Of interest to a historical author such as myself, it is noted that the distillation process was thought to have arrived in Scotland in the 11th century, though some records show even the ancient Celts distilled what was known as uisge beatha, or the 'water of life'.
As you can see from the photos, the gardens around the distillery were spectacular. Even the manager's house perched on the hill just above the distillery made this gardener's heart sigh.
We were allowed a tasting at the end of the tour, and I chose the white label, a lovely, light whisky from the nose to the finish. I also brought a bottle home with me :-)
One of our hosts, Jim Malcolm, is quite the whisky connoisseur, and he graciously shared a few of his favorites with us throughout our trip. My favorite was a 21 yr old Scotch aged in a Chateau Lafite cask. It is, unfortunately, of a limited quantity, and I doubt I will ever taste it again. Thank you, Jim, for the lovely memory!