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2/27/2012
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Hello Scotland! (AKA 48 hours in Scotland)

Damn you Scotland
Good morning whiskyAfter leaving Champage I took an extra day and went to visit a distillery in Scotland. I had to fly from Paris to Manchester (short flight) and got to experience the quirkiness/crappiness/bad-signage/loopy layout that is the Manchester airport (I just realized that I had been there before – crazy car rental adventure (and wedding)). Then I took a very small plane to Inverness. Bumpy.


Weather

Somehow, the weather was gorgeous. Sunny. Clear. Kind of… warm.
This was northern Scotland in February.
I need to start playing the lottery.


Glenmorangie House
Glenmorangie House
Oh my.
I had a distillery tour the next morning (after a wonderful breakfast) and due to some scheduling conflicts, it was all over by noon. So I returned to the house, had lunch, and then went for a wonderful walk near the sea.
Scotland: stop being so pretty.
Glorious scenery.
Oooooh. Ahhhhhhh.

For real. Glorious. I took a long walk up the coast, came back and took a bath, and then had dinner with a group of visiting Germans who have a whisky club and travel together visiting whisky sites around the world.
Luckily, they mostly all spoke English.
Great meal. Fun conversations. Much scotch drank.

Oh. What a story I have to tell.
At the end of the meal, as we sat by the fire, they toasted the evening and told me I was their welcomed ninth member (as their the traditional ninth member had gotten older and sicker and wasn’t traveling). I was given business cards and invites to come visit Germany or the USA were traded. It was totally fun.




Did I mention the scenery?
My morning walk




That is lovely. I love Scotland so much, though I mostly spent my time in Edinburgh.

How was the scotch? Blends, or single malts, mostly?
»stu ||  2/27/2012 ||  10:59:09 AM
I love that a scheduling conflict led to a walk by the sea. Ahhhh Scotland.


»j ||  2/27/2012 ||  1:40:02 PM
You are so LUCKY!!!! Jealous.
»jj ||  2/27/2012 ||  5:42:06 PM
Glenmorangie = single malt.
»:r ||  2/28/2012 ||  12:10:37 AM
Gah! Yeah. I missed the name of the distillery, due to my annoying habit of skipping right over headings.

Whoops.
»stu ||  2/28/2012 ||  11:11:17 AM
if you win the lottery I will gladly be your house manager over in Scotland. I can get a European passport and everything!
»k ||  2/28/2012 ||  10:23:56 PM



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