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Travel Log

Summer 2018 Tours

Tyler and Mandy from USA
Brazilian group on a four day tour ( with me at far right ). Seen here at Cardhu Distillery Brand Home.
Casey and Mike from USA
Tyler and Mandy from USA
Brazilian group on a four day tour ( with me at far right ). Seen here at Cardhu Distillery Brand Home.
Casey and Mike from USA
Hamish and Ian's return four day trip from Canada, this time with Ian’s daughter and partner
The guys from the French Riviera Whisky Club on a two day tour
Nate and Caitlin from USA on a two day tour.
Hamish and Ian's return four day trip from Canada, this time with Ian’s daughter and partner
The guys from the French Riviera Whisky Club on a two day tour
Nate and Caitlin from USA on a two day tour.
Sheri and Robert and Family, from The Netherlands and USA
Tiffany and her partner from USA
Adam and his family from Australia
Sheri and Robert and Family, from The Netherlands and USA
Tiffany and her partner from USA
Adam and his family from Australia
Hayes and partner from Canada
Simon and partner, London
Katy and partner from USA
Hayes and partner from Canada
This weekend trip was very easily arranged with Derek, who took care of the planning, including lots of activity but, in such a way that we never felt rushed. Derek was an excellent and knowledgeable host, who kept us informed yet allowing us space to enjoy and discover for ourselves also. Derek had lots of great recommendations and spots to enjoy as we travelled. Would definitely use Derek's services again. My partner and I even managed to fit in successfully getting engaged!
 - Simon , London UK
Katy and partner from USA
Shayna and her husband from USA
Jason and friends from USA
Carissa and family from USA
Travelling a bit further afield this time to Royal Lochnagar, with Shayna and her husband from USA
Jason and friends from USA
Carissa and family from USA
Mia and partner from USA
Scott and his wife from USA at Ballindalloch Castle
A three day tour with John and his partner from Atlanta
Mia and partner from USA
Scott and his wife from USA at Ballindalloch Castle
A three day tour with John and his partner from Atlanta
Nate and Caitlin from USA on a two day tour.

Spring 2018 Tours

Mike and his friends from the local area
Graham and friends from Glasgow
Jorn and his wife from Sweden, with their Scottish friend
Mike and his friends from the local area
Graham and friends from Glasgow
Jorn and his wife from Sweden, with Scottish friend
Patrick and his girl friend from Los Angeles at Balvenie Distillery.
Kellie and friends from USA
Aline and friend from Taiwan
Patrick and his girlfriend from Los Angeles
at Balvenie Distillery
Kellie and friends from USA
Aline and friend from Taiwan

Autumn Tours 2017

Laura , her husband and friends from USA
David and his friends from Florida
Helen, her husband and friend from Australia
Laura , her husband and friends from USA
David and his friends from Florida
Helen, her husband and friend from Australia
Cheryl and her friend from USA
Ranjam and his family from Sri Lanka
Jason and friends from USA
Cheryl and her friend from USA
Ranjam and his family from Sri Lanka
Jason and friends from USA
Derek , Rob and I had a wonderful visit to Scotland and our tour with you was the highlight of our trip. We can’t thank you enough for sharing all of your incredible knowledge of Scotch Whisky (not to mention all the great extra tidbits about Scottish culture and history) with us! We feel much more confident in our understanding and appreciation of the distillation process and product. We are already thinking about planning another trip to Speyside, so we can learn even more from you.
Steve and Jennifer and friends from Canada
Swiss group of friends in suitable attire !
Rob and Gerri from USA / Germany
Rob and Gerri from USA / Germany
Swiss group of friends in suitable attire !

Summer Tours 2017

Jose Luis and friends from Florida
Jo and Doug from USA
Lisa and her family from USA
Stan and Carla from Canada
Jo and Doug from USA
Lisa and her family from USA
Heath and Linda from USA
John and Sheree from USA
Patrice and her friends from USA
Heath and Linda from USA
John and Sheree from USA
Patrice and her friends from USA
Steve and Jennifer and friends from Canada
Jim and Megan from UK enjoying a private tasting at Benromach
David and his father from USA
Steve and Jennifer and friends from Canada
Jim and Megan from UK enjoying a private tasting at Benromach
David and his father from USA

Early Summer Tours 2017

Jose Luis and friends from Florida
Vivek and Vidya from USA
Mike and Nadia from USA - 3 day tour
Jose Luis and friends from Florida
Vivek and Vidya from USA
Mike and Nadia from USA - 3 day tour
Peter and Tina from Germany
Manu and friends from USA
Brazilian group of 11 on a three day tour
Peter and Tina from Germany
Manu and friends from USA/div>
Brazilian group of 11 on a three day tour

Springtime Tours 2017

Matt and Aaron from Canada
Michelle and her colourful friends from USA
Libby and her friends from USA
Matt and Aaron from Canada
Michelle and her colourful friends from USA
Libby and her friends from USA
Claire from Australia
Russ and friends from USA
Alexey and Lihya from Russia
Claire from Australia
Russ and friends from USA
Alexey and Lihya from Russia
Urac and Sebnem from Turkey
Urac and Sebnem from Turkey

A bit of a departure from whisky tours - Balmenach Distillery now incorporates the Carounn Gin Distillery which was a port of call on tour with Yura san from Tokyo

Carounn Gin Distillery
Carounn Gin Distillery

Nice day touring Speyside distilleries with Dorianne and her three friends from Canada - seen here at the Macallan tasting.

Dorianne & Friends
Dorianne & Friends

Beautiful April weather for our whisky tour with Richard and his father from Switzerland - seen here at the 16th century Packhorse Brig near Glenlivet.

Richard & Father
Richard & Father

A lively three day all encompassing tour with Chad, Cara and Ryan from Nevada “ Dear Derek, just wanted to say thank you for creating memories I will enjoy and talk about for the rest of my life. You are an amazing person and very humble. I am thankful to have met you and hope I will be able to in the future - Chad

Cara and Ryan from Nevada
Cara and Ryan from Nevada

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