Three days later I started on a road show for William Grant & Sons Ltd. I was looking forward to this as it took me to some distilleries that I'd not been to yet. We started at the distillery in Girvan, went to the distribution center in Glasgow and finished in the Glenfiddich distillery in Dufftown. I actually stayed overnight in one of the Glenfiddich distillery cottages. It was great to wake up in the morning surrounded by beautiful scenery and smell the whisky in the air. The first two pictures are from Girvan, the next two are from Glasgow and the final pictures below are from the Genfiddich Distillery.
As well as a family get together on her birthday we celebrated this big event by going away together for the weekend, (yes we actually went somewhere together !). Our children stayed with my mum and we headed to Inverness and a great 4 star hotel called "The Kingsmill". On the way up the A9 we stopped at Moulin and had lunch at the Moulin Hotel. We tried to visit the brewery, but it was shut. In Inverness we went to "Hootanany", which is a fantastic pub in the center of town. They have a lot of Black Isle Brewer beers on tap, (you must try the Black Isle Organic Porter, its one of the best beers I've had this year !), they also have lots of live traditional music and we danced the evening away. We ate at "The Mustard Seed", which is a bit more expensive but the food and ambiance is worth it.
On the way back home we went to Culloden, as it was the anniversary of the famous battle. (16th April 1746)