Glenfiddich sponsored the Autumn Speyside Festival openingparty with a few bottles of Monkey Shoulder and the standard stuff. (Bruce had been recruited into handing it out)
Curiously, my popularity with the locals and the festival goers skyrocketed when I was doing that. Inexplicable.
BruceCrichton wrote:There are plans, according to a good source, that there will be a limited edition bottling of Kininvie which will be 16 years old and very expensive.
I heard this when I was touring Balvenie, Kininvie and Glenfiddich, among others.
Makes sense...but they didn't tell me that! Then again, I didn't really ask.
Um, to answer your question, no, actually I don't even know what the seven stills tour is. If you will be so kind as to clue me in, perhaps I will undertake it next year.
It's an event on the speyside whisky festival which is booked up several festivals in advance.
You tour all the working distilleries in Dufftown plus a couple of shut ones which are still available to bottlers.
http://www.dufftown.co.uk for details.
"Rome was build on seven hills, Dufftown stands on seven stills".
In Dufftown there are nine distilleries actually but they are not all working now. If I did not lose count there are 6 distilleries working in Dufftown at the moment.
Historically in alphabetical order Balvenie, Convalmore (c) Dufftown, Glendullan, Glenfiddich, Mortlach and Parkmore (c). 1974 Arthur Bell&Sons added Pittyvaich (c), demolished in 2002 and William Grant&Sons added Kininvie in the late 1980s. Together with Allt à Bhainne only a few miles out of town that would make nine. Of Pittyvaich, the tenth there is only a plain barren clearing in a little valley left.
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