Distilled Events Whisky Tastings in London

London Whisky Tastings

We were back in London last week hosting private whisky tastings. We hosted whisky tastings for clients at two venue venues in central London. The first was at The In and Out Naval and Military Club in St James’s Square not far from Pall Mall. The second of our whisky tastings was at a venue where we have hosted many whisky tastings in the past, The Royal Automobile Club on Pall Mall.

Our Exclusive Whisky Tasting Experiences in London

Each of our whisky tastings in London are different depending on whether the whisky tasting is a stand alone event or whether it is to be in conjunction with a function or conference that has been arranged by our clients. Our tastings are bespoke, exclusive and authentic. We have worked at the coal face of whisky production is some of Scotland’s most iconic distilleries such as Lagavulin, Caol Ila and Kilchoman so our whisky tastings in London are as authentic as can be. Here us what to expect when you book us to host your whisky tasting for you whether at the office, at your corporate event or for your private party:

  • Passionate, engaging and enthusiastic whisky industry experts as hosts
  • Single malt Scotch whiskies selected for their quality
  • A whisky tasting designed to work with your event
  • All glassware provided
  • Option to include handmade chocolates from The Highland Chocolatier paired with each whisky

Enquire About a Whisky Tasting

If you would like more information about our whisky tastings or if you would like to check our availability or to book a tasting please call David on 07875 405 980 or complete the contact form below and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Exclusive Whisky Tastings in Glasgow

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We host whisky tasting events in Glasgow, Edinburgh and surrounding areas. Our clients in Glasgow and Edinburgh require different whisky tasting solutions for different occasions so when you book with us we will design and host a tasting that fits perfectly with your needs. If you are arranging a private party, an event, meeting or conference our whisky tastings are a great way to entertain guests or delegates, we engage with people bringing the world of single malt whisky to life whilst they network with suppliers, customers or colleagues.

Whisky Tastings in Glasgow

As well as working in the whisky industry for many years, we have worked at the coal face of whisky production. Our experience comes from operations management in iconic Scottish distilleries such as Caol Ila Distillery, Lagavulin Distillery and Kilchoman Distillery on the island of Islay in the Hebrides. When we host a whisky tasting for you, you can be sure that it will be as authentic as can be.

What to Expect at a Whisky Tasting in Glasgow

  1. Our hosts are knowledgable, experienced, and passionate. They’ve worked in iconic malt whisky distilleries in Scotland.
  2. We hand pick single malt whiskies from around Scotland chosen firstly for their quality but also they are always drams that are close to our hearts.
  3. As a delicious optional extra we can pair the whiskies with beautiful handmade chocolates from The Highland Chocolatier from Grandtully near Pitlochry in the Scottish Highlands.
  4. All glassware is provided.
  5. We’ll liaise with you and the venue to ensure that we deliver the perfect whisky tasting for your guests.

Enquire about a Whisky Tasting in Glasgow or Edinburgh

If you would like more information about a whisky tasting in Scotland for your private party meeting, conference or corporate event please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Please call David Wood on 07875 405 980 or complete the contact form at the bottom of this page and we will be back to you very quickly.

If you are interested in more information about our whisky tastings in London please complete the form below and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Private Corporate Whisky Tasting Experience!

A Very Special Whisky Tasting in Sheffield

I hosted a very special whisky tasting at the Tankersley Manor Hotel and Spa near Sheffield at the weekend. This booking was one of those that was postponed due to Covid 19. It was lovely to be asked to host the whisky tasting as it is the third that I have hosted for this company already. It is nice to know that they enjoy my tastings so much!

Whisky Dinner

My customer had invited their guests from all around the world to attend a multi day training session, I had been asked to host the whisky tasting at their dinner on the last night of the course. I served two of the whiskies with dessert and with the cheese boards. I decided to serve Auchentoshan 12 year old Lowland single malt whisky from the banks of the river Clyde in Glasgow. There was a lovely selection of cheeses on the table and I recommended that guests enjoy the lovely sherry matured Bunnahabhain 12 year old single malt whisky from the North East shores of the Isle of Islay in the Southern Hebrides where I spent a number of years living and working.

The Whisky

After the Auchentoshan 12 year old single malt whisky and the Bunnahabhain we tasted another 4 whiskies.

I regularly show Talisker 10 year old single malt whisky from the Isle of Skye. I love to give my guests Talisker to try as to me it is one of the best whiskies from Scotland for portraying it’s provenance, placeless and for speaking about terroir. I was lucky enough to live on the Isle of Skye for a while and even just the nose of Talisker reminds me of walking back from the pub in Portree on a Saturday night and experiencing the smell of peat reek coming from the croft kitchens.

