Stirling Scotch whisky: Cheers to a long life

Grace Jones of Broadway, England, who was reported to be the oldest person in Britain in 2019, told her secret to longevity. “A nightly tipple of Scotch whisky.”

Grace says she was a late-comer to the wonders of whisky. “I started having a nightly tot of it when I turned 50 so I’ve been having it every night for the last 60 years and I certainly have no intention of stopping now,” Jones, who prefers Famous Grouse, told the website. “My doctor said ‘keep up with the whisky Grace, it’s good for your heart.’”

Famous Grouse is a whisky that is produced not far from Stirling. The Famous Grouse distillery is open for tasting and is worth the visit – not least of all for the scenic drive. It’s about 20 minutes by car, up the A9 north towards Perth, from Stirling, in hilly countryside where you’re bound to run into a famous grouse or two!

At Castle Walk Bed & Breakfast, Stirling, we have a special porridge treat with a distinctly Scottish twist: whisky porridge. Often we use Famous Grouse, because it is a blend of Scotch whiskies from the Stirling area – but we are spoilt for choice because Stirling is at the heart of whisky land.