Category Archives: Schotland

In het land van whisky, lochs & landscapes

Rachel MacNeill. The woman behind Islay Whisky Academy. Part 1

Islay Whisky Academy Me @BruichladdichIn the middle of a huge undertaking by the Fèis Ìle Committee to take the complete Islay Festival 2020 online I asked Rachel MacNeill for an interview. Awkward timing ? “Oh, no. Go ahead”.  Continue reading Rachel MacNeill. The woman behind Islay Whisky Academy. Part 1

2019 bad ass gems


Images: Marc Levens and Fred Blans

Many travel blogs describe this area as full of ‘snaking single track roads with hairpin bends and miles and miles of nothing’. But in the heart of this seemingly unappealing region lies the former ‘Whisky capital of the World’, Campbeltown. Make no mistake. There is ample room for doubt when it comes to the quality of the slew of 2019 whiskies from the Kintyre Peninsula. Continue reading 2019 bad ass gems

Andy ‘Fyne Malts’ Burns

Fyne Malts of Inveraray
1 Main Street, Inveraray

Andy Burns has been selling whisky for 23 years. He grew up in Kirkconnel in the South West of Scotland, Rabbie Burns country so to speak.‘No family relations there, although Robert did put it about a lot. I started my working life down the coal mine, followed by a variety of jobs. Then me and Carol moved to Inveraray in 1997’. Continue reading Andy ‘Fyne Malts’ Burns