A specialist whisky bar in Amsterdam will make history next week when it holds the Netherlands’ first ever judging session of a prestigious Scotch whisky awards contest. JD William’s Whisky Bar will invite customers to cast their votes in the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival Whisky Awards on Friday, March 17 – the first time that votes have been cast outside Scotland in a brand new series of international judging sessions.
Whisky fans in the city will be invited to sample eight different single malt Speyside whiskies and place a vote for their favourite dram in four different age categories. But they will have to cast their vote on taste and aroma alone.
‘They will not know which whisky is in their glass until after all the votes have been counted’
The Harrow Whisky Festival was held on 15 – 16 January 2016. It was the very first time this festival took place and I could tell from day one, that this was very exciting for those who organized it. The location where this whisky event was held was Grim’s Dyke Hotel, a fantastic looking hotel with some impressive architecture, based on architect Norman Shaw’s designs, famous for pioneering a particular style of old English house with a Gothic influence.
A must see for those who love TV series like Dr Who and more for this place is popular as a shooting location for series and movies. When you listen very carefully, you can hear: exterminate,exterminate in the hallway.
Whisky and water, scotch on the rocks – now there is a new perfect match for the nation’s favourite tipple as Scotland gears up to celebrate its Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design in 2016.
The Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival, which takes place in Scotland’s most prolific whisky producing region, will show how the multi-million pound global industry has been built on the exact principles which will be nationally recognized over the next 12 months.
A new Whisky Festival is coming soon to London – the Harrow Whisky Festival. This fabulous festival will take place in January 2016 at a stunning location, Grimsdyke, just 12 miles from London.
A Speyside malt will be the toast of an international whisky festival – after being specially selected as the signature drink of its 2015 event. An expression of SPEY from Speyside Distillery single malt has been chosen for Whisky Live Holland’s bottling of the year.
The event – the oldest and largest event dedicated to whisky in the Netherlands – has bought a SPEY 2007 single cask sherry butt which will be bottled at cask strength and sold in limited numbers. Each bottle will have a 2015 festival labelling which will include the cask and bottle number,making it a highly collectible item. Continue reading
Decadent handmade chocolates will find their perfect whisky partners during the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival. On first impressions, it may seem like an unusual coupling, but find the right chocolate and the right dram and it makes for a marriage made in heaven.
A whisky and chocolate tasting event taking place during this year’s festival will demonstrate how both whisky and chocolate reflect their origin. Just as different regions produce distinct flavours of whisky, so too do cocoa beans reflect individual characters from their origins.
An events organiser who has helped to manage one of the world’s biggest bagpiping events is turning her attention to Scotland’s other iconic national symbol – whisky.
Pery Zakeri has been appointed to the role of festival administrator for the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival, working alongside the board of directors to deliver the 2015 programme.
A post in honor of International Women of Whisky Day, May 3. Women over the world answered questions I’ve send them. And today it’s ready for spreading.
I can’t post everything, that would be to much.
This means it will be a short serie about Whisky Women with lovely quotations.
The Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival has honoured three whisky aficionados who have made an outstanding contribution to the event and the wider whisky industry. The three ambassadors – two of them from overseas – were presented with ambassador awards for their services to Scotland’s national drink at the Festival launch last night (Thursday, 1 May 2014).
Bunnahabhain Single Malt Whisky is offering an exclusive chance to attend the biggest event in the whisky calendar, Feis Ile – the Islay Festival of Malt and Music.
The digital competition, The Helmsman’s Trail, will run over a four-week period and challenges discerning whisky lovers to find four bottles of Bunnahabhain hidden around Islay. Each week, a winner will be awarded an exclusive prize before the grand prize draw on 12th May, where one lucky entrant will win a trip to Islay to attend the Bunnahabhain Open Day and welcome the Helmsman home.