After a battle of the single malts from Dufftown and Rothes, Hans ends up dancing to Led Zeppelin in the dining room at Rothes House

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Another great day in Speyside with the battle between Dufftown and Rothes.

Fierce warriors the likes of Dave Broom, Nick Morgan, Donald Colville, Willie MacDougall,

Dennis Malcolm, Sam Simmons and Cameron McGeachy.

Dufftown-Rothes 4-1.

The only winner from Rothes was …. Speyburn 10!

Dufftown winners: Glenfiddich Project XX, Mortlach 18, Kininvie 1990.

Georgie Bell of Dewar’s did a tiny tasting at the beach before Telford Bridge in Craigellachie and I was occupied signing books at Strathisla for the afternoon and met a couple of very nice Russian gentlemen – father and son Karavanskii from the Whisky Club in St Petersburg.

Again, as was the case at The Glenlivet, visitors from all over the world purchased books and we could add Finland and Switzerland to the list of countries where the Field Guide will be taken.

The evening saw us having a nice dinner at Rothes House with assorted guests, among them Frank and Jackie Scott from Canada, good friends of the festival for many years, Martine Nouet, who does not need any introduction, and our terrific host Ronnie Cox. We ended singing and dancing in the beautiful dining room, on … Led Zeppelin 1.

Later that night we enjoyed live music at Dogfest, traditionally held in a large marquee on the parking lot at the Craigellachie Hotel.

One more day for us to go with a special SMWS warehouse tasting tonight in the distillery of Glen Moray, of which I will report tomorrow.

Bye for now,