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Glen Scotia Dinner And A Dram With Charles MacLean


10th March 2017
Exclusive Campbeltown Whisky Festival Glen Scotia Whisky Dinner hosted by Charles MacLean at the Ardshiel Hotel on Tuesday 23rd May.

Glen Scotia distillery manager Iain McAlistair and Whisky Writer Charles MacLean set to host 2017 Campbeltown Whisky Festival dinner and a dram.

I am sure this one will appeal to those of you planning on heading to this years Islay Festival which kicks off on the 26th May, as part of this year’s Campbeltown Whisky Festival, Glen Scotia distillery are offering whisky enthusiasts the chance to have dinner and a dram with world famous whisky writer Charles MacLean on the 23rd May and the Campbeltown Whisky Festival itself is on the 24th - 26th May.

In days gone by there were over 30 distilleries in Campbeltown, once regarded as the "Victorian Whisky Capital of the World", today it is still one of Scotland’s five malt producing regions. The independent Glen Scotia distillery, founded in 1832, is one of only three surviving distilleries located in the town.

The exclusive Dinner and a Dram event is organised by Glen Scotia, 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 Charles MacLean, regarded as one of the industry’s foremost experts, 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.

Limited Edition Glen Scotia 2017 Campbeltown Festival bottling hand-picked by a panel including Glen Scotia distillery manager Iain McAlistair and Whisky Writer Charles MacLean.

The Glen Scotia Whisky Dinner takes place at Ardshiel Hotel on Tuesday 23rd May. The hotel’s award-winning whisky bar is acknowledged as one of the best in the industry and is thought to have the world’s largest selection of single malts, with over 700 varieties stocked.

The ticketed event, for 55 guests, will feature the finest local foods, including seafood from local producers and locally sourced venison. Each course of the dinner will be accompanied by a specially selected Glen Scotia dram and attendees will receive their bottle of the 2017 Campbeltown Festival whisky a day before general release.

Following the meal guests will have the opportunity to question author Charles MacLean, who has been researching and writing about whisky for over 35 years, conducting talks and tastings internationally.

Tickets are available from glenscotiashop@lochlomondgroup.com at a cost £150 including a bottle of the Limited Edition Glen Scotia 2017 Campbeltown Festival Whisky.

You will also find the current range of Glen Scotia single malt whisky available from specialist online whisky retailers such as Master of Malt
 

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