Speyside, Scotland, is home to the Malt Whisky Trail and is a beautiful, picturesque travel destination for all whisky lovers. Bruce and Wendy recently had the opportunity to visit this scenic part of the world and took in the adventure of traveling the Whisky Trail. Upon arrival at the Glasgow airport they rented a car and headed out to Grantown on Spey, where they settled into a cozy Bed and Breakfast that served as their base for their daily trips out to the various distilleries along the Trail. They found staying at a B and B the perfect way to enrich their visit as they were able to meet and exchange ideas and experiences with the other guests at the inn.

There are various ways one can tour the trail; bus tours, walking tours and self driving tour are the most popular. Bruce and Wendy opted for the self driving tour as this allowed them the flexibility to stop and take in some of the scenic countryside at their leisure. Speyside is a beautiful part of the highlands and home to many perfect hiking and fishing areas.

Aside from enjoying the amazing countryside and experiencing tastings at some of the finest whisky distilleries in the world, a couple of other highlights stood out to Bruce and Wendy. One day they took in Speyside cooperage and found the experience of learning how the various flavours of whisky are produced using different barrelling techniques fascinating. Another day they spent touring Balmoral Castle, and enjoyed learning the history of the castle and seeing the collection of trees from North America the Queen’s father had planted all around the castle property.

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