Speyside, Scotland: The Heart of Whisky Country – Rick Steves’ Europe Travel Guide – Travel Bite



Watch the full episode: https://youtu.be/8PtXOw7mnjQ Of the hundred or so whisky distilleries in Scotland, about half lie near the valley of the River Spey …

33 thoughts on “Speyside, Scotland: The Heart of Whisky Country – Rick Steves’ Europe Travel Guide – Travel Bite

  1. marcel de echte nederlander says:

    i've been at the glen moray destillery, and the famous grouse experience. drunk some whiskey straight out of the potstill. glen moray was the first quality whiskey i tasted. still one of my favourites. glen moray 16 yo. its one of a kind. mark my words its one of a kind.

  2. Thats Me says:

    Rick,

    a very nice introduction to the Speyside, well done. When you were discussing the recycled bourbon casks, you might have added that thanks to lobbying by the American Coopers Union after the end of prohibition, only whiskey produced in Bourbon County USA using new oak casks can be called Bourbon Whiskey. This means that a huge quantity of once used American oak casks become available every year, after the Bourbon is bottled, and many of those casks are shipped to Scotland (either in one piece, or disassembled in order to reduce shipping space) for use for aging Scotch Whisky. and a few even make it down under for aging spirits as well as wine!

    Andrew in Oz

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