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Old 06-26-2006, 09:48 PM   #1
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I am travelling to the Brit Isles next AUG and really want to do a backpackers tour of Irish and Scotish distilleries. I was told that some are by reservation only and some are walk-ins. Where could I go to get more information on this so I can include it in my itinerary?
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Old 06-27-2006, 05:33 AM   #2
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The best and vast majority of the distillery places are up north in scotland and its really good craic. http://www.whisky-tours.com/

http://www.forbes.com/2002/08/29/0829feat.html shows the whiskey trail which we tried to do a while back but ended up just getting drunk and going to one :D
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Old 06-27-2006, 01:31 PM   #3
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Don't miss the Ben Nevis Distillery in Scotland just outside of Fort William. it's whiskey made from the run off water of Great Britian's highest peak.
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My friends went to Scotland on their honeymoon last August and happened upon this event...

http://www.smws.co.uk/feature/festival.php

Just by hanging out and talking to the various distilleries showing off their wares, they got invited over to one and got to try some ridiculously aged Scotch whisky, hang out with the distiller at one of the estates, yadda yadda yadda. Might be worth checking out when getting to Edinburgh to see which distilleries you want to check out.
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the Bushmills (best whiskey in the world!) distillery has a hostel near it and you can get a bus from belfast to there no probs
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