Gin Tasting in Manchester

Gin Tasting

It has been a busy few weeks here at Distilled Events. We have been hosting both gin tasting and whisky tasting events all over the UK as well as looking after guests from all over the world on our Guided Islay Distillery Experiences. We’ve even been to Germany to host a whisky masterclass for 65 guests for a whisky club in Munich!

Gin Tasting for a Corporate Event in Manchester

We were delighted to be asked to host a gin tasting at a corporate event in central Manchester last week for 50 guests. As always we provided everything needed to make the event successful including 300 glasses, tonics, garnishes and of course the gin! Given that the gin tasting was taking place in Manchester we wanted to include some more local gins in this tasting as well as our usual favourites. We’ve included a list of the gins that we presented at our gin tasting in Manchester as well as which garnishes we served them with below.

Whittaker’s Gin Was a Favourite at our Manchester Gin Tasting

Set List for our Manchester Gin Tasting!

Manchester Three Rivers Gin – Manchester 40% abv
Serve: Apricot and Rosemary

Whittaker’s Gin – Harrogate, Yorkshire 42% abv
Serve: Thyme

Hunter’s Cheshire Gin – Knutsford, Cheshire 43.3% abv
Serve: Lime

Shining Cliff Floral Gin – White Peak Distillery, Derbyshire 45% abv
Serve: Orange

Botanist Gin – Islay, Scotland 46% abv
Serve: Lime

Haymans Royal Dock Navy Strength Gin – London 57% abv
Serve: Lemon

Contact Us About a Gin Tasting

We would love to hear from you. If you are interested in talking to us about our gin or whisky tastings, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Either complete the form below and we will get back to you very quickly or give David a call on 07875 405 980

The awesome Shining Cliff Floral Gin from White Peak Distillery in Ambergate, Derbyshire. We love to serve this with a slice of orange and Fever Tree Indian Tonic

Fraoch Mòinteach Edition VI

Queen of the Moorlands Whisky

At last! The long awaited 6th Edition of our The Moorland Distiller Fraoch Mòinteach range of rare whiskies is nearly here!

Our Latest Single Cask Whisky

For those whisky lovers with a sweet tooth this is very much the dram for you. Our latest single cask single malt whisky hails from a remote area of Speyside, a stones throw from Cromdale and not too far from Grantown on Spey.

This very special whisky has been drawn straight from a single sherry cask where it has matured for the entire 14 years of its life during which time the spirit has taken on a wealth of rich and sweet flavours. This has resulted in a very easy drinking dram indeed even though it has been bottled at the natural cask strength of 57.3% which is just over 100 proof!

The spirit was distilled in 2005 and it was bottled in June 2019 without any colouring or chill filtration. The whisky is drawn directly from the cask, is completely natural, has all its natural oils and bottled without the addition of water.

Whisky label art
Our character is a cooper on the Edition VI label. Here he is depicted driving the hoops on a large whisky cask

Unique Whisky Labels

Our Fraoch Mòinteach labels are skillfully designed by Dr Curly from Dr Curly’s Toothbrush illustrations. He uses nothing but a toothbrush to create his incredible illustrations. Each of our Fraoch Mòinteach Editions depict our character performing different tasks often seen in a whisky distillery.

Each of the labels are individually numbered and signed.

On the Fraoch Mòinteach Edition VI label, our character is using a hammer and a coopers driver to drive the hoops on a large whisky cask. In preparation for a cask being filled with spirit, coopers drive the hoops to make sure that the staves are as tight as possible so as to avoid any leaks of the precious whisky and to limit the loss to the angels, AKA the Angels Share.

Order a Bottle

We have taken pre-orders for many of the Edition VI bottles available but there are still a few left. The price is £85 per bottle and we can arrange shipping to UK addresses and sometimes overseas too.

If you are interested in enquiring about purchasing a bottle, please complete the form below and we will be in touch as soon as possible!

Previous Fraoch Mòinteach Releases

Islay Whisky Festival 2020 With Distilled Events

Whisky Tasting Masterclasses at The Islay Whisky Festival 2020

Once again I will be hosting Single Malt Whisky Masterclasses on Islay during the Islay Whisky Festival 2020. This is an exclusive opportunity to attend a tasting featuring drams from the different distilleries on Islay hosted by a former Caol Ila distillery manager.

