Whisky Tastings

Would you like a whisky tasting at your office or a whisky tasting at home? We host private whisky tastings for corporate events and for private parties anywhere in the UK.

Private Whisky Tastings

Our whisky tastings are different to those hosted by our competitors. Our whisky tastings are authentic. We’ve lived and worked at the coal face of spirit distilling. We’ve managed iconic malt whisky distilleries in Scotland, so when we talk to you about whisky, it is with passion and experience. We are not trying to sell you anything other than Scotland and its gift to the world, Scotch whisky.

We don’t work for any big brands, we are not sales representatives and we are not brand ambassadors but what we are is passionate about good single malt whisky. When we host your whisky tasting we’ll present to you whiskies that we love.

What to Expect From Our Private Whisky Tastings

  • Hosted by either David Wood former Caol Ila Distillery Manager and whisky bottler
  • A tasting of at least six single malt whiskies from around Scotland
  • You’ll hear about the history of the Scotch whisky industry
  • A look into whisky production
  • How to taste whisky and choosing glassware
  • A fun and factual event exploring Scotch whiskies whilst avoiding the usual anecdotes

Enquire About A Whisky Tasting

If you would like more information about our private whisky tastings, or if you would like a quote or to book us for your private whisky event, please don’t hesitate to call David on 07875 405 980 or complete the contact form below and we will get back to you very quickly.

 

 

Peak District Stag Party Activities

Gin Tastings Peak District

If you are looking to arrange a stag party in a rural location, look no further than having your stag do in the Peak District National Park. The Peak District offers a wealth of outdoor activities for stag groups and there are plenty of large self catering houses in stunning locations to choose from. In this blog post we’ve put together a list of fun activities that can be enjoyed by your stag party guests.

Peak District Stag Party Ideas

The Peak District National Park is the perfect place to have your stag party. The scenery is breathtaking with hundreds of miles of trails to explore whether on foot or by cycling. Sitting in a Peak District pub with your friends in front of a roaring fire with a pint of real ale is the perfect way to end the day.

 

Shooting Activities For Your Peak District Stag Do

The Yeaveley Estate near to the beautiful market town of Ashbourne offers a range of activities for corporate groups, stag parties and hen parties. The shooting packages that the estate offers are very popular with stag groups and make a great activity for your Peak District stag do. The estate also offers a fantastic range of other activities perfect for your Peak District stag party such as fly fishing, hovercrafting, archery and game butchery courses and there is on site accommodation too if you’d like your whole Peak District stag weekend to take place in one location. There is even a pub serving good beer and food at the entrance to the estate. Check out The Yeaveley Arms website for more information.

Peak District stag activities

Peak District Stag Party Whisky Tasting

Here at Distilled Events we host whisky tastings for stag parties in the Peak District. We host whisky tastings for stag dos in large self catering houses throughout the Peak District National Park. During our stag group whisky tasting you and your guests will taste 6 wonderful single malt whiskies from around Scotland and hear all about the history of Scotch whisky and how it makes the amazing journey from field to table. To enquire about a whisky tasting for your Peak District stag party or to check availability please call David on 07875 405 980 or click here to use our contact form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Peak District Gin Tastings

At Distilled Events we also host gin tastings. If your party is in the Peak District book us to come to you and we will host your very own gin tasting experience. At our gin tastings guests taste 6 great gins before mixing the perfect serve G&T with each with garnishes as suggested by the distillers. We supply all the gins, glassware, tonics, ice and garnishes and we also include a ‘guess the botanicals’ quiz to make sure the experience is fun as well as informative. For more information or to book a Peak District gin tasting please call David on 07875 405 980 or click here to use our contact form and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Bespoke Cycling Adventures For Peak District Stag Groups

Our friends True North Adventures offer bespoke cycling adventures, E-bike hire and cycling holidays in the Peak District.  True North Adventures guide, teach skills and offer coaching for all cycling disciplines, e-mountain bikes, mountain biking, gravel riding and road riding. They offer unique, bespoke guided cycling adventures throughout the Peak District, Derbyshire Dales and the Staffordshire Moorlands. There is also accommodation available if you would like to keep your stag party in one location in stunning surroundings. There is no better place than the Peak District for a bespoke cycling weekend for your stag party guests.

