Scotland is seeing a boom in new distilleries and the first of the new wave have recently come of age and started to bottle whisky. In this session we’ll be chatting with three of the most anticipated distilleries in Scotland, and each will be pouring not only their first release, but also something special they’ve found just for us.
We’ll be joined by:
- Torabhaig – the second-ever legal distillery to be built on the Isle of Skye, sat by the sea on the south coast. Founded in 2017, the distillery’s first release was delayed by the pandemic and flew off the shelves when it finally landed in early 2021. This is a rare chance to try not only the first sold-out release, but also a specially selected cask sample to see what might be coming next.
- Dornoch Distillery – the Thompson brothers are well known in the whisky world for their curation of the excellent Dornoch Castle Hotel whisky bar, and their distillery is hidden at the back of the hotel in an old fire station. They’re focused on old-fashioned whisky made slowly and with the finest ingredients. We’ll be trying their first release – from the first cask they ever filled, as well as something special from the warehouse.
- Ardnamurchan – Adelphi have been known for independently bottling some of Scotland’s finest whiskies, but after years of waiting they have now started bottling their own. Hiding on the remote Ardnamurchan peninsula, the eponymous distillery is already turning heads with its early releases, and we’ll be trying its inaugural release. Along with that, they’ll also be bringing something special to show us what’s in store.