12 things to see and do in Scotland in 2018 Robert Kidd Visit a gin distillery Loading article content Move over whisky, gin is fast becoming a major draw. At Torrisdale Estate on the east coast of Kintyre, with spectacular views to the isle of Arran, a former piggery has been turned into the Beinn an Turc micro-distillery. The first batches of Kintyre Gin – with a picture of a boar on the bottle – were released in 2017 and have met with critical acclaim, carrying off the Classic Gin of the Year prize at the London Craft Distilling Expo. The visitor centre is due to open in the first half of 2018. I’ll be there near the head of the queue. Island-hop by plane Clambering aboard a Twin Otter plane and taking off for a Scottish island is a million miles away from your normal airline experience. This is flying in miniature – duck your head as you enter the cabin, enjoy the safety briefing from the flight crew and perhaps even debate your choice of route with them. Then have camera ready as you weave in and out of the clouds, spotting shapely mountains and sparkling lochs way… Read full this story
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