quote:Originally posted by MoselleLuxemburg:quote:Originally posted by aphilla:quote:Originally posted by Vino Bevo:quote:Originally posted by aphilla:
Had a flight of single malts tonight, all >15 years: balvenie, dalwinnie, highland park, and lagavulin.
Add Glenrothes and Aberfeldy to that list and you've got all my favorites - nicely done!
We have a team retreat in Scotland in August. One of our activities will be to learn the differences between the various SM regions. I'm doing some homework in advance.
That sounds fantastic, dont miss out visiting some distilleries.
If you are seeking a special experience, i recommend a stay in the Cragellachie Hotel with it's famous Whisky Bar (and a vey very good Restaurant too). Have a walk outside at night and you'll see MacAllan up the hill.
Some real nice distillery visits are: Oban (look for a stay in the Oban Manor House Hotel with it's memorable Restsurant) , Highland Park, Aberfeldy, Cardhu. (i've not visited islay yet)
If you want to see some kind of magical place, visit Orkney Islands (home of Highland Park and Scapa) and the isle of skye (home of Talisker), look out for the Flodigarry Country House Hotel on the north-eastern edge of the isle of skye.
I've been to Scotland on vacation and it's probably the only place I'd choose to return to in the UK for a vacation. And I've been to Edinburgh for work. We visited Skye on vacation and I think if I went back I'd prolly try to stay there. It's pretty special, isn't it?
This trip will be "work." We're staying in Cairngorm. I imagine we'll do some distillery visits while there. And certainly some comparative tastings will happen. My colleague who lives in Edinburgh will line up some nice stuff I'm sure.