Single Malt Whisky Tour arTm & friends 2005

On our twelve-day 2005 whisky trail (July 28 - Aug 8) through Scotland we saw and photographed more than 40 distilleries, we enjoyed the warm welcome in the visitor centre or shop in 22 distilleries, and participated 9 guided tours and even more tastings.
Just as each single malt is unique and has its own quality, its own nose and taste, each distillery has its own character and specialities. Even the nineth guided tour was still full of surprises and some new information (and a good amount of Scottish humour).
I could have spent months in investigating the Scottish distillery scene, but unfortunately our time schedule was quite narrow. Nevertheless we tried our best to get the most out of it while still enjoying the calm, spiritful, meditative, enlightening places in the Highlands, in Speyside, and on the isle of Islay.

No. Name Icon Region Tasting & Shopping Guided Tour
1 Aberlour Speyside Visitor Centre offered - we did not participate
2 Ardbeg Islay Visitor Centre offered - we did not participate
3 Auchroisk Speyside no (?) no
4 Aultmore Speyside no no
5 Ben Nevis Western Highlands yes yes
6 Benriach Speyside no no
7 Benromach Speyside yes yes
8 Bowmore Islay yes yes
9 Bruichladdich Islay yes yes
10 Cardhu Speyside yes yes
11 Clynelish (Brora) Northern Highlands ? ?
12 Craigellachie Speyside no no
13 Dallas Dhu Speyside yes audio guide
14 Dalmore Northern Highlands yes *YES*
15 Dalwhinnie Highlands yes yes
16 Glen Garioch Highlands yes unknown
17 Glen Grant Speyside yes yes
18 Glen Moray Speyside yes yes/alternatively tasting only *****
19 Glen Ord Northern Highlands yes yes
20 Glen Scotia Campbeltown no no
21 Glenburgie Speyside no no
22 Glendronach Highlands no no
23 Glenfarclas Speyside yes yes
24 Glenfiddich Speyside yes yes - this is a must
25 Glenglassaugh Highlands no no
26 Glengoyne Highlands yes yes
27 Glenmorangie Northern Highlands yes yes
28 Kilchoman (farm distillery) Islay yes no
29 Lagavulin Islay yes yes
30 Laphroig Islay yes yes
31 Linkwood Speyside no no
32 Longmorn Speyside no no
33 Macallan Speyside yes yes
34 MacDuff / Glen Deveron Speyside (yes) no
35 Mortlach Speyside no no
36 Oban Western Highlands yes yes
37 Port Ellen Islay no no
38 Royal Brackla Highlands no no
39 Springbank / Longrow Campbeltown no no
40 Strathisla Speyside yes yes
41 Tomatin Highlands yes yes
42 unknown 1 (Speyburn) Speyside
43 unknown 2 Speyside
-- Gordon&MacPhail Speyside yes no

2005 whisky tour description in German to be found here.


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