The Gordon and Richmond Hotels
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... foreground to the mountain views. A special treat coming down was to sight a mountain hare with its winter white coat ready for snow. In spring it returns to grey. Bitterly cold up there but snug in the train coming home- in the dark by 4:30. Great ...
We are staying in Dufftown, Banffshire. The town is between Mortlach and Craighellachie.
There is certainly a Canadian connection. Sir Mount Stephen was born here. He was one of the Scots who funded the CPR giving names to towns across Canada. They were either homesick Scots or didin't have any imagination! ....Interesting facts, Mortlach here is twinned ...
... embraced yet another of Rick’s pleasures.
Back at our Cottage we plan out our next few days. First on our agenda is a 2-hour ride on a steam train. Having only three stops en-route, each of the three stations is cuter than the last with gingerbread fascia boards and flowering hanging pots and standing boxes. The engineers and the ...
... to big vats for the washing (3 times) which is actually taking the sugar out of the barley. So the water with the sugars is transferred into a vat to ferment the sugars into alcohol which can take any where from 48 to 80 hours. It is then transferred into the brass stills, heated and the vapour then being drained off, gets transferred into oak barrels for maturation. They do not bottle any of their whiskey for at least 10 years after sitting in ...
... up the A939 which is commonly known as the "Old Military Road". This road twists and winds all the way up and over the hills as far as Grantown-on-Spey and is just magical for riding motorcycles on.
The first section of this road runs alongside the river Gairn for the first few miles and then heads over a wonderful old stone bridge and starts the long steep climb to “The Lecht” which is a massive ski resort.
As the road ...