An eventful day began with a quick visit to the Dufftown Whisky Fair, and say hi to the Tomintoul/Glencadam crowd - there's also stalls from Duncan Taylor, Cadenheads, Whisky Castle, Dream Drams, Gordon & MacPhail/Benromach, but I've only time to gulp down a few drams, mainly from G&M, who won't be there on Sunday, as I then have to dash off to Rothes to visits all 4 remaining distilleries, and Forsyths, who make the stills (and other equipment) for most non-Diageo distilleries.
It's about 8 miles form Dufftown to the far end of Rothes where the Glen Grant distillery is situated and the tour will start, the weather is better than yesterday, though it's still not very spring like, and I decide to take the road rather than the Speyside Way to Craigellachie. This proves to be quicker and in no time at the Speyside Cooperage for a quick photo stop, then Craigellachie Distillery for a little bit longer. Then it's down the hill and on to Rothes, with just a brief stop for a picture of Ben Rinnes, now with new snow on top. Finally, the sun comes out, and a further stop is required to take the jacket off!!