Tasting Option #1: The Highlands to the Islands: A Whisky Tour of Scotland 11am and 3pm $30 (includes a Lenox Crystal Tasting Glass- a $12 value!)
The Highlands to the Islands: A Whisky Tour of Scotland
is scheduled to include tastings of:
Built in 1897 and currently the highest distillery in the country, Dalwhinnie – or “Plain of Meetings” in Gaelic – is named for its location at a junction of old drove roads, between two mountain ranges. Year after year it survives the coldest of conditions to produce smooth, golden heather honey-like spirit.
Oban distillery is owned by Diageo. It has only two pot stills, making it one of the smallest in Scotland, producing a whisky that has been described as having a “West Highland” flavour that falls between the dry, smoky style of the Scottish islands and the lighter, sweeter malts of the Highlands.
A new lighter style of whisky from the Blenders’ Batch series, hand crafted with passion by our expert blender Aimee Gibson. Aimee has spent the last two years working with an inventory of whiskies matured in wine casks, part of an experiment in maturation set in motion by her boss, Mast Blender Jim Beverage, almost a decade ago. Aimee realized that a very special common theme of enchanted flavors was possible from the use of wine casks.
Aged in oak casks for at least sixteen years, this much sought-after single malt has the massive peat-smoke that’s typical of southern Islay – but also offering a dryness that turns it into a truly interesting dram.