Havin’ a Dram – Whisky and the art of relaxation

Take a warm, sultry summer’s evening.  All our guests have finished dinner and we offer the option of taking a digestive.  Last Saturday we gently cajoled one such guest into sampling Compass Box’s ‘The Peat Monster’….the result could have been summed up as unadulterated pleasure and satisfaction.

A malt whisky that combines malts from Islay, Mull and Speyside  the best of the princely regions of whisky distillation.  Smokey yet with the sweeter elements of a Speyside, ‘The Peat Monster’ provided its recipient (a Catalan gentleman with a sound knowledge of ‘The Malt’) with all that was asked of it with the exception of its indulgent twin – a quality Cuban cigar.  Cheers!


Published by La Rectoria. Rural Ramblings

I'm Scottish and the co-owner along with my wife Goretti of a guest house (casa rural), La Rectoria de Sant Miquel de Pineda, in La Garrotxa (garrocha) in the Pyrenees 40 minutes drive from Girona. La Garrotxa is a relatively hidden gem of a county in northern catalonia.

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