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Far eastern whisky

Tom Morton gets up close and cheesy with a few drams at Glengarioch
Part of a mission to educate myself about malt whisky which eventually gave birth to the book Spirit of Adventure

A QUARTER of a century ago I sputtered and backfired my way into Oldmeldrum (all one word) aboard an ancient MZ (Moteraddwerk Zschopau) two-stroke motorbike and sidecar, as part of a mission to educate myself about malt whisky which eventually gave birth to the book Spirit of Adventure. And a sputtering, backfiring, very much parttime career talking, writing about and drinking whisky.

Which continues to this day. Now, though, instead of a dodgy East German, Soviet-era motorcycle combination, I am comfortably whisked from Aberdeen to the Glengarioch (pronounced GlenGEERY; and also all one word, or least since rebranding in 2009) Distillery in a brand new Mini, made by BMW, from Bavaria in united, sleekly capitalist Germany. That’s in Europe, by the way. You may remember Europe.

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iScot Magazine April 2017 - issue 28 116 quality pages from THE ONLY TRULY INDEPENDENT PRO SCOTTISH MAGAZINE PUBLISHER HQ'd IN SCOTLAND. "The one with 'Blaze the mountaineering dug' front cover" Featuring the best writers in Scotland today Robbie Dinwoodie, Tom Morton, Derek Bateman, Will MacLeod, Wee Ginger Dug, Jennifer Harper, Grousebeater, Major Bloodnok, Zoe Weir, Vivien Martin, Dave Bowman, Mary Edward, Alyn Smith MEP, Peter A Bell, Dr Steve McCabe, Ann MacKinnon, Angela Robb, David MacKenzie, and Jason Michael McCann