The Whisky Shop Dufftown Autumn Festival 2013

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Here is our programme of events for The Whisky Shop Dufftown Autumn Festival.  Click on the links to book tickets f

We are still working on 3 further tastings and 1 further bus tour.  It is our intention not for our events to clash with each other (except for the food events).

Please note that if you are in Canada or America and are booking tickets please change the delivery country to the United Kingdom.  This is a quirk in the system as we have had to remove these countries from our system as we cannot ship there.


Everyday

From 11:00 each day - Come and pick your favorite blended whisky (The Whisky Shop Dufftown)

Thursday 26 September 2013

18:00 -19:00  It All Started with a Big Dram (The Whisky Shop Dufftown)

A casual tasting of special whiskies selected by Mike Lord which he thinks meets his Big Dram Theory.  Come along and meet other festival guests over some fantastic drams

20:00 - 22:00 Whisky Tasting:  Head to Head - Old v New with local whisky pundit Fred Allen and our very own Vicky Duty


Friday 27 September 2013

09:30 - 13:00 - A bus trip to Glenfarclas for a very special tasting of whiskies from each decade from the 50's to the 10's with Kate Wright

10:00 - 11:00  A Bacon Roll and 4 Nips (St James's Hall)

12:00 - 12:30  Haggis & 4 Nips (St James' Hall)

13:00 - 14:30  Whisky Masterclass from Gordon & MacPhail - Vertical tasting of Benromach (St James' Hall)

15:30 - 17:00 Whisky Masterclass with Stewart Buchanan of BenRiach, GlenDronach and Glenglassaugh (St James' Hall)

18:00 - 19:30 Whisky Masterclass with Jonny McMillan of The Great Whisky Company who will be presenting the lastest selection from Berry Bros & Rudd (St James' Hall)

21:00 - 22:30  The Whisky Shop Dufftown Whisky Quiz


Saturday 28th September 2013

10:00 - 11:00  A Bacon Roll and 4 Nips (St James' Hall)

11:00 - 15:00 In-Store tasting with Wemyss (The Whisky Shop Dufftown) - Free.  No need to book just come along.

12:00 - 12:30  Haggis & 4 Nips (St James' Hall)

13:00 - 14:30 Whisky Masterclass (TBC)

15:00 - 16:30  Whisky Masterclass with Antonia Bruce of Adelphi (St James' Hall)

17:30 - 19:00  Whisky Masterclass with Peter MacKay of the Scottish Liqueur Centre & Carn Mor (St James' Hall)


Sunday 29th September 2013

10:00 - 11:00  A Bacon Roll and 4 Nips (St James' Hall)

11:00 - 15:00 Sunday Kitchen with David Sinclair who will be pairing various Diageo whiskies with different foods (The Whisky Shop Dufftown) - Free.  No need to book just come along.

11:00 - 15:00 In-Store Tasting with Tweddale Blended Whisky

12:00 - 12:30  Haggis & 4 Nips (St James' Hall)

15:30 - 17:00  Whisky and Beer Tapas with Spey Valley Brewery (St James' Hall)

18:00 - 19:30  Whisky Masterclass from Kilchoman

20:30 - 22:30 An Evening of Music, Poetry and Laughter with Robin Laing (St James' Hall)


Monday 30th September 2013

10:00 - 11:00  A Bacon Roll and 4 Nips (St James' Hall)

12:00 - 12:30  Haggis & 4 Nips (St James' Hall)

13:00 - 14:30  Whisky Masterclass with Stephen MacConnachie of Whyte & MacKay (St James' Hall)

15:00 - 16:30  Whisky Masterclass (Details to be Confirmed)

17:30 - 19:00  Whisky Masterclas with Mark Watt of Cadenheads (St James' Hall)

20:00 - 22:00  The Drams Party (The Whisky Shop Dufftown)


Here are some events you will also be interested in during the festival:

ABERLOUR DISTILLERY

For the events at Aberlour distillery prepayment is required at time of booking. Refunds are available up to 48 hours before tour commencement, after this time no refunds will be given.

Due to the unique nature of our tours all are conducted in English and are for over 18years of age only.

To book call the distillery direct on 01340 881249

“Casks From The Past” - Tastings on: Thursday 26th and Monday 30th September at 11.30am Cost £30.00 - Max 10 persons

An exclusive tasting of very special whiskies conducted in the comfort of the VIP Fleming rooms.

The tasting starts with the sherry cask sample which is the limited edition bottling created especially for the bicentenary of Aberlour village in 2012.  Next is  a sample of Aberlour single malt cask strength whisky aged for over twenty-five years in a bourbon cask and as well as a sample of a 1978 vintage cask strength Aberlour drawn from both bourbon and sherry casks which have been vatted together to show you the best of both worlds. The final dram will be something very old and very special indeed which we are keeping as a surprise. Total age of the whiskies sampled is 110 years!!

This tasting will take place in the comfort of the VIP Fleming Rooms and at the end there will be a surprise free gift for all participants .Please note this tasting does not include a tour of the Aberlour Distillery.

Please note this tasting does not include a tour of the Aberlour Distillery - For Bookings and Information - Please Phone: 44 [0]1340 881249 or aberlour.admin@chivas.com.

The Managers Double - Saturday 28th September at 10.30- Cost £130.00 - Max 10 persons

A brand new exclusive tour and tasting hosted by the Distillery Manager and The Visitor Centre Manager.

We start with an informal talk about the history of distilling from centuries ago up to the present date whilst savouring a dram of Aberlour Whisky. Tour the distillery with the manager and find out the answers to those questions you always wanted to ask  Nose the different Spirit Cuts and compare spirit  samples from 3 different Distilleries. Then try our “Casks From the Past” tasting, sampling 4 very exclusive drams with a combined age of 110 years! Finally a visit to Warehouse 6 to draw a sample from a special cask.

Visit includes a complimentary 70cl bottle of our exclusive limited edition Aberlour Bicentenary Whisky (Value £90.00), and a free gift.

Cost £130.00

Duration -  2.5 hours

WSD Autumn Festival 2013

WSD Autumn Festival 2013