As Near to Heaven .......

Today I was  honored to visit the Chivas Regal bonded warehouse at Dalmuir by the banks of the river Clyde..... I was their on business  which turned to an absolute pleasure . We started in the debunk receiving hall were the Aberlour  single malt arrives is the aged  brandy casts ,  the bung is knocked out and the spirit is released in to a trough before being piped to the blending hall...... as they were about to start production I decided to waste some extra time by tying both shoes laces,

checking the nought in my tie was just so, as a token of respect for the sight and more importantly  the smell which I was about enjoy , today was the creation of Royal salute a premier blend aged twenty years . Noting my behavior with a smile on his face , my host realilized that I partake  a dram of the nectar of the gods..... and allowed me stay a further ten minuets just inhaling this glory-is scent .... After a while of engineering talk , he said I will take you a walk the long way round back to the car.

I was following  him up and down along a maze of walkways across , above , below various machines , to a little nondescript black door , I will let you go first he said the light switch is on the right, I opened the door flicked the switch and before my eyes ....... reflecting  the high ark lights were 16 stainless steel vats 15,000 gallons of malt whisky in each  ....... I stood for a moment ..... like a child on Christmas morning ......  and then I just hugged the nearest one with all my might , with a shake of the head and a smile my host said he never heard anyone say  that they could feel the love coming from a storage vat ........

To Jim at Dalmuir I raise a glass........

salar1 salar1
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3 Responses Feb 26, 2009

Indeed ...... AlDente<br />
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Flutterby .......... just five minutes more

Thanks Fg ..... such care and dedication go,s into every bottle .......

Interesting story. I love touring the Biltmore House Winery for this same reason. You can just feel the love that they put into each bottle.