Scotland whisky tour

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  1. TheWM

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    Hi folks - I'm planning a week with my mate in the MH in the first week of December. Has anyone done this in their MH?

    I thought it would be easy enough to stay overnight in distillery car parks, but lots are saying no - which given we want to have a few drams when we get there is a bit of a pain.

    Dalwhinnie have said that there is a lay by near them which many people use. I'm happy to use a camp site that has hard standing as long as it's fairly centrally located and taxis actually do operate (or even buses - do they have regular services in Scotland?).

    In the main - we'll be in and around Speyside but as we're traveling up from London diverting won't be a problem for the right distillery. I think we won't hit Islay as my mate doesn't do peat.

    Any thoughts or ideas?
     
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    Britstops? Not sure if there are any in the locations you want, as I am not near my guide at the moment. Will look tomorrow.
     
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    The CC site at Grantown on Spey is open all year and open to non-members. Has some hard standing pitches. There are a few Britstops (3+) in the area so it might be worth you buying the book.
     
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    The Macallan distillery is worth a visit and we stayed at the nearby Speyside CCC site.
    I adopted a different approach to the sampling process - I had a sip but gave most of my dram to my wife ... and bought a bottle so that I got the chance to enjoy it later ;-)
     
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    Have done Talisker - but it's a good one and my first ever distillery.

    Yes. I think I should. Is the 2016 edition out yet?

    Lol. I wish my missus would appreciate it. She won't appreciate the amount of bottles I'll probably bring back..!!!
     
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    One not to miss is Edradour Distillery and it's in a beautiful setting.
    Pitlochry
    Perthshire
    Scotland
    PH16 5JP
     
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    pity we couldn't start a whiskey tour convey think my Bill would be up for it but i don't drive the van so he wouldn't be able to have a tipple or two :( such a shame they wont let anyone stop over as anyone ever asked ?
     
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    Not until Feb/Mar next year from their website.
     
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    That's a good shout. What's the whisky like. It always been on my list but not got round to it.
     
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    Most are hiding behind some kind of HMRC rule? Balvenie & Glenfiddich (who are next door) have no qualms though. Just seems odd.
     
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    Don't forget the English Whisky Company in Norfolk on your way up or down.
     
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    I did it last year. Great place and fantastic whisky. Chapter 13 was my bottle of 2014.
     
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    The best of this is you can stay on the car park right in the centre of Pitlochery there are dedicated bays and cost very little for over night, it's next to the library. Bells Distillery is also near.
     
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    Oban is a very acquired taste, but if you like a peaty single malt, worth a visit. The village is very picturesque, and there is a ferry over to Tobermory which was very cheap when we went there! :D

    Now I am older, my favourite dram is Isle of Jura, especially the superstition! :D
     
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    Now I am older I steer clear of Jura! I used to like it but realized that it was easy to get from the supermarket hence I grew accustomed to it.

    Went to Oban a while back, I don't mind the 14 to be honest, but if I headed that way I'd stop off at Loch Fyne Whiskies and spend all day there (or until they kicked me out..!) brilliant whisky shop with some incredible numbers. In fact they make (blend) their own and have a 'living cask' which you can contribute to!
     
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    Now there's one I have not tried, but the word 'blend' when applied to a Whisky, makes me shudder and think of Jack Daniels :D
    From various posts I have observed, I notice that I am not alone in liking the odd dram of Whisky, perhaps there's some mileage in an organised Whisky rally? :D
     
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    Definitely a thread to watch!
     
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    Indeed, and hello to a fellow Farnhamite! :D (That is a word, I just invented it :D )
     
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    Hello, Wrecclesham actually. the plural being Farnhamians.
     
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