Science, education, whiskey...let's throw in travel. Here's our list of "thank y'all"s for great hospitality. Take it as a recommendation from us if your boots get to walking.
Where is our home-away-from-home in Speyside?
It's the Garth Hotel in Grantown-on-Spey. With a great staff, affordable rooms, Spud the bagpiper who can play "The Yellow Rose of Texas" and delicious haggis, this is Eric's go-to hotel.
Who gives the best whiskey tours?
Well, any day at a distillery is a great day in our opinion. Of the longer tours that Eric has taken, Laphroig's "Water to Whiskey Experience" is about the best 4.5 h you can spend. The Glenfiddich's "Pioneer's tour" is stiff competition. It is another top half-day experience. Their "Solera tour" is also terrific.
What must-do is often forgotten on whiskey tours?
Easy. A cooperage. Whether it is Speyside Cooperage in Dufftown, Scotland or Independent Stave in Lebanon, Kentucky, make sure that there is a cooperage on your list of places to visit.