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Royal Mile, Edinburgh

Royal Mile, Edinburgh, Scotland

Today, our tour was focused on a walking tour of Edinburgh, predominantly the Royal Mile. We were fortunate to benefit from sunshine and moderately warm weather for all of the day.
We commenced with the famous castle, which is built on a volcanic plug and with recorded history dating back to the 11th century. We saw the Argyll Battery (cannons), panoramic view over Princes Street to Firth of Forth, One o’clock gun, St Margaret’s Chapel (12th century), Mons Meg Cannon, Crown Square wherein are the crown jewels of Scotland and Stone of Scone, Scottish National War Memorial and former prison.

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Glenkinchie Single Malt

Glenkinchie Single Malt, Scotland

This evening, my focus is on Glenkinchie Distillery which is located in Pencaitland, south of Edinburgh.

Glenkinchie has been operating from at least 1825 and is now part of the Diageo international drinks group.. The name is a corruption of  ‘de Quincy’ which was the name of the local landowners in the 14th century. 

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Auchentoshan Distillery, Glasgow

Auchentoshan Distillery, Glasgow, Scotland

This evening, my focus is on Auchentoshan, Glasgow’s only whisky distillery. This distillery has a long pedigree but its legal existence commenced 1823. It is one of Scotland’s small band of Lowland distilleries and as such triple distills the spirit-as opposed to the double distillation in the other whisky areas of Scotland. Result is a light, elegant whisky.

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