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Issue 76 - Join the debate

Whisky Magazine Issue 76
November 2008

 

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Join the debate

Star letter - In the footsteps Thank you for Rob Allanson's editorial in the December 2008 issue. It's amazing how the description of a familiar place can cut across years and thousands of miles.

My wife and I married on 3rd Dec 2005 and honeymooned in Scotland, where she has cousins. We started and ended in Edinburgh but travelled the country with a rented Renault Megane Scenic and an approximate itinerary of “castles and distilleries,” spending no more than a single night anywhere but Dufftown.

On our first full day, we toured Edradour and visited Dalwhinnie before managing to find a B&B whose owner was surprised but welcoming to holiday-season travellers. We toured Glenfiddich with three Swedish pilots the following morning, sobered up a bit, and then took a de facto private tour of the Macallan in the afternoon. For dinner, we headed to the Craigellachie Hotel but illness closed the restaurant to non-guests. Our options seemed to be few.

As Rob recently did, we crossed the street and met Tatsuya at the Highlander.

It was a cold, dark night and we were strangers, but we remember the warmth of that unlikely place and its staff.

Thank you for bringing that back.

Brendan Hickey Secane,Pennsylvania,USA More journeys My malt journey began in 1995 when, just before Christmas, a colleague at work produced a bottle of Glenfiddich and we all tried a glass. I was so taken with the taste that I bought a half bottle on the way home. My next purchase was a 25 Years Old Glenfa...

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