I have no links to any distilleries so my tastings give guests an unbiased look in to the distilling industry on Islay. We’ll be tasting some awesome drams, both proprietary bottlings and independently bottled drams.

Dates and times for our Single Malt Whisky Masterclasses on Islay during the 2020 Islay Whisky Festival will be posted here in the near future so please watch this space!

If you would like to enquire about attending one of our exclusive tastings at the Islay Whisky Festival 2020, please complete the form below and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Islay Whisky Festival 2020

The 2020 Islay Whisky Festival is set to begin on Friday 22nd May and run for just over a week until Saturday 30th May. Just like last year, we will be hosting a number of whisky masterclasses. Our tasting events on Islay are very special because we show whiskies from each of the distilleries as we are not tied to any of them. Our tasting events are therefore biased to one thing, Islay whiskies!

Join Our Events at The Islay Whisky Festival 2020

If you would like to express an interest in attending one of our events at the Islay Whisky Festival 2020, please fill in the contact form above and we will reserve your tickets and contact you for payment as soon as they are released.

Islay Festival Accommodation Available – On Our All Inclusive Week Long Guided Islay Distilleries Experience – Sorry this experience is now sold out – Join us in 2021!

We will be hosting an exclusive, week long guided Islay distilleries experience commencing Saturday 23rd May 2020. We are working closely with one of the largest sporting estates on the island to offer the Ultimate Islay Experience for up to 8 very lucky guests who are looking for the very best of what Islay has to offer during the greatest whisky festival in the world.

Whats Included In The Ultimate Islay Whisky Festival Experience?

  • Luxury traditional farmhouse accommodation with stunning Islay mountain views and roaring fires
  • All food specially prepared for guests including a three course evening meal each day
  • All transport to and from distillery events and transfers to and from the ferry or plane
  • A full itinerary of distillery tours and tastings
  • Myself David Wood, former Caol Ila Distillery Manager as your host for the week
  • The opportunity to fish for wild brown trout on the loch adjacent to the house
  • Deer stalking as an optional extra

Exclusive Islay Whisky Festival Accommodation

Our guests will be staying in a very large traditional sporting estate house for the entire week. The house is very well equipped and has plenty of space so as to ensure that all guests have privacy. There are spectacular views across Islay from both the library and the dining room, the perfect rooms to relax and have a dram whilst looking for golden eagle and sea eagle which are regularly spotted nearby.

Islay Whisky Festival 2020 Distillery Events

There are currently 9 distilleries on Islay, and soon to be 10 once the new Port Ellen Distillery is in operation. There is also a distillery on Jura, the neighbouring island, Jura Distillery. The other distilleries which will be holding special events throughout the week are Ardbeg, Ardnahoe, Bruichladdich, Bunnahabhain, Lagavulin, Caol Ila, Bowmore, Kilchoman, Laphroaig and Jura.

The distillery events programmes tend to be released a couple of months before the whisky festival commences. Once published, you will be able to book tickets for events at each distillery, but be sure to keep an eye out as they book up very quickly!

We hope to see you at one of our tasting events at the Islay Whisky Festival 2020!

Slainte and happy drams!

David

Stag Party Whisky Tastings

Stag party whisky tastings

Planning the perfect stag party or more often than not, a stag do that lasts an entire weekend, isn’t the easiest of things to do. You are tasked with filling a huge amount of activities for the stag and his guests to enjoy. We host whisky tastings for stag parties whether in a private residence or at the self catering property you have hired for the special weekend!

Private Whisky Tasting For Your Stag Party

Let us arrange a fun and informative whisky tasting for your very special stag party wherever the venue in the United Kingdom. During the tasting your guests will taste 6 awesome single malt whiskies from around Scotland. We’ll talk your stag party guests through the history of Scotch whisky and how it makes the incredible journey from field to table.

