Islay Distilleries Blind Tasting Event
*For those of you who have already booked, you won't need to book again!*
Destination Cellars is excited to announce that we will be presenting a blind whisky tasting of all nine distilleries on Islay, on Friday October 22nd at 7.30pm in the beautiful surrounds of the RACV Hotel, Hobart. Grab your smoking jacket and fluffy slippers as we bring the wonderful whiskies of Islay to you. Your ticket will be a passport to the promised land of peated perfection.
Here is the line up of Islay whiskies on offer:
Ardbeg has been called “as close to perfection as makes no difference,” by whisky connoisseurs. Proof then, that Ardbeg truly deserves its incredible reputation. It’s a whisky that’s worshipped around the world. In the past ten years, six different Ardbeg expressions have won prestigious titles including World Whisky of the Year, Scotch Whisky of the Year and World’s Best Single Malt.
Bowmore is the first licensed Islay distillery. It has stood on the shores of Lochindaal, a sea loch opening out into the wild Atlantic Ocean, since 1779. To this day, the distillery still operates in traditional ways, honouring the origin whisky-making techniques. Bowmore is still hand crafted today. Time is invested at every stage. And this care and attention to detail create the unique and timeless house style of Bowmore. Unparalleled single malts that remain unimitated and age like no other on Islay.
Bruichladdich is living proof that the traditional whisky regions of Scotland make no sense. Please don’t think that labelling a whisky “Islay” has anything to do with taste because the truth is far more complicated and interesting.
Bunnahabhain is situated at the end of a small single track road, on the shores of the Sound of Islay, Bunnahabhain is known for its spectacular surroundings and delicious signature unpeated Islay Single Malt Whisky.
Caol Ila - Pronounced “Cull Eela”. It’s the Gaelic name for the Sound of Islay, which separates the island from Jura. For some, the distillery’s pronunciation is as remote as its location, sitting as it does on the rugged eastern coast, where it has remained hidden from view since 1846. However you say it, the fine, smoky whisky produced by generations of islanders is worth exploring.
Kilchoman was the first distillery to be built on Islay in over 124 years. Founded in 2005, Kilchoman is Islay’s only farm distillery, producing Scotland’s only Single Farm Single Malt.
Lagavulin - The definitive Islay malt—intensely flavoured, smoky and rich. The windswept Isle of Islay instils a strength of character into everything it produces and its here, nestled in a small bay that our beloved Lagavulin whisky has been made for over 200 years.
Laphroaig, so called after its location, ‘broad hollow by the bay.’ Laphroaig's whisky making tradition has been passed down by distillery managers since the first drop rolled off the still in 1815. Ian Hunter, Bessie Williamson, John MacDougal, Denise Nicole, Iain Henderson and the incumbent John Campbell were all protective custodians of the art of Laphroaig. Each brought their own influence, of course, but all respected the unique elements that make Laphroaig the whisky it is. The Kilbride Stream, hand-cut peat, floor malted barley, cold-smoking kilns, mash tuns, copper alchemy and the subtlety of oak aging. Each and every stage crucial in producing the most richly flavoured of all Scotch whiskies.
Ardnahoe represents the next chapter in the captivating story of the Whisky Isle of Islay. This is an independent bottling that has been produced by the new kid on the block, Ardnahoe who prides itself on being a modern distillery, set beautifully in a stunning location, that employs rigorously traditional methods and values. The spirit being produced is sweet, smoky and smooth yet peaty and spicy – unique and dynamic to its very core.
Tickets are $95 per person and must be booked in advance as seats are limited.
Stock from the event will be available for purchase at discounted rates on the night, plus great stories, finger food and good times will be provided.
Where: The RACV Hobart Hotel, 154-156 Collins St, Hobart TAS 7000
When: Friday evening October 22nd at 7.30pmQuestions: 0362313400 or email@example.com
* Your order number will be your booking number. You will not need or be issued a ticket, as we have your booking details. We will touch base with you again a day before the event. Thank you for booking with Destination Cellars.
**refunds are given with up to 24 hours notice