Tag Archives: Scotland

Wanderings – Dunstaffnage Castle

My wife and I blundered upon this lovely little castle pretty much by chance. This was our longest driving day of our trip, and we had to make a long haul and on time – from Fort William, just south of … Continue reading

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Wanderings – Loch Ness

If traveling round Scotland with an eye to visit its castles and distilleries, you will face at one point the stretch from Inverness to Fort William, about two hour’s drive on the (two-lane) A82 with no traffic – but expect … Continue reading

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Wanderings–Craigievar Castle

Craigievar Castle is hard to find, but a gem. Only about 15 miles west of Aberddon, it is located in idyllic countryside. This country in high summer exactly matched the ideal I developed as a child reading Kenneth Grahame and … Continue reading

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This is not a travel blog by intent but there are a few interesting spots I thought worth sharing on the Scottish whisky trail. The day after the Aberlour tour, my wife an I left the Speyside region. We had … Continue reading

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Whisky and Words: Island Malts

The blog has covered a number of blends, and also eleven unpeated, mostly sherry-finished single-malts (see sidebar for the list and links). They all share similar influences in their flavoring. It’s the water, and a lot more Some of those … Continue reading

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