Peak District Stag Party Activities

Peak District Stag Party Paddlesports

Tittesworth Water Sports offer a wide range of outdoor activities which would make a great day out for guests on your Peak District stag party. Tittesworth reservoir is situated on the Southern edge of the Peak District National park and has stunning views across the Staffordshire Moorlands and The Roaches. There are many things to get involved in at the water sport centre. Your stag party guests could enjoy canoeing, kayaking, raft building, archery, and axe throwing in stunning surroundings. After a day on the water, no trip to Tittesworth is complete without a visit to The Lazy Trout pub for excellent food and ale.

Fly Fishing in the Peak District National Park

For small Peak District stag party groups a day out on the river or on a lake fly fishing for trout is a wonderful way to spend a day beautiful surroundings. The Peak District is one of the best areas for fly fishing in the UK. There are many rivers and lakes to choose from, whether fishing from bank or from a boat. There is also tuition available for novices and guides to help you get the most from your day on the water. Here are some links to some of our favourite places to fly fish:

The Peacock at Rowsley – The Peacock is the hub for the Haddon Estate fisheries which offers some of the finest and most extensive dry fly fishing for wild brown trout and wild rainbow trout in the country. The river Wye is famous for being the only UK river with wild rainbow trout as well as wild brown trout. Fly fishing tuition is available nearby at the Bakewell Fly Fishing Shop with Peter Arfield. Local guides are also available.

Peak district stag activites

 

Ladybower Fishery – If you prefer reservoir fishing Ladybower Fishery in the Upper Derwent Valley offers 13 miles of bank fishing and has 15 boats with petrol outboards for hire. The lake is stocked with both rainbow and blue trout as well as having a population of native wild brown trout.

Peak district stag activities

Peak District Stag Party accommodation

The Peak District has many large self catering holiday houses that are perfect for your Peak District Stag party. We regularly host whisky tastings for stag parties at houses that can be booked via Party Houses UK and Peak Venues. All of the houses are very well equipped, spacious and perfectly situated to get to your Peak District stag do activities.

Large Accomodation Stag Party Hen Party

 

Large Accommodation Stag party hen party

Contact Us

We hope you found our information about Peak District stag party activity ideas useful. If you would like more information about our whisky tastings or gin tastings, please call David on 07875 405 980 or complete the form below and we’ll get back to you very quickly.

 

 

 

 

Whisky Tastings Near You in Autumn 2018

Whisky Tasting

The air is getting cooler and the nights longer, all of a sudden it is feeling very much the time of year that lends itself to enjoying a good single malt whisky by the fire, or failing that 6 drams with us at one of our very special Single Malt Whisky Tasting Experiences at a venue near you soon!

Autumn 2018 Whisky Tastings

The diary is packed with private whisky tastings all over the UK this Autumn but we are also putting together a schedule of Single Malt Whisky Tasting Experiences for which you will be able to buy tickets for you and your whisky friends. We would love to see you at one of our whisky tastings.

 

Brighton – Southern Belle, Hove. 6pm Saturday 10th Nov – Click here for more info and tickets

Alton, Staffordshire The Bulls Head, 7.30pm Thurs 29th Nov – Click here for more info and tickets

Sheffield Picture House Social, 7pm Fri 30th Nov – Click here for more info and tickets

Stone, Staffordshire – Venue TBC – Thurs 13th Dec – Contact us for more info

 

Whisky Tastings

Our whisky tastings are different to those hosted by our competitors. Our tastings are authentic. We’ve lived and worked at the coal face of spirit distilling. We’ve managed iconic malt whisky distilleries in Scotland, so when we talk to you about whisky, it is with passion and experience. We are not trying to sell you anything other than Scotland and its gift to the world, Scotch whisky.

We don’t work for any big brands, we are not sales representatives and we are not brand ambassadors but what we are is passionate about good single malt whisky.

We regularly host both private whisky tastings and ticketed whisky tastings throughout the United Kingdom.

What to Expect From Our Whisky Tastings

  • Always hosted by either David Wood (formerly Distillery Manager at Caol Ila Distillery on Islay or Leonie Wood formerly Marketing and Visitor Centre Manager at Kilchoman Distillery on Islay)
  • A tasting of at least six single malt whiskies from around Scotland
  • You’ll hear about the history of the Scotch whisky industry
  • A look into whisky production
  • How to taste whisky and choosing glassware
  • A fun and factual event exploring Scotch whiskies whilst avoiding the usual anecdotes

Private Whisky Tastings

Wherever you are in the UK (or further afield) we can host a private whisky tasting for you. Whether it be a whisky tasting for your corporate events or a whisky tasting for your clients or a whisky tasting for your stag party, please contact us for more information or to book.

