It’s So Good To Be Back….

I’m absolutely delighted to have finally made our Guided Speyside Distilleries Experience happen!

Due to covid, the last couple of years has been a test to say the least for Distilled Events, indeed if it wasn’t for one of my best whisky customers, Sean Ruffell of Organic North Wholesalers, suggesting that we launch Moorland Veg box my tasting and tours company would not exist.

Without the very, very hard work done by Leonie Wood, especially when she’s a pair of hands down when I’m gallivanting north of the border I wouldn’t have been able to achieve any of this, so thanks to Leonie for everything she does that allows me the time to do what I do.

Our group of ten guests from the UK, US and Norway had an amazing time in Speyside and the Highlands. We put together an itinerary of 15 distillery visits including tours and tastings at no less than 12 distilleries. Guests enjoyed beautiful meals at Burgie House and enjoyed coach travel supplied by Mayne’s Coaches, our driver Alfie ensuring our guests were looked after and arrived on time at each distillery experience.

I’d like to thank Bob Krizek for asking me to arrange this trip nearly 3 years ago, after 2 postponements due to covid and after having to find new accommodation at the last minute after a major fire at the house we had originally booked, I’m so glad we finally delivered the experience for Bob and his guests.

We had tastings and tours at:

Benriach Distillery

Glen Garioch Distillery

Blair Athol Distillery

Aberfeldy Distillery

Glendronach Distillery

Glenfarclas Distillery

Glenallachie Distillery

Balvenie Distillery

Wolfburn Distillery

Pulteney Distillery

Benromach Distillery

Glenmorangie Distillery (thanks Eddie Them for giving us such a great afternoon!).

We put together a team of helpers and suppliers that made for a magical trip for our guests. Thanks goes to Alfie and Mayne’s Coaches of Buckie for the fantastic coach service, to Maeve & Fiona from the Annoying Little Jobs Company for your housekeeping service, to the team at Burgie House for letting us stay in your fantastic, cosy, (but incredibly large!) property, to the incredible Anne Barns-Graham for the lovely food, laughs and wine drinking solidarity and to Justina Dailydytė of My Scottish Diary who helped to deliver what was a totally magical experience for our guests, capturing some wonderful pics for us all to treasure, and joining in with the wine solidarity (I can’t thank you enough for all your help Justina and it was great that you were able to join us).

Between us we absolutely smashed it and my heartfelt thanks goes to you all for making it such a memorable experience, for helping me to get Distilled Events back on it’s feet again and for helping me be….well…me again.

We’ve already arranged the dates for our next Guided Speyside Distilleries Experience. This will be a 7 night experience commencing Monday 3rd April 2023 at Burgie House, Forres. If you would like to join us please contact me on 07875 405 980 or send an email via the contact page.

Our Guided Distillery Experiences include your accommodation, all meals prepared by our chef, a full itinerary of distillery tours and tastings, transport to and from all distillery experiences, and myself as your host throughout.

You would be welcome to join us in Scotland!