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Whiskey route

We are two couples coming from South America. Visiting London.

Would like to do the Whiskey tour or route. Maybe in 7 days ? What would you suggest? Can we stay somewhere and drive back and forth the different places.. Where would be like a middle point ??

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1. Re: Whiskey route

Firstly a Happy New Year

Are you intending to visit Ireland to taste Whiskey

Or Scotland to try aWee Dram of Scotch Whisky?

Don't bother trekking hundreds of miles from London just to taste good Whisky

Unless of course you would like to see the scenery.

You dont visit the factory when you buy a fridge or a car

Tis the same with whisky.

All the great whiskies can be found and enjoyed in sumptuous surroundings in London

No need for the privations that a trip North would bring

Try these, in no particular order



This as got to be better than a cold day in the Highlands, surely?




If you want to sample English whisky as your post suggests

Then to Norfolk you must go


Stay put , and enjoy

Why travel to find Whisky when it so easily comes to you

It's all around you

Edited: 04 January 2013, 01:06
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2. Re: Whiskey route

Similarly, there's no real need to visit vineyards, but millions of people do. That way, they understand a bit more about where the wine comes from and how its made; and what makes it different from other wines.

So, yes, the poster could have stayed at home and drink whisky from the local supermarket, but maybe they were curious about where their favourite drink comes from.....

For a start, go to the United Kingdom forum, then select the Scotland forum and search for "whisky route", and you shoul dfind some examples of other travellers routes.

Is there any whisky (or style of whisky) in particular you like? Scottish whisky can be classified as Highland, Lowland, Island, and Speyside, which relate to regions. So, if you like a Speyside whisky, head for the Spey region. Hope this helps.

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There is a whisky distillery in Norfolk = it's called St george's whisky,

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4. Re: Whiskey route

Just in case you are confused -

Whiskey is a spirit made in Ireland

Whisky is a spirit made in Scotland

Whisk(e)y isn't made in England (or Wales for that matter) at all except for Hick & Healey in Cornwall, St. George's Distillery in Norfolk, Adnams in Suffolk & Penderyn in the Cynon Valley.

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5. Re: Whiskey route

And if you fancy taking a look at St Georges Distillery in Norfolk, I can recommend a side visit to The Cock Tavern at Cantley. It's a traditional English pub, the food is excellent, but it's wise to book - they're busy every lunch time and evening - you'll stand little chance if you try a 'walk in'. Oh, and the reason for visiting the Cock, other than the food? There are 80 - 100 malts behind the bar, not quite what you'd expect to find in yer average country pub!


Edited: 04 January 2013, 15:29
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6. Re: Whiskey route

There are 3 main Whisky producing areas in Scotland - Islay, Speyside and Lowlands.

There is a route around the Speyside distilleries called the Whisky Trail. Check it out at www.visitscotland.com. It's great fun and you can join it from either Aberdeen or Inverness. Don't forget you'll need a designated driver or why not consider hiring a car and driver for the day.

There are Lowland distilleries near Edinburgh (Glenkinchie) and Glasgow (Glengoyne and Auchentoshan). There are one-day bus tours from Edinburgh that include Glenkinchie or Glengoyne. You'll get a tour of the distillery and a tasting too. Check out www.scottishtours.co.uk for details - they also have a four day tour Islay too.

Happy travelling!!

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