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At the end of last year the Speyburn team lifted the Inter Distillery golf trophy. After a nail biting finish our boys beat the Glenrothes team by one hole! We now have a photo of their proud moment when they received their prize. As Bobby says: ‘now that we have managed to master the distillery tour, it would be nice to get the opportunity to try and master that small annual event held at Augusta National Golf Club’!!
The River Spey is world-famous for its salmon fishing. The season opens on the 11th February and because the river is snow-fed from the Cairngorm mountains it can often stay high until early June.
The Rothes beat of the Spey is particularly popular - here's what website www.speyghillie.co.uk has to say about it.
"Rothes and Aikenway is one of the top beats on the river and is said to produce on average 460 fish per season."
Several of us here at the Distillery are big fishing fans. On our afternoons off you can often find us in waders on one of the best salmon fishing beats in the world.
With sporting matters very much front-of-mind here in the UK at the moment, our Distillery Manager Bobby has been pondering an important question - "Why isn't salmon fishing an Olympic sport? If Beach Volleyball and Mountain Biking are considered suitable, surely salmon fishing should be too? It takes skill, endurance, and years of experience to perfect."
What do you think? Email us
Here at the Speyburn Distillery we are 100% committed to preserving the environment, and to working with other whisky distilleries to reduce CO2 emissions. As part of that commitment we are extremely proud to be involved in a project to build a brand new £60.5 million bio-mass power plant here in Rothes. The first of its kind in the world, it will use by-products from the Speyburn distillery and other local distilleries to generate electricity, produce animal feed and drastically cut carbon emissions. It will also generate 7.2MW of electricity – enough to power 9,000 homes – most of which will be for export to the national grid. It is estimated that the plant will save 46,642 tonnes of CO2 emissions.