery most of the output of which goes into the blend Scottish Leader.However, single malts are also produced. At Deanston we joined the standard distillery tour lasting about 1 hour which culminated in tastings. The tour embraced the full process of malting, mashing, fermentation, distillation and maturation. We also availed of a light lunch here.
Whisky tastings at Deanston Distillery, Doune, Scotland

Whisky tastings at Deanston Distillery, Doune, Scotland

Whisky Stills at Deanston Distillery, Scotland

Whisky Stills at Deanston Distillery, Scotland

Mash Tun at Deanston Distillery, Scotland

Mash Tun at Deanston Distillery, Scotland

Tour group at Deanston Distillery, Scotland

Tour group at Deanston Distillery, Scotland

  • Next to Glengoyne, a small but popular distillery with output of 1.1m litres p,a.which is matured in ex-sherry casks. Here guest joined the standard 1 hour tour with tasting. Although a quality tour the experience was tarnished by the huge number of visitors arriving by coach.
Glengoyne Single Malt

Glengoyne Single Malt

Stills at Glengoyne Distillery, Scotland

Stills at Glengoyne Distillery, Scotland

Glengoyne Distillery, Scotland

Glengoyne Distillery, Scotland

  • Our final visit was Auchentoshan Distillery on the outskirts of Glasgow. Here, our late arrival restricted us to tastings with hosts extremely helpful. Auchentoshan is owned by Suntory of Japan and is a sister distillery of Bowmore on Islay.
Auchentoshan Distillery, Scotland

Auchentoshan Distillery, Scotland

Tastings at Auchentoshan Distillery

Tastings at Auchentoshan Distillery

Auchentoshan Single Malts

Auchentoshan Single Malts

Finally, guest was deposited at hotel in central Glasgow at conclusion of a long day.

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