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... SK. Craighellachie B.C. is the site of the last spike.
Dufftown is the single malt capital of Speyside. More distilleries... The Glenlivet, Strathilsa, Belvenie, Glenfiddich, Mortlach and a hundred more. Every town on the Spey River has a distillery. The local pubs all display hundreds of scotches. Everyone has a favorite and they put it on porridge, ...
... my birth, which I find surprising.
Modesty prevents me from adding that factoid to Wikipedia, because as you all
know I'm a fairly modest individual.
Elgin, straddling the River Lossie, serves
as the local main centre of the Moray region. Nowadays its 23,000+ locals are
gainfully employed in a variety of industry sectors with the largest employer
being the RAF base at Lossiemouth. Elgin has a long and storied history having
been created ...
... to the Scot’s use of peat to dry the barley after malting. However, visits to Highland distilleries taught us that the majority of Scottish distillers stopped using peat in the 1960s. In fact, we discovered that the Highland distilleries produce a rather sweet and fruity whiskey with no smoky taste at all - who knew?
Now that I am acquainting myself with the area ...
We checked into Hay Lodge Bed & Breakfast in Nairn (lovely B&B), strolled past The Bandstand and The Toorie, walked about (and played on) Leisure Park, had dinner at the Aurora Hotel, drinks at The Classroom and Havelock House...lovely ...
... English or Scottish breakfast we had been eating every morning.
Next stop: Macallan Estate, the home of our favorite single-malt whisky. We arrived for the 11AM tour and met our tour guide, Angus, an 18-year old with an impressive knowledge of whisky in general and the Macallan process, despite having worked there only a few months. Angus led us through the entire process from growing ...