Scotland is known for many iconic things—bagpipes, kilts, tartan, haggis, but Scotch whiskey is the most famous worldwide. In 2016,
£1 billion worth of single malt Scotch whiskey was exported and that's not even including the blended whiskies! So what makes, single malt, well...single? Single-malt means that the bottle of whiskey is derived from a single barrel of whiskey whereas blended whiskies can be from multiple barrels or even multiple distilleries.
While staying at Gleneagles Hotel, James and I had two nearby distillery options—The Famous Grouse (a large distillery known for blended whiskies) or Tullibardine (a small distillery that produces single-malt whiskies). Since I prefer more personalised experiences and will take a single-malt over a blended any day, we opted for a visit to Tullibardine. We took an hour long tour with 4 others and our guide was hilarious and knowledgeable, so definitely worth the £7.50 for the tour and tasting.
As long as you are a newsletter subscriber you're eligible to win and the bottle will be mailed to you (for free) wherever in the world you are. A winner will be drawn on Monday, 9 October 2017.