Glasgow twilight

Singlemalting # 166 – 4th time around

Another year quickly passed and I found myself back in Scotland again to help out with our mad production schedule for the 4th edition Scotch Whisky Advent Calendar.

I love being able to make last minute decisions and a cancelled New York trip due to potential Hurricane interference left me able to get on my bike and head to Scotland. Literally completing my Air Canada reservation by phone as I drove to the airport to just make my flight might be one of the crazier things I have done this year.

It is a privilege to be able to bring this Scotch Whisky journey to so many people each year and spending some time with the awesome team at Craigton Packaging makes it that much more fun.

Of course there was still some essential experiences that had to happen including an epic night at the Pot Still with my mate Stuart and a stroll along the Clyde in the fall Scotland sun.

Rainbow on the River
Got to do the Pot Still

Scotland is truly one of the most beautiful countries and I absolutely love getting the chance to go there as often as I do. We were really pressed for time to make the ship this year and the crew at Craigton put their foot down while being careful to detail to make sure that every calendar had all the goodies.

I managed to get a few videos of the action (or inaction when I was trying to video and label one handed)

Following a calendar down the line to was a fun way to see it all happen.

December 1st we get going with our 25 days of 4th edition blogging. This year for the first time our calendars are available in the US so we will be opening our community to a host of new members. I hope you enjoyed this little peak behind the scenes. A photo gallery is below for you to browse through at your leisure.

Every trip I see a different side of Scotland and these next two shots of the Clyde at dawn and my room at the Gleddoch Resort and Golf course make me eager to return.

Morning on the Clyde
Room with a view Gleddoch resort

So until next time enjoy the gallery below and see you all for December 1st and the start of another journey through the most diverse whisky landscape on earth.

Cheers

Singlemalting

Empty Boxes ready to be filled
Hand labelling
Spoiler alert that might be one of the whiskies
Capping
Lots of bottles
Lined up ready to roll
It seems like a lot of work
Christmas Day labeling with Embossed logo
Wax dipping by hand
Day 25
Unpacking and Stacking
In they come
Lets play pass the box
The Line
Insert whisky here
Barely a dent
Floor to ceiling calendars
Making a dent
Don’t look too closely
Panorama baby yeah
Check out my behind
Done and Dusted
Time for some shrink wrapping
On their way to Canada and the US
Job well done
I made this

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