John and Peter Romano, owners of Better Bitters Brewing Company (since 1992), built the Nickel Brook Micro Brewery from the ground up, and since 2005, Nickel Brook has quickly developed a reputation for having a lively and enticing line up of beers. It is in our business to offer our customers an unrivaled experience designed to surpass their expectations. Our accumulation of a diversified product line partnered with superior service, has established a loyal following in the surrounding area. We proudly use only the finest, natural ingredients from all over the world and brew them in small batches for the highest standard of quality. Our purpose and objective here at Nickel Brook is to be an acknowledged market leader in the quality and service we offer our customers in whatever community we participate. We firmly believe that our practice of craft brewing, and dedication to outstanding quality and thorough customer service, is what has separated us from our competitors. We hope you enjoy. Cheers!
McAuslan Brewing is essentially the result of president Peter McAuslan’s belief that he could brew a better beer and that Quebec consumers would provide a loyal following for it. Although he had been brewing his own beer for more than 25 years, it was only during the early ’80s that he began seriously considering going into commercial brewing. In August 1987, he left his position as a senior administrator at Dawson College and dedicated himself to turning his vision into reality.
Cragganmore Distillery is located in the beautiful Spey Valley in Spesyide, and nestles on the banks of the legendary salmon river, the river Spey. No visit to Scotland is complete without a visit to this delightful little distillery. Cragganmore is home to one of the few distilleries that boast flat top stills which gives Cragganmore it’s unique character and makes it a must see for any visitor to Scotland.
The character of this Speyside malt offers consumers layers of complex flavours and a whiff of smoke and is an excellent example of a Speyside Malt.
The distillery is only a 10-15min drive from its sister distillery Cardhu. Friends of the Classic Malts can easily visit both sites in one day to gain their stamp and sample these great brands.
Cragganmore distillery is accessible from Aviemore, Grantown-on-spey and Aberlour and very close to Ballindalloch Castle, Ballindalloch Golf Course, Glenfarclas Distillery and also a short drive to the Glenlivet Distillery.
Visitors can participate in a wide range of activities in the area including salmon fishing on the River Spey, Rothiemurchas estate offers clay pigeon shooting, off road driving, horse riding to name a few. There is the world famous cairngorm mountains so why not visit and take a trip to the top in the Funicular Railway. The Strathspey Steam Railway offers a more traditional scenic view of the highlands of Scotland.
The villages of Craigellachie and Aberlour are only a short drive away and they have a great selection of pubs and restaurants offering great Scottish produce and also a vast selection of whiskies.
A visit to Speyside is whisky lovers dream.
To feel the true spirit of Ardbeg, visit the Distillery. Stand on the grassy mound that rises between the buildings and the sea. The sight of the pagoda roofs crowning white-washed walls before you; the sound of waves surging onto the rocks behind you; the smell of malt and seaspray all around you.
Breathe it in. This is pure Islay. Where Ardbeg is, has been and always will be made by people genuinely devoted to producing The Ultimate Islay Malt. Ardbeg the whisky is Ardbeg the place, in all its raw natural beauty.