Following Talisker I served Caol Ila 12 year old single malt whisky from the Isle of Islay. Caol Ila was the first whisky that when I tasted it didn’t simply taste of whisky. It wasn’t until I tasted Caol Ila in the old Earl Grey Inn on the Ashbourne Road in my home town of Leek in Staffordshire that my whisky journey really began. I loved Caol Ila so much that I started to visit the Isle of Islay regularly. Cutting a very long story short I then became the Distillery Manager at Caol Ila Distillery, making the equivalent of 18 million bottles of my favourite whisky every year. Some journey for a whisky enthusiast!

Following the Caol Ila I then served a new edition from Ardbeg Distillery on Islay, the fantastic Ardbeg Wee Beastie, a full bodied and heavily peated single malt whisky. The tasting concluded with one of my own single cask single malt whiskies, a Fraoch Mòinteach single cask single malt whisky distilled in 2003 at Bunnahabhain Distillery and bottled at the cask strength of 53.5% abv.

Would You Like a Private Single Malt Whisky Tasting?

If you are interested in having a single malt whisky tasting experience at your home, or at the office please do get in touch with me. Please call me (David) on 07875 405 980, or complete the contact form below and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

It’s So Good To Be Back….

I’m absolutely delighted to have finally made our Guided Speyside Distilleries Experience happen!

Due to covid, the last couple of years has been a test to say the least for Distilled Events, indeed if it wasn’t for one of my best whisky customers, Sean Ruffell of Organic North Wholesalers, suggesting that we launch Moorland Veg box my tasting and tours company would not exist.

Without the very, very hard work done by Leonie Wood, especially when she’s a pair of hands down when I’m gallivanting north of the border I wouldn’t have been able to achieve any of this, so thanks to Leonie for everything she does that allows me the time to do what I do.

Our group of ten guests from the UK, US and Norway had an amazing time in Speyside and the Highlands. We put together an itinerary of 15 distillery visits including tours and tastings at no less than 12 distilleries. Guests enjoyed beautiful meals at Burgie House and enjoyed coach travel supplied by Mayne’s Coaches, our driver Alfie ensuring our guests were looked after and arrived on time at each distillery experience.

I’d like to thank Bob Krizek for asking me to arrange this trip nearly 3 years ago, after 2 postponements due to covid and after having to find new accommodation at the last minute after a major fire at the house we had originally booked, I’m so glad we finally delivered the experience for Bob and his guests.

We had tastings and tours at:

Benriach Distillery

Glen Garioch Distillery

Blair Athol Distillery

Aberfeldy Distillery

Glendronach Distillery

Glenfarclas Distillery

Glenallachie Distillery

Balvenie Distillery

Wolfburn Distillery

Pulteney Distillery

Benromach Distillery

Glenmorangie Distillery (thanks Eddie Them for giving us such a great afternoon!).

We put together a team of helpers and suppliers that made for a magical trip for our guests. Thanks goes to Alfie and Mayne’s Coaches of Buckie for the fantastic coach service, to Maeve & Fiona from the Annoying Little Jobs Company for your housekeeping service, to the team at Burgie House for letting us stay in your fantastic, cosy, (but incredibly large!) property, to the incredible Anne Barns-Graham for the lovely food, laughs and wine drinking solidarity and to Justina Dailydytė of My Scottish Diary who helped to deliver what was a totally magical experience for our guests, capturing some wonderful pics for us all to treasure, and joining in with the wine solidarity (I can’t thank you enough for all your help Justina and it was great that you were able to join us).

Between us we absolutely smashed it and my heartfelt thanks goes to you all for making it such a memorable experience, for helping me to get Distilled Events back on it’s feet again and for helping me be….well…me again.

We’ve already arranged the dates for our next Guided Speyside Distilleries Experience. This will be a 7 night experience commencing Monday 3rd April 2023 at Burgie House, Forres. If you would like to join us please contact me on 07875 405 980 or send an email via the contact page.

Our Guided Distillery Experiences include your accommodation, all meals prepared by our chef, a full itinerary of distillery tours and tastings, transport to and from all distillery experiences, and myself as your host throughout.

You would be welcome to join us in Scotland!

Slainte!

David

Whisky Tasting For Your Stag Party in The Peak District in 2020!

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Would you like a whisky tasting at your stag party in the Peak District?

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!

Fancy a Whisky Tasting For Your Stag Party in 2020?

Let us arrange a fun and informative whisky tasting for your very special stag do in the Peak District in 2020. During the tasting your guests will taste 6 awesome single malt whiskies from around Scotland. I’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!

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 (I can pair the whiskies with each course), or as after dinner entertainment.

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

I’ve worked with whisky for 20 years, I’ve produced it, bottled it, marketed it, retailed it and presented it. For years I worked at the coal face of whisky production on the Isle of Islay in the Hebrides where I was Brand Home Manager at Lagavulin Distillery before becoming Distillery Manager at the largest distillery on Islay, the mighty Caol Ila. My tastings are therefore very authentic as well as being good fun.

Looking for Peak District Accommodation in 2020?

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 these companies:

Peak Venues – Large Group Self Catering Accommodation in the UK

Large Accommodation Stag party hen party

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 below 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!!