bespoke Scottish Beer & Whisky Tours
What are these tour all about? easy, it is a tour of Scotland for small groups calling in at Scottish pubs, small breweries and whisky distilleries! It can also be available in a slightly different form for couples and foursomes. You do not have to a complete drinker to come and enjoy these tours, as there are scenic visits and stunning historic sites also included. "Hi Paul Thank You for a very nice tour. We liked it very much. Everything, even the weather was good. Everyone was very pleased. I promise you pictures when Jimmy have them ready. Take care. Arne". Sweden Arne's group came over from Sweden for a whisky tour.
Ola Dubh 30. 8% ABV Barrel-Aged Beer. Ola Dubh 30 by taking Old Engine Oil (amped up to 10.5%) and aging it for up to 6 months in casks that previously held Highland Park’s phenomenal 30 Year Old single malt whisky. http://harviestoun.com
Some of Scotland's wee breweries
Fyne Ales opened during early 2002 and resides on the farm of owners Johnny and Tuggy Delap at the head of Loch Fyne in Argyllshire. After market research yielded positive response in the area, work on the purpose-built facility began with the aim of brewing real ales of the finest quality. www.fyneales.co.uk
The Isle of Skye Brewery was founded in April 1995 by Portree High School teachers Angus MacRuary and Stephen Tinney and production began in December 1995 in the purpose-built facility at the ferry pier in Uig. Tinney sold his share of the operation to MacRuary toward the end of 1996 giving Angus sole proprietorship of the business. Brewing is now overseen by Head Brewer Pam Jones who learned through experience in the brewhouse. www.skyebrewery.co.uk
Roger White and his wife Irene opened the Orkney Brewery in 1988 as a retirement project and to restore brewing tradition in the Orkney Isles. The brewery is housed in a former schoolhouse in Quoyloo on Orkney's mainland. www.orkneybrewery.co.uk
Islay Ales was founded by CAMRA members Paul Hathaway, Paul Capper and Walter Schobert in 2003. Paul Capper moved to Islay in 1993 but only became a full time resident in January 2003 having retired after 27 years with the West Midlands Fire Service. www.islayales.com
Plockton Brewery opened in 2007 as the brewing business interest of Andy Will who is a retired Royal Navy Officer having faithfully served his country for thirty years. Upon retirement, Andy returned to his home and looked to continue to supplement his Retired Pay from the Royal Navy. With the primary (nearly only) "industry" in the area being tourism, what better business to enter into than a brewery? www.theplocktonbrewery.com
The Inveralmond Brewery was established in Perth in 1997 and opened that May. Much like that of Fyfe in Kirkcaldy, Inveralmond was the first brewery in Perth to begin operation in over thirty years. The brewery was founded by head brewer Fergus Clark, who hails from Glasgow, and his wife Ailish, a native of Perth.
Many others including the famous Brewdog.
Images; centre left, Paul on the coach handing out the real ales, centre right, is that a contented face!, left below; Eden Brewery, below right; Siobhan Eden Brewery
Eden Brewery at St Andrews, a really good micro brewery, superb tours and superb ales, we know, done both! www.edenbrewerystandrews.com The staff are experts, the beers are tasty, all of them!