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  1. Calli
    May 21, 2014

    We meant to do some Scotch sampling while in Scotland earlier this year but never seemed to get around it to. Looks like another good reason to return. As for the Irn-Bru, I couldn’t stomach that stuff, although I can see Tigger loving it. I’m starting to think that Sergianas in Brasov may be the only thing our palettes have in common 😉

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    • Talon Windwalker
      May 23, 2014

      I don’t care for it either. The only way I’d be able to drink it is if it is watered down. Good ‘ol Sergiana’s.

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  2. Stephen
    May 21, 2014

    I did a similar Bourbon thing in Kentucky, and would love to check this out too. I think I could reasonably make a case for a ‘Delicious Liquids’ tour of the UK one of these days.

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    • Talon Windwalker
      May 23, 2014

      Most definitely! And not just whiskies.

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  3. Tim
    May 20, 2014

    Becoming a snob is one of the side effects when you take one of these tours but at least you now know what you are talking about. Same thing happens to me when I do these tours but it eventually wears off 🙂

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    • Talon Windwalker
      May 23, 2014

      I doubt my whisky one will wear off. I had a Speyside on the train one time, and it was just disgusting. Way too smoky. Not as picky about bourbon, though. 😀

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  4. Nick
    May 20, 2014

    I thought my local place with 200-300 bottles was impressive but 3000 is insane. I would love to polish up my Scotch tasting skills too sounds like a good tour

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    • Talon Windwalker
      May 23, 2014

      It was pretty amazing. Over 3400 different bottles! Just crazy.

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  5. Adam @ Round the World we go
    May 20, 2014

    I’ve yet to visit Scotland. Maybe I’ll make a long weekend break of it this summer.. I think the tour may be on the cards though 😉

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    • Talon Windwalker
      May 20, 2014

      It’s an absolutely beautiful country, and the people are great. Definitely a worthwhile place to visit.

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  6. Gina – Our Global Adventure
    May 20, 2014

    I’m loving all of your posts about Scotland lately, it’s such a beautiful country which holds many wonderful memories for us, thank you for making them come alive again 🙂 We particularly loved the Isle of Skye, if you get the chance, head up there. We’ve always dreamed of living on Skye with our children one day… ahhh one day can’t come soon enough, maybe we shall get that wish, but right now we’re loving living vicariously through you two. Thanks! Keep up the great work xx

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    • Talon Windwalker
      May 20, 2014

      So glad it’s bringing back so many great memories for you. It’s an absolutely beautiful country. We won’t be making it to Skye this round. We had planned on it, but we’ve been moving around so fast we were just too wore out and needed some nontravel days.

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  7. santafetraveler
    May 20, 2014

    Our son majored in single-malt in Glasgow with a few stops in Edinburgh his senior year in college- but he skipped the barrel ride and went right to the pub.

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    • Talon Windwalker
      May 20, 2014

      Well, that option is always available, too. lol

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  8. Charlie
    May 19, 2014

    Sounds like a quirky, delicious experience! Not sure that barrel ride sounds too great though…

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    • Talon Windwalker
      May 20, 2014

      Yeah, I would’ve been fine without the barrel ride. The information was nice, but the presentation was kind of ridiculous. Way too corny for my tastes.

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  9. Alouise
    May 19, 2014

    I think I’ve had scotch once in my life, but I didn’t like it (to be fair I think it was a pretty cheap scotch). Seems like Scotland and this tour would be the perfect place to try scotch again and maybe find one I like.

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    • Talon Windwalker
      May 20, 2014

      Scotch is definitely one of those drinks where having a good one really changes the experience. Also, the maturation can make a big difference. My first taste of Scotch was a nice, 15-year-old one so I had a good introduction.

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  10. Peg
    May 19, 2014

    I did this tour with my daughter on her 19th birthday and we thought it was great. We’re both suckers for corny rides, and knew nothing about how whisky was made or how to taste it. I’m so glad we did it!

    We carefully packed our two (quite delicate) souvenir glasses in our backpacks and I’m happy to say that they made it via train, bus, ferry, metro and plane from Edinburgh to Shetland (for Up Helly Aa) to Newcastle and now all the way down to Jundiai, Brazil where Brian uses them for his nightcaps.

    Great memories!

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    • Talon Windwalker
      May 20, 2014

      It’s one of the few souvenirs I’ll be packing around, too. It’s really a nice glass. Fun you got to do it with your daughter. Tigger had an unofficial tasting. I think he prefers the Irn-Bru. lol

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  11. Tom Bartel
    May 19, 2014

    We once stayed at a hotel in Scotland that had every Scotch single malt, in alphabetical order, on the shelves behind the bar. We made it to the Ms, but we were only there for three days.

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    • Adam @ Round the World we go
      May 20, 2014

      Up to M is still pretty impressive, shame you didn’t stay a week and done the full Alphabet!

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    • Talon Windwalker
      May 20, 2014

      Nice you made it that far through. Not a cheap endeavor. 😉

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