Whisky Magazine Issue 83
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Whisky Week tours Scotland Inspired by Homecoming Scotland's aim to attract as many folk from around the world as possible, Whisky Week was born to provide the very best tastings and dinners in the heart of whisky production throughout Scotland.
Blended whisky,made from so many different whiskies was celebrated in Edinburgh.
The Edinburgh Whisky Experience The splendid Castle Suite at the Caledonian Hilton,overlooking Edinburgh Castle,provided the perfect setting for the first Whisky Week Experience. The pre-dinner tasting included Drambuie, Chivas Regal 18, The Famous Grouse, Antiquary, Johnnie Walker, Bell's, Buchnanan's and Dimple. In anticipation of an engrossing explanation of the great Rabbie Burns by Roddy Martine, the hour long fireworks display marking the end of the Edinburgh Festival,matched with live music,was directed throughout the Castle Suite,much to guests'surprise and enjoyment.
The Speyside Whisky Experience The magnificent Glenfiddich Distillery played host to the second Experience. Speyside whiskies enjoyed were the Glenfiddich, the Glenlivet, The Macallan, Glen Garioch, Glenrothes, Glen Elgin, Cardhu, Cragganmore, Glendullan, Knockandhu and Glen Spey,and during dinner speeches were given about the Glenfiddich from Bert Macor, the Glenlivet from Hamish Proctor, The Macallan from Thomas Thomson, Glen Garioch from Tom Jones, the Glen Elgin by Duncan Tait and the Glenrothes from Ronnie Cox. An impromptu piping display from Thomas Thomson rounded off the e...