Tastings in The Peak District

We are based in the Peak District National Park. If you are having a family gathering, a stag party or a hen party in the Peak District and you would like information about having us host either a gin tasting or whisky tasting for you in your accommodation please get in touch. We regularly host tastings in large self catering accommodation in the Peak District, including houses owned and managed by Party Houses UK and Peak Venues.

We provide everything you need for your whisky tasting or gin tasting in the Peak District, all we need from you is an area within the property where we can host the tasting.

Contact Us

To get in touch, please complete the form below and we will reply to you very quickly. Alternatively please call David on 07875 405 980.

 

 

Whisky Tastings In Sheffield

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Private Whisky Tasting in Sheffield

We host private whisky tastings in Sheffield and anywhere in the UK. Whether you are looking for a whisky tasting at home, at your office, in your holiday rental for a special occasion for maybe for a birthday or a stag party, contact us today to discuss a bespoke whisky tasting event. We worked for many years at the coal face of whisky production on the Isle of Islay in Scotland so our tastings are authentic as well as fun!

Whisky Tasting Venue in Sheffield

As well as private whisky tastings in Sheffield, we regularly hosted ticketed events at awesome venues like Picture House Social on Abbeydale Road. If you are looking for a venue where your tasting in Sheffield can be hosted, Picture House Social has a huge cocktail bar, pizza bar and even ping pong and so makes the perfect venue for your get together. This venue also has a private cinema where our tastings usually take place.

Whether you’d like a whisky tasting at your birthday celebration, at your corporate event or even for your stag do, call David on 07875 405 980 for more information or fill in the contact form below and we’ll get back to you very quickly.

Scroll down for more information on our Sheffield whisky tastings.

Contact Us About Whisky Tastings in Sheffield

 

What Are Our Whisky Tastings Like

We host whisky tasting events and masterclasses all over the UK and can arrange a private tasting for any group size at your home, party venue or business address. Our whisky tastings take many formats from regional whisky tastings to rare whisky tastings and we also host whisky dinners.

Your hosts David and Leonie Wood have worked in the whisky industry for many years, recently working at Lagavulin, Caol Ila and Kilchoman distilleries on the Isle of Islay. More recently, David was distillery manager at Caol Ila Distillery. Our tastings are as authentic as can be. Whilst most whisky tastings are hosted by sales reps or brand ambassadors or even people who have never visited a malt whisky distillery, we have worked at the coal face of whisky production making us ideal and extremely knowledgeable hosts for your guests.

Our tastings are fun and informative, they are suitable for the newcomer to the wonderful world of single malt whisky and for the seasoned enthusiast.

Whisky Tasting

Regional Whisky Tasting

Our regional whisky tastings are an imbibing journey around the whisky producing regions of Scotland. Guests enjoy a whisky from the regions of Highlands, Speyside, Lowlands, Islands, Campbeltown and Islay. During this tasting we demonstrate the diversity in whisky profiles produced by many distilleries in Scotland.

As part of the regional malt whisky tasting, guests will learn how single malt whisky makes the special journey from field to table. We often take guests on a virtual distillery tour so that we can offer an in-depth explanation about the whisky making process.

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Islay Whisky Tasting

We have lived on Islay and still work on this beautiful island. There are no less than 8 iconic malt whisky distilleries in production on Islay at the moment with a 9th, Ardnahoe Distillery being built right now and rumours of more in planning process. Islay distilleries produce an incredible array of whisky profiles from rich and sweet drams to smokey, medicinal, phenolic, big peaty monsters. There is a dram for everyone on Islay, the whisky isn’t all about the peat. Given our experience at the coal face of whisky production on Islay, we offer a real insight in to what it is like to live and work on the island and an in-depth look at each distillery and the whiskies made there.

This tasting is a must for anyone who is thinking about visiting the magic Isle of Islay. Like all of our tastings it is fun and informative and suitable for the newcomer to single malt whisky and for the seasoned enthusiast.