The whiskies that we present are drams that you are less likely to see on the supermarket shelves. There will be guests amongst your stag party who think they don’t like whisky, don’t worry, we will try our very best to change their minds!

Stag Party Whisky Tasting Host

When you book us to host a stag party whisky tasting you can be sure of an authentic whisky tasting experience. We have worked in every aspect of the whisky distilling industry from managing production of iconic whiskies from the Isle of Islay to bottling and retailing our own single malt whiskies.

Most other companies offering whisky tastings haven’t the experience that we have. We are not brand ambassadors, we are not tied to any brand, we simply show the whiskies that we love. Our tastings are fun and above all authentic!

Contact Us!

For more info about our private whisky tastings please see below. If you would like to contact us or to check availability or to book, please call David on 07875 405 980 or complete the form below and we’ll be back to you quickly.

Bunnahabhain Warehouse Tour

What Is Involved In a Stag Party Whisky Tasting?

When you arrange a whisky tasting for your stag party with us we will liaise with you to ensure that the event is designed to fit around your other activities, and that the tasting commences at a time convenient to you. That might be before dinner, with dinner (we can pair the whiskies with each course), or as after dinner entertainment.

We bring all of the whisky, the glassware, tasting notes, all we need you to provide us with is some space to conduct the tasting. Some times we use a projector and screen to show a virtual distillery tour, a dining room is great for this.

We have worked with whisky for 25 years, we’ve produced it, bottled it, marketed it, retailed it and presented it. Our tastings are therefore very authentic as well as being good fun.

Looking for Accommodation for a Stag Party?

We host whisky and gin tastings throughout the UK and can travel to any location. We regularly host tasting events in holiday lets and self catering properties. If you are looking for a large holiday rental for your stag party or for your hen do, please click on the links below, we regularly host tastings in properties marketed by Partyhouses Uk. Please click the image below for more info.

 

Party Houses – Big Houses for  Your Special Occasion, Holiday or Business Event

Large Accomodation Stag Party Hen Party

To contact us for more information about our tastings or to enquire about availability for a tasting, please complete the form above and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

We hope to see you at your stag party soon!

David

PS we host gin tastings for stag parties too!!

 

Hen Party Gin Tastings in the Peak District

Gin Tasting Hen Party

Hen Party Gin Tastings in the Peak District National Park!

We love to host gin tastings for hen parties! We also host gin tastings for private parties and at corporate events. We host gin tastings for hen parties and corporate events at venues within the Peak District and all over the UK. Often our tastings take place in large self catering holiday houses.

Gin Tastings Anywhere in the UK!

During our exclusive gin tastings guests taste 6 gins neat before preparing the perfect serve gin & tonic with garnishes as suggested by the distillers. Our tastings are fun and informative and are enjoyed by those both new to the wonderful world of gin and by seasoned enthusiasts!

We provide everything needed to ensure that your guests will thoroughly enjoy the tasting:

  • A range of wonderful gins including craft gins
  • Garnishes for each gin and tonic as recommended by the distiller
  • Tonics to accompany the gin
  • All glassware
  • Tasting notes
  • An industry expert to host the tasting

We specially select the gins that we present at our tastings very carefully. We present authentic gins that we believe have been made properly by passionate distillers who have integrity, knowledge and skill. Above all we present gins that we enjoy and that truly speak of their provenance and placeness due to careful selection of botanicals by the distillers.

Gin Tastings

Gin Tastings For Hen Parties

As well as our regular scheduled gin tasting events around the UK, we arrange private gin tastings for private parties, stag parties, hen parties, corporate events and for special birthdays. We can host a private tasting for you and your guests in your home.

Please contact us here if you would like more information or to book us for a private tasting event. Alternatively please call David on 07875 405 980.

To enquire about a gin tasting anywhere in the UK, please call David on the number above or complete and submit the form below and we will get back to you very quickly.

Accommodation For Hen Parties

We can host your gin tasting wherever you are in the UK, whether in your holiday accommodation or in your own home. We regularly hold gin tastings in the Lake District and the Peak District in large self catering houses. Here are two recommendations for accommodation providers who we work with regularly, please click on the link for more info:

Party Houses UK

Peak Venues