Balblair

Raise a glass to World Whisky Day with Balblair – the oldest working distillery in the Highlands

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Balblair Single Malt Scotch Whisky, the oldest working distillery in the Highlands, is inviting whisky aficionados worldwide to celebrate World Whisky Day – an annual milestone and global whisky celebration. With events taking place around the world, World Whisky Day celebrates ‘the water of life’ by encouraging whisky fans to enjoy their favourite expressions on 20th May 2017.

For those celebrating at home, Balblair, a multi-award winning whisky is the perfect way to indulge your senses, with celebrated nuances available across its portfolio. Balblair 2005 is light, fruity and refreshing and the perfect introduction to Balblair. Full of character, the liquid has citrus aromas of apple and honey, followed by the intense taste of sweet toffee and vanilla, rounded off by
a deliciously spicy, long finish.

For something a bit more full bodied, Balblair 1999 is sweet and spicy in character, with hints of honey, vanilla and leather. It has signature Balblair aromas of honey and green apples, as well as hints of spice, citrus, fruits and vanilla, making it the ideal dram to sip and pair with food.

Finish off the evening with a dram of Balblair 1990; boasting a spicy yet sweet aroma, the whisky is punctuated with notes of raisins, toffee and honey. On the palate, the liquid is full bodied, sweet and spicy in character with hints of zesty fruits. With a luxurious smooth finish, enjoy this expression after your evening meal.

Matthew Jamieson, Balblair Brand Manager, adds: “Balblair whisky is the ultimate way to celebrate World Whisky Day. Over 200 years in the making, it has been produced to be drunk in its most purest form. Whether you’re pairing the liquid with food or enjoying it on its own, our three recommended expressions encompass the true essence of Balblair and are the perfect way to toast a special occasion.”

Whisky Deals:
Balblair 10 Year Old 35cl (Gordon & MacPhail) - £22.92 - Master of Malt
Balblair 10 Year Old (Gordon and Macphail) - £38.71 - Master of Malt
Balblair 2005 - 1st Release - £42.23 - Master of Malt
Balblair 1999 - 2nd Release - £60.83 - Master of Malt
Balblair 1983 - 1st Release - £214.99 - Master of Malt
Balblair 1980 (bottled 2013) (Gordon & MacPhail) - £320.00 - Master of Malt
Balblair 1969 - £1377.24 - 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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