week The Whisky Shop shared its
knowledge and a few drams with
passengers onboard the Caledonian
Sleeper from London to Inverness.
An education in whisky was the order
of the day, or should I say night, for guests travelling
on board the Caledonian
Sleeper earlier this week as they celebrated Whisky Month.
As Scotland celebrates one of its most
popular exports, the overnight rail
service linking London and Scotland
marked the annual celebration by
welcoming The Whisky Shop on board.
Whisky Month honours Scotland’s national
drink during May, with a host of
distillery tours, whisky tasting events
and other activities taking place up and
down the country.
As the latest in a series of on board
experiences, whisky experts from the
popular drinks retailer, The Whisky
Shop, were on hand in
Caledonian Sleeper’s Inverness and
Edinburgh Lounge cars to provide guests
with a guide to tasting the ‘water of
As well as having an opportunity to
sample three very special malts from the
Glenkeir Treasures Range, those on board
were also gifted a goodie bag courtesy
of The Whisky Shop and Caledonian
Sleeper containing a whisky miniature
with tasting notes showcasing The W Club
whisky subscriptions, along with a copy
of the retailer’s magazine, Whiskeria.
A brand known for ‘Unlocking the Mystery
of Whisky’ for its customers, the
sessions were well received by guests
heading north to both Edinburgh and
Ryan Flaherty, Serco’s guest experience
director at Caledonian Sleeper said:
"What better way to celebrate Whisky
Month than with a tasting of some of the
finest drams on board one of Scotland’s
iconic rail services.
“We always seek to provide our guests
with experiences that showcase the best
of Scotland, whether it be locally
sourced food or unique whiskies. We hope
our guests enjoyed the experience, which
was courtesy of The Whisky Shop."
Scott Dunn, manager at The Whisky Shop
in Inverness and one of the experts who
joined guests on board added: "Whether
it’s light and delicate or a more
powerful dram, we thrive on bringing the
story of whisky to life, and helping
people decide which to taste next.
"We very much enjoyed sharing our
knowledge with those travelling with
Caledonian Sleeper from London during
Whisky Month, and hope that guests enjoy
continuing their whisky adventure when
they get home."
The Whisky Shop has stores across the
UK, including London, Edinburgh and