Rare Whisky Tasting

Our rare whisky tastings showcase whiskies that are hard to find. They may be drams from distilleries that no longer exist, they might be extremely rare distillery only bottlings or limited editions. Often drams in our rare whisky tastings are from single cask bottlings most of which are bottled at natural cask strength.

Islay Whisky Tours

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Whisky Dinner

If you are planning a dinner for your guests we can match each course with the perfect dram. Usually we will talk about the history of Scotch whisky and how whisky is made before dinner and then will introduce each whisky before each course. We’ll explain why we have paired each whisky to each course before guests enjoy their dram with the food.

Contact Us About Your Whisky Tasting

If you are thinking about having a whisky tasting in Sheffield, at your party, business meeting or corporate event, please call David on 07875 405 980 and he will answer all your questions, recommend a package and discuss costs with you.

Get in touch with us today if you would like us to host a very special whisky tasting in Sheffield. Please click here to send an email and we will be back to you as soon as possible.

Slainte

David

Whisky Tastings in The Peak District

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Enjoy a Whisky Tasting In Your Holiday Accommodation

If you are getting together with friends for a break in the Peak District, have us come to you and we’ll host a fun and informative whisky tasting in your holiday accommodation. Prices start from as little as £18 per person for me to come along and host a very special tasting for you. I used to manage one of the largest distilleries in Scotland so when I host a tasting it is authentic and the perfect opportunity for guests to learn from an industry expert, as well as to enjoy damn fine whisky of course!

The Peak District is the perfect destination for large groups to get together, whether it be a family gathering, a stag or hen party or a business meeting, there are dozens of large self catering houses available for hire on a weekly basis or just for a weekend. We regularly host stag party whisky tastings as well as hen party gin tastings, in the peak district and throughout the UK.

Whisky Tastings in Your Peak District Holiday House

We are based in the Peak District so it is easy for us to get to any location within the national park. If you book me to host a whisky tasting in your holiday accommodation I bring along all the glasses, tasting notes, and of course the single malt whiskies and set up in plenty of time for your guests getting together for the tasting.

If you would like to contact to enquire about a private whisky tasting, please complete the form below and we will be back to you as soon as possible! Alternatively please call David on 07875 405 980.

 

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Peak District Whisky Tasting

The Peak District National Park

The Peak District National Park is a wonderful place to holiday, with breathtaking scenery and activities galore for all the family to enjoy. The Peak District became the first national park in the UK in 1951, and with excellent transport links coupled with its proximity to Manchester, Stoke-on-Trent, Derby, Sheffield, Birmingham, the M1 and the M6, it attracts millions of visitors every year.

The Peak District is the perfect destination for large groups to get together, whether it be a family gathering, a stag or hen party or a business meeting, there are dozens of large self catering houses available for hire on a weekly basis or just for a weekend.

Peak District Activities

There is so much to see and do in the Peak District, there really is something for everyone. There are miles of paths to explore, market towns to visit like Buxton, Bakewell, Leek and Ashbourne and many places of historic interest. Outdoor activities such as climbing, sailing, canoeing are very popular.

Fishing in the Peak District

The Peak District is one of the best places to fish in the UK. Many rivers rise in the hills above Leek and Buxton. Within only a couple of miles of each other the rivers Wye, Dove, Dane, Manifold, Goyt and Churnet all emerge and start their long journeys towards the sea. Having so many mountain rivers makes the peak district the fly fisherman’s paradise. The rivers of Derbyshire and Staffordshire are world famous for Trout and Grayling not least because of Izaak Walton and Charles Cotton.

We can arrange fly fishing for you, we can also arrange fishing guides. Please contact us for more information or to arrange fly fishing.

Peak District Gin Tastings

Links to Large Self Catering Houses in the Peak District

Peak Venues: www.peakvenues.co.uk

Peak Venues have many quality large group self catering houses in the Peak District National Park. They have houses that can accommodate 2 to 43 guests. Celebrate birthdays, wedding anniversaries, hen weekends, stag weekends, family reunions, corporate breaks in fabulous rural or village locations.

Large Accommodation Stag party hen party

 

Party Houses: www.partyhouses.co.uk

Party Houses have many top quality large self catering houses in the Peak District and across the Midlands. Again these venues are perfect for family gatherings, corporate breaks and special occasions.

Large Accomodation Stag Party Hen Party

We hope to see you in the Peak District soon!

David