Bullie wrote:Just this summer I visited five distilleries and one central malting facility, during a six day long course, were we worked actively on one distillery, and got advanced tours with the distillerymanagers on the others.
After working at one of the most oldfashioned distilleries in Scotland for some days, malting, filling casks, learning to vat, see and try to work a spiritsafe, getting an active insight in the distillingprocess etc etc, I've got an even greater respect for the employees of the trade than before.
Next month I will do just about the same on another distillery for three and a half day.
corbuso wrote:Hi Bullie,
So you have enjoyed your stay in the West Coast at B..? Does it worth the money? Was it well organized?
Bullie wrote:Of to the promised land once more this year. Just 15 days to wait now. I'll tell you more about it, when I get back home. (If i get back... )
I'm going to be in Edinburgh for Hogmanay:D , and I'm pondering trying to make it out to Tullibardine, unless there's something a little bit closer...?
vitara7 wrote:ive been to nearly all thats been open to the public, with the exception of HP, bladnoch, tobermory talisker and Old pultney and a couple of others i think.
and ive been to a good few that arent open to the public.
i want to have been to every working distillery in scotland eventually
Bullie wrote:So I thought you'd like to see some pics (the official ones) from my last trip to the promised land. I spent four days as a guineapig with the staff of Glengoyne and a superhero tourguide at an upcoming event at the distillery.
In a week and a half, I'll go to the speyside area for another distillery visit...
Here's a link to the picturesite - The Honorary Stillman Experience:
P.S The bold laddie with a beard (and a green kilt sometimes) is me... [/code]
Wendy wrote:Hi Bullie,
Thanks for sharing your pictures. From other comments that you have made, I assume that this trip to Glengoyne is still part of the course that you have been taking. Is that correct? Or is "The Honorary Stillman Experience" something completely unrelated? I especially enjoyed the pictures of the Cooperage. Great shots.
I appreciate the explanation. Your recent distillery trip sounds like an overall great experience to be part of a new pilot-project at Glengoyne and to be invited on an exclusive tour of the cooperage. Perhaps you could share in another thread some of the things you learnt at the cooperage...or maybe it is too top secret for the moment.
dram_time wrote:I went to Glen Albyn in between Xmas and new year, I came away with 10 litres of apple white paint.... And they call it progress.