Wednesday 19 May 2010


Our Scottish Whisky Expert Bernard (Bernie) McGee, resident in Berlin, Germany, conducted Whisky Tastings on three evenings in the Observation Lounge of the MS FRAM.
The idea was to present as much a wide range of tastes as possible from different regions of Scotland.
The first evening consisted of the Speyside/ Highland Region of Scotland with whiskies from the AN CNOC, Murray McDavid LINKWOOD and GLENFARCLAS Distillery being presented. On the second evening the ARRAN, SPRINGBANK and LONGROW whiskies from Southwest Scotland were presented and on the final evening, mild and very peaty whiskies, viz. BRUICHLADDICH, Murray McDavid BOWMORE and SMOKEHEAD were tasted.
Our passengers were taken with the amazing range of tastes from very light to peat monsters and learned from Bernie how to appreciate whisky using the eye, nose and palate.
During the course of the cruise, Bernie supported the expedition staff of the FRAM by escorting passengers as a Whisky Expert on visits to the Jameson Distillery near Cork, Ireland and the Glen Garioch Distillery near Aberdeen, Scotland.
To conclude, our guests have now become Malt Whisky connoisseurs and were fascinated with the vast range of tastes found in the world of Malt Whisky.