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Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival 2016

Held annually during the first long weekend in May, the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival invites visitors to celebrate Scotland’s national drink through an inventive and wide-ranging programme of whisky-inspired events – some educational, all of them fun. Since its inception in 1999, the Festival has developed close links with many Speyside businesses and communities […]

Touring Benromach Distillery
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Touring Benromach Distillery

As March has been all about breweries and distilleries in Scotland’s Year of Food and Drink, I set off to find out more about the distillery that is nestled into the edge of my home town – Benromach Distillery. My appreciation of whisky has been rather like the maturation process of a single malt itself – it has […]

5 Places to Enjoy Afternoon Tea
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5 Places to Enjoy Afternoon Tea

Tea for two and two for… afternoon tea?  I admit it, this is a specialist subject of mine – I love nothing more than afternoon tea (except perhaps champagne afternoon tea).  If you’re looking or somewhere to enjoy a relaxed catch up with friends or celebrate a special occasion, here are some of my recommendations for […]

5 Farm Shops in Greater Speyside
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5 Farm Shops in Greater Speyside

There’s a great deal to get your teeth into in the Greater Speyside area, from beautiful coastal, river, mountain and forest views to the famous Malt Whisky Trail.  Whether you want to try local specialities like Cullen Skink, tour a distillery or brewery, or taste mouthwatering seafood fresh from the sea, there is wonderful food and drink on […]

Luxury Dining at Boath House
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Luxury Dining at Boath House

Boath House is somewhere I go to celebrate special occasions and treat myself to a little bit of luxury.   Over the years I have enjoyed afternoon tea there with friends, relaxed with a spa treatment (or two!) with my mother and sister, and celebrated Valentine’s and anniversaries in the Michelin star restaurant.  I was also lucky enough to spend three […]