Discovering Oban Distillery, Scotland's Old Gem
The Oban Distillery is one of the oldest surviving distilleries in Scotland. Nestled between the rocky hills of the coastal Oban lies a slice of paradise for whisky lovers. The distillery is one of the smallest of its kind to produce single malt Scotch whisky by using “worm tubs”, a traditional method of crafting Highland malt.
If you want a taste of unique Oban whisky straight from the cask made of sherry and white oak, head straight to Scotland, and witness the distillery’s whisky making process. The distillery offers an interesting tour for whisky lovers. The visitors get to explore the warehouses and taste whisky in the Distillery Manager’s office.They also provide tailor made tours that are available on request and come with well-informed guides. The tour welcomes you with a sample of fine Oban Malt paired with food and ends with the distribution of souvenirs to its visitors. The tour is available throughout the year and it is recommended to book them in advance.
The quaint and idyllic Oban has many tourist attractions in the surrounding areas. You can spend your day by exploring Kerrera, the closest island to Oban or wander through the beautiful gardens, beaches and the ruins of Gylen Castle. Oban is also a great place for seafood lovers, it is, after all, Scotland’s Seafood Capital.
Kasauli Distillery: A Stroll through Nostalgia
Located in a picturesque cantonment town in the Solan District of Himachal Pradesh, Kasauli Distillery is one of the highest distilleries in the world. It lies at an elevation of over 6000 feet. It was set up in the late 1820s by Edward Abraham Dyer who brought along with him the distilling and brewing equipment from Scotland and England. He chose this location for the distillery, for the availability of fine spring water and climate. The first image which Kasauli brings to our minds is a small town which boasts of cleanliness and peace.Read More
The Whisky Show London
As you sail down the river from London Bridge, past St. Magnus House and Northern & Shell Building, you’ll come across a relatively quiet stretch of water overlooked by an old-fangled Victorian building named the Old Billingsgate. Built in 1875, the structure originally served as the main fish depot for the metropolis where fishing boats and ‘smacks’ from the North Sea would sail up the Thames with their fresh catch.Read More
Unearthing George Washington's Distillery
Who could have imagined that the Father of the Nation of the United States would set his mind on whisky making after retiring from his presidency in 1797? Yet, that is exactly what George Washington did. Shortly after stepping down from his stately duties, he was looking forward to the peacefulness of a sedentary pastoral life which had so far eluded him. Mount Vernon was his sanctuary of choice, and when plantation owner James Anderson met George Washington, he proposed they utilize the watermills, and state-of-art gristmill of Vernon for whisky production.Read More