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4500 kilometers through Scotland

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The trip

The journey in Scotland was prepared since a long time. The aim was to take pictures of a maximum of distilleries, visiting some of them and talking to some of the main actors of the whisky industry.

Seen on a map, Scotland seems to be very small, but when you have to cross it in order to visit distilleries in Lowlands, Campbeltown, Islay, and all over the Highlands, the reality is rather different. Despite all, I nearly saw all I wanted to see.

I had some appointments with independent bottlers, Ian McLeod, Murray McDavid, Laing Brothers and Hart Brothers, and with some distilleries: Edradour, Bruichladdich, Springbank, etc...

The trip I made in Scotland in April-May 2004 took 2 weeks. I have visited some distilleries, and taken pictures of about 70 of them. My 12 years old son, Yannick helped me to take the pictures. A kind of report of this trip will be published on the site during the following weeks.

Because of the important efforts I made (in energy but also financially) for this trip, I have decided to "sign" all the pictures published on this site in order to avoid that anybody just takes them and publishes them on his own site, without any reference to the work I have done for it.

This does not mean I have changed my mind about the free usage anybody can make of my pictures. If you'd like to use some of my photos without the signature "", just contact me per e-mail, and I'll send you clean pictures, at the condition you mention the source on your web site.

The comment and the pictures will not be published directly on the distillery pages, in order to avoid too long charging times, but they will be accessible from those pages.

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Fri 26 04 2019, 08:20 - 20 visiteurs au cours de la dernire heure et 3 visiteurs sur le site en ce moment.
Copyright :Jean-Marie Putz (2003-2017)

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The tasting notes

The distilleries

The whisky

The production areas

WDTS: blind tasting sessions List of all distilleries How whisky is made Central Highlands, Eastern Highlands, Northern Highlands,Western Highlands
Recent tastings Distillery owners Whisky history Speyside
Visitors notes The independent bottlers All the bottles in collection Lowlands
Post your own notes The distilleries in their historical context By order of preference Islay
Interactive map of the distilleries By order of value for money Campbeltown
Copyright Contact Links The Isles