Jon seems to be on some sort of mission from above to spread the single malt word. And we’ve certainly heard the good news.
In the 15 years Jon and his family have operated Fiddler’s Malt Whisky Bar, what started out as a hobby (tasting whisky) turned into a passion. And when the tasting room his father started upstairs swelled to 500 bottles, it overfl owed into the bar below. Now, the entire pub is considered one giant tasting room, with 540 single malts lining the walls.
And unlike every other visit to Fiddler’s, this time, instead of drinking the whisky, we were shooting it.
When Jon talks about whisky, his enthusiasm spills over
to all within earshot. A big fan of Port Ellen (a mothball distillery) and most of the northern highland single malts, Jon seems to be on some sort of mission from above to spread the single malt word. And we’ve certainly heard the good news.
He even started a whisky club called the Loch Ness Whisky Parliament, which sounds way more fun than any parliament we’ve ever heard of.
When we asked Jon about Nessie, he cunningly turned the conversation back to whisky. But we did fi nd out
that he’s never seen the monster, nor have any of his staff (it says as much on the menu). However, this does little to explain why the offi cial Fiddler’s logo features a cartooned version of the beast. Anything to draw the world in for a dram.
We fi nished up the day back at Willie’s bar, downloading photos, writing our blog, and listening to some of the best stories around the loch.
Lucky us. It was another monster day.
I started a whisky club called the Loch Ness Whisky Parliament.