Sometimes you just have to avoid boredom by doing something pretty cool, and thats exactly what my very good friends David, Richard and myself did today.
Winter has been pretty rubbish, no really wintery snowy weather, nothing really exciting happening and a lot of time off work or university without anything else really meaningful to do. We had chatted earlier in the week and decided that we all had some spare time today and could go to a distillery as something different to do.
But where to go? well within very easy reach of us are Auchentoshan, Glenkinchie, Glengoyne and Tullibardine and so Tullibardine was chosen as todays trip of choice.
Only a 45 minute drive from us and we were sitting in the Tullibardine Distillery cafe having a Starbucks coffee and a bit of homemade cake whilst we waiting on the time for our tour.
Gavin, our tour guide, was brilliant and we were lucky enough to have the tour to ourselves with just the 3 of us and Gavin it meant our questions were answered really personally and it felt like a really close and personal experience.
There's nothing particularly unusual about Tullibardine Distillery but it is a lovely little distillery within easy reach of central Scotland and with interesting shopping right next to it, in the form of a Baxters shop.
We tried the Oak Aged Edition and Banyuls finished Edition in the tasting room before heading back to the cafe for a seat, then a nosey around the shop and return to civilisation (of sorts) in Livingston in time to pick the kids up from school.
Myself, Richard and David in Tullibardine Tasting Room
All in all a cracking wee day out and a distillery tour that i would highly recommend.