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Get ready to dust off your hiking boots and enjoy a wonderful walk with a unique whisky-themed twist.

Award winning Loch Lomond Single Malt Whisky is planning to ‘take-over’ one of Scotland’s most iconic summits, Ben Lomond, on Saturday 20 May to celebrate World Whisky Day 2017.

The World Whisky Day mountain ‘take-over’ will be kick started in the UK by a team from the local distillery taking in dawn from the summit of Ben Lomond. To ‘toast’ the global day of whisky, the Loch Lomond Whisky team will offer a free dram for everyone that reaches the summit of Scotland’s most popular Munro that day.

Anyone climbing to the summit at 974 metres (3,196 ft) on World Whisky Day, will be given a card that will be stamped at the top. This can be exchanged on their return to the base at Rowardennan car park for a free miniature of the award winning 12-year-old Loch Lomond Malt to celebrate World Whisky Day and their bagging of Scotland’s most southerly Munro.

Scott Dickson, marketing manager of Loch Lomond Group said: “We want to start World Whisky Day on top; and where better to do that than at the summit of our nearest Munro. Our team will be some of the first people to arrive on the summit to watch the sun rise over the Scottish Highlands and kick start World Whisky Day in the UK.

“Ben Lomond is one of Scotland’s most popular Munros, with more than 30,000 walkers reaching its summit every year. It is also the nearest mountain to our distillery home in Alexandria, near Balloch, overlooking the same glistening waters of Loch Lomond that helped to inspire our beautiful whiskies.

“The one day take-over for World Whisky Day is a great way to make people aware of the fantastic Loch Lomond Single Malts whilst enjoying one of Scotland’s best views, in stunning surroundings.

As part of the celebration, all walkers who return from the summit of Ben Lomond with a stamped card will be entered into a free prize draw to win a bottle of the 18-year-old Loch Lomond and a bottle of 18-year-old Inchmurrin, its name taken from the largest island on Loch Lomond.

In addition to the mountain take-over, a global online competition will be launched encouraging Loch Lomond Whisky followers to submit their pictures of any peak in the world with the hashtag #SummitSnap #lochlomondwhiskies. All entrants will be in with a chance of winning award-winning liquid from the Loch Lomond Single malt family.

The ‘take over’ team will be at car park at Rowardennan from 8am to 6pm on Saturday 20 May to celebrate World Whisky Day.

Whisky Deals:
Loch Lomond Signature - £25.45 - Master of Malt
Loch Lomond Original - £26.13 - Master of Malt
Glengarry Single Malt - £28.98 - Master of Malt
Glengarry 12 Year Old - £33.77 - Master of Malt
Loch Lomond Peated Single Malt - £35.45 - Master of Malt
Inchmurrin 12 Year Old - £36.49 - Master of Malt
Loch Lomond Organic 12 Year Old - 2013 Limited Release - £47.83 - Master of Malt
Inchmurrin Madeira Wood Finish - £49.99 - Master of Malt
Inchmurrin 15 Year Old - £50.71 - Master of Malt
Loch Lomond 18 Year Old - £58.33 - Master of Malt

Whisky Festivals:

26may - 3junAll DayIslay Festival - Feis IleIslay

Event Details

The Islay Festival of Music and Malt for whisky fans around the World is one of the most important dates in the calendar.  The distilleries on the island and on neighbouring Jura, run open days throughout the week. The Festival is held in the last week of May every year. Now in their 31st year, so they must be doing something right!

Feis Ile 2017 will be held from Fri 26th May – Sat 3rd June.

The Feis Ile is the charitable organisation from which this now huge Festival of Music & Malt has evolved. The Voluntary Committee work collaboratively with the Distillery Community together with local Musicians and other interested people to showcase Islay.

Time

May 26 (Friday) - June 3 (Saturday)

Location

Islay

Organizer

The Feis Ile

26may - 3junAll DayIslay Festival - Feis IleIslay

Event Details

The Islay Festival of Music and Malt for whisky fans around the World is one of the most important dates in the calendar.  The distilleries on the island and on neighbouring Jura, run open days throughout the week. The Festival is held in the last week of May every year. Now in their 31st year, so they must be doing something right!

Feis Ile 2017 will be held from Fri 26th May – Sat 3rd June.

The Feis Ile is the charitable organisation from which this now huge Festival of Music & Malt has evolved. The Voluntary Committee work collaboratively with the Distillery Community together with local Musicians and other interested people to showcase Islay.

Time

May 26 (Friday) - June 3 (Saturday)

Location

Islay

Organizer

The Feis Ile

17jun12:00 pm- 9:00 pmEdinburgh Whisky FestivalThe Whisky LoungeAssembly Rooms, George Street, Edinburgh

Event Details

This years Edinburgh Whisky Festival we’re heading back to the Assembly Rooms on George Street. This iconic Georgian venue has long been at the heart of Edinburgh hosting thousands of events from Royal banquets to film festivals, but for this day in June it will play host to Scotland’s most iconic drink – whisky!

As in previous years you can expect to see a fantastic display of whiskies from Scotland and around the world, we’re also working on some sensational masterclasses which will leave even the most seasoned whisky drinker astounded and amazed.

As always you also have a choice of sessions in order to ease the crowds slightly and make your life more comfortable!

Saturday 17th June Early Session: 12pm-4pm

Saturday 17th June Late Session: 5pm-9pm.

Time

(Saturday) 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location

Assembly Rooms

George Street, Edinburgh

Organizer

The Whisky Lounge

24jun12:00 pm- 4:30 pmStoke-on-Trent Whisky Festival 2017Around 100 whiskies and more than 15 gins availableKing's Hall, Stoke Town Hall, ST4 1JH

Event Details

Organised by 2 local whisky enthusiasts, Chris Knight and Neil Rowley; we wanted a way to give fellow enthusiasts, and new comers alike, the chance to taste new whiskies from a wide range of distillers from around the world, along with some fantastic offerings from independent bottlers.

There are 2 types of ticket, an Admission ticket and a Masterclass ticket. A Masterclass ticket MUST be accompanied by an Admission ticket.

With the increased popularity of gins over recent years, we also wanted to raise people’s awareness of the fantastic products now available. There will be a number of gins available at the festival, giving you a chance to try new gins from some of the many artisan distillers.

Time

(Saturday) 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm GMT

Location

King's Hall

Stoke Town Hall, ST4 1JH


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