My Dad is a woodworker, so we thought he would like to visit the Speyside Cooperage. The bad news was that they do not make barrels there, only repair them. It was interesting, but not what we had hoped for. The good news was that they make their barrels in Kentucky, a little closer to home.
Speyside being Scotland's largest whisky region, we had to to visit a distillery and, of course, their were several options. I checked a map for the closest one to the cooperage and it was Macallan! My personal favorite and by coincidence, one of my brothers-in-law happens to work there. We got a taste, a short VIP tour, and a significant discount on three bottles of whisky. Score!
On our way home we took the scenic route through the highlands.
|En route to Speyside|
|In the VIP conference room|
|An odd VIP room|