On August 19th we took a scenic drive along the whisky trail through the Cairngorms Mountains.
|Yes, we drove in a big circle, rather, two big circles|
We didn't stop at all the distilleries and even at the ones we did stop at, we didn't do any tastings. Paul was driving so it didn't seem fair. And, based on the crazy driving, we both needed to keep our heads straight!
Most importantly, we had to find some breakfast.
|Starting the day off with a traditional Scottish breakfast - yes, that's haggis next to black pudding!|
We set off for the day...
|We got really lucky with the weather!|
|A church in Inverness|
|Along the way - passing through Grantown-on-Spey|
|We stopped on the side of the road to take in the view of the fields filled with heather|
|Paul is presenting the view to me|
|And getting some stretches in|
|Another shot of the beautiful view|
|So green and pretty! Still part of Ballindalloch/Tomintoul|
|This is a two way road!|
|This way to whisky|
|Another shot through the car window|
|Birthplace of Duff Beer? |
|The Glenfiddich distillery was really pretty|
|Established in 1887, Glenfiddich means "Valley of the Deer" in Gaelic by William Grant. |
It is still entirely family owned.
|No rain at all on this day!|
|We headed back and drove through Elgin|
|And through Forres|
And made our way back to Aviemore. It was very pretty but it was a long day of driving. We were ready for some whisky.
|And a cigar...|
While Paul enjoyed his cigar, I was obsessed with this bumble bee.