I’ll skip over days nine and ten as they were spent relaxing around the hotel, see a few sites, getting messages and sleeping in.

The whisky trip as a whole was a success in the achieved goal of visiting numerous Scottish distillates, having a relaxing vacation, and seeing the lush countryside. We did bring a few bottles back home, but mostly the trip was all about sampling on the visit.

 

small whisky bottles

In case you are wondering what we tasted:

Day 1

  • Glengoyne 15 year
  • Glenkinchie 12 year
  • Smokehead Extra Rare

Day 2

  • Bowmore 12 year
  • Kilchoman Machir Bay
  • Lagavulin
  • 8 year
  • 200th Anniversary Limited Edition

Day 3

  • Bruichladdich The Laddy 8
  • Islay Barley 2009
  • Bowmore
  • 12 year
  • 15 year
  • Lagavulin
  • 8yr old,
  • 200th anniversary edition,
  • Jazz Festival 2016 special

Day 4

  • Oban Little Bay and Distillers’ Edition
  • Glenfiddich 12 year
  • Jura – Superstition
  • Singleton

Day 5

  • Dallas Dhu – Roderick DHN

Day 6

  • Strathisla 12 year
  • Undefined 12 year  Grain Whiskey
  • Chivas Regal
  • 12 year
  • 18 year
  • Glenfarclas
  • 10 year
  • 15 year
  • 2002 Distillery Exclusive
  • Cardhu 12
  • Cragganmore Distillery Only
  • Glenlivet Founders Reserve

Day 7

  • Glenfiddich IPA Experiment
  • The Balvenie Doublewood 12 year
  • Benromach 10 year
  • The Stags Breath Whiskey Liquor
  • Tomintoul 16 year
  • Old Ballantruan 10 year
  • Murray McDavid Mystery Malt
  • BenRiach 17 year
  • GlenDronach 2 year

Day 8

  • Dalwhinnie
  • 15 year
  • Distillers Edition,
  • 25yr old ( this was the most expensive whiskey we sampled this trip at 325.00 per bottle)
  • 1998 Single Cast

Day 9

  • Big Peat – a small batch blend
  • BenRiach – peated quarter cask

Day 10

  • Auchentoshan Springwood