Glen Scotia offers dinner and dram with Charles MacLean
Glen Scotia distillery is offering Scotch enthusiasts the chance to enjoy dinner and a dram with world famous whisky writer Charles MacLean during the Campbeltown Whisky Festival in May.
The exclusive event kicks off this year’s Campbeltown Whisky Festival and will also introduce the Limited Edition Glen Scotia 2017 Campbeltown Festival Bottling.
The cask was hand-picked by a panel including Iain McAlistair, distillery manager at Glen Scotia, and industry expert Charles MacLean, from casks matured in the distillery’s refurbished dunnage warehouse, which dates from the 1830s.
Just over 200 bottles of the Limited Edition malt are available.
Charles MacLean (above with Iain McAllister, Glen Scotia distillery manager) said, “Whisky fans who attend the Whisky Dinner will have a chance to discover for themselves the fine malts that are being produced at Glen Scotia and gain a unique insight into why Campbeltown is such an important part of Scotland’s whisky map.
“Campbeltown and Glen Scotia are undergoing a renaissance. Its people have a real passion for the place and its distilleries, and the fantastic work being done by Iain and the wider team at Glen Scotia is part of the spark that is reigniting the town.”
The Glen Scotia Whisky Dinner takes place Tuesday, 23 May at Ardshiel Hotel, which boasts a selection of over 700 single malts.
The ticketed event, for 55 guests, will feature the finest local foods, including seafood from local producers and locally sourced venison.
Each course will be accompanied by a specially selected Glen Scotia dram. Attendees will receive their bottle of the 2017 Campbeltown Festival whisky ahead of its general release.
Iain McAllister, Glen Scotia distillery manager, said, “It is a real honour to have Charles MacLean leading our first Glen Scotia Whisky Dinner, which also kicks off this year’s Campbeltown Whisky Festival.
“Our Whisky Dinner offers a chance to get to know Glen Scotia better and savour the wonderful whisky experience that is available here in Campbeltown.”
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