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    14 October 2019 from 13:00 to 16:00 - Mortlach History and Whisky Walk

    Location: Highland Spirit Bed and Breakfast Start: 13:00   End: 16:00 Duration:  3 hours You will first hear the history of Mortlach distillery, (established 1823, the first legal distillery in Dufftown).  This was where William Grant of Glenfiddich fame learned his trade. See how the original smuggling flasks made by the Coppersmith were used to steal whisky?   How did Mortlach whisky pay for health care?  Drink a Mortlach dram to find out. How was illicit whisky made in the Clock Tower when the town was full of Excisemen? A short walk to Mortlach Kirk to see where the Celtic Monks first distilled in 566AD.  The Kirk is the oldest, continually used religious site in the UK.   You will try some of the Monks' aqua vitae.  We visit the grave-robbers watchers hut, the Grant Family grave, have a dram with the 19th century Mortlach Brewer and  hear about the legendary battle with the Danes.   What do the symbols on the 6th Century Pictish stone mean? A stop at the historic kiln of Mortlach Distillery and sip on the renowned but discontinued 16YO Flora and Fauna.  Why the odd 2.81 distillation process?    Learn how the traditional worm-tubs and "Wee Witchie" give Mortlach its oily robust notes.  How did the iconic Pagoda's of Scotland's distilleries come about?  Why does the new pipeline make the cows unhappy?  Partake in some dramming! You will hear about the role of the Mortlach Exciseman and will have a go using some of his original instruments to measure the strength/volume of alcohol. This historical walk is offered by Alistair as a qualified walking guide with nine 15ml drams:. - Wee Witchie12YO - JW Ultimate 18YO - G&M 15YO - Aqua Vitae of Lindores Abbey - G&M Exclusive 19YO - Flora and Fauna 16YO - Cowie's Blue Seal 20YO - Coopers Choice 1995 18YO - G&M 1984 30YO Over 18's only please.  Please ensure you have read our terms and conditions for events.  If you want to contact us about this event please email us on enquiries@whiskyshopdufftown.com or phone us on +44(0)1340 821 097. The price of a ticket to this event includes VAT (VAT No GB 875018023).  
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    12 October 2019 from 13:00 to 16:00 - Mortlach History and Whisky Walk

    Location: Highland Spirit Bed and Breakfast Start: 13:00   End: 16:00 Duration:  3 hours You will first hear the history of Mortlach distillery, (established 1823, the first legal distillery in Dufftown).  This was where William Grant of Glenfiddich fame learned his trade. See how the original smuggling flasks made by the Coppersmith were used to steal whisky?   How did Mortlach whisky pay for health care?  Drink a Mortlach dram to find out. How was illicit whisky made in the Clock Tower when the town was full of Excisemen? A short walk to Mortlach Kirk to see where the Celtic Monks first distilled in 566AD.  The Kirk is the oldest, continually used religious site in the UK.   You will try some of the Monks' aqua vitae.  We visit the grave-robbers watchers hut, the Grant Family grave, have a dram with the 19th century Mortlach Brewer and  hear about the legendary battle with the Danes.   What do the symbols on the 6th Century Pictish stone mean? A stop at the historic kiln of Mortlach Distillery and sip on the renowned but discontinued 16YO Flora and Fauna.  Why the odd 2.81 distillation process?    Learn how the traditional worm-tubs and "Wee Witchie" give Mortlach its oily robust notes.  How did the iconic Pagoda's of Scotland's distilleries come about?  Why does the new pipeline make the cows unhappy?  Partake in some dramming! You will hear about the role of the Mortlach Exciseman and will have a go using some of his original instruments to measure the strength/volume of alcohol. This historical walk is offered by Alistair as a qualified walking guide with nine 15ml drams:. - Wee Witchie12YO - JW Ultimate 18YO - G&M 15YO - Aqua Vitae of Lindores Abbey - G&M Exclusive 19YO - Flora and Fauna 16YO - Cowie's Blue Seal 20YO - Coopers Choice 1995 18YO - G&M 1984 30YO Over 18's only please.  Please ensure you have read our terms and conditions for events.  If you want to contact us about this event please email us on enquiries@whiskyshopdufftown.com or phone us on +44(0)1340 821 097. The price of a ticket to this event includes VAT (VAT No GB 875018023).  
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    10 October 2019 from 13:00 to 16:00 - Mortlach History and Whisky Walk

    Location: Highland Spirit Bed and Breakfast Start: 13:00   End: 16:00 Duration:  3 hours You will first hear the history of Mortlach distillery, (established 1823, the first legal distillery in Dufftown).  This was where William Grant of Glenfiddich fame learned his trade. See how the original smuggling flasks made by the Coppersmith were used to steal whisky?   How did Mortlach whisky pay for health care?  Drink a Mortlach dram to find out. How was illicit whisky made in the Clock Tower when the town was full of Excisemen? A short walk to Mortlach Kirk to see where the Celtic Monks first distilled in 566AD.  The Kirk is the oldest, continually used religious site in the UK.   You will try some of the Monks' aqua vitae.  We visit the grave-robbers watchers hut, the Grant Family grave, have a dram with the 19th century Mortlach Brewer and  hear about the legendary battle with the Danes.   What do the symbols on the 6th Century Pictish stone mean? A stop at the historic kiln of Mortlach Distillery and sip on the renowned but discontinued 16YO Flora and Fauna.  Why the odd 2.81 distillation process?    Learn how the traditional worm-tubs and "Wee Witchie" give Mortlach its oily robust notes.  How did the iconic Pagoda's of Scotland's distilleries come about?  Why does the new pipeline make the cows unhappy?  Partake in some dramming! You will hear about the role of the Mortlach Exciseman and will have a go using some of his original instruments to measure the strength/volume of alcohol. This historical walk is offered by Alistair as a qualified walking guide with nine 15ml drams:. - Wee Witchie12YO - JW Ultimate 18YO - G&M 15YO - Aqua Vitae of Lindores Abbey - G&M Exclusive 19YO - Flora and Fauna 16YO - Cowie's Blue Seal 20YO - Coopers Choice 1995 18YO - G&M 1984 30YO Over 18's only please.  Please ensure you have read our terms and conditions for events.  If you want to contact us about this event please email us on enquiries@whiskyshopdufftown.com or phone us on +44(0)1340 821 097. The price of a ticket to this event includes VAT (VAT No GB 875018023).  
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    Glenlivet Nadurra Oloroso Matured OL0818

    Glenlivet Nadurra oloroso has been matured exclusively in first fill oloroso sherry oak casks from the Jerez region of Spain.  The most highly prized and sought after casks used by the whisky makers.  It was bottled in August 2018 from batch number: OL0818
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    Cask Strength Connoisseurs Choice Allt A Bhainne 22 Years Old

    Gordon & Macphail describe this new range as 'The result of more than 120 years in the pursuit of perfection, matching cask with spirit. The Connoisseurs Choice range exemplifies Gordon & Macphail's unrivalled commitment to Single Malt Scotch Whisky. An ever-changing collection of unique perspectives on distilleries' own bottling's. Always non-chill-filtered, these single cask and small batch expressions, are exceptional one-off's.' This is from a refill American hogshead distilled in 1996 and bottled on 6th September 2018 producing 277 bottles.  
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    Distillery Label Strathisla 2006

    Gordon & Macphail describe this new range as 'testimony to the long and unique relationships built over generations. We have been entrusted with new-make spirit from many of Scotland's distilleries to mature in our casks, our way. Offering interesting and complementary perspectives on already great single malts, this highly sought after collection features the original distillery labels licensed to us, making these whiskies even more distinctive.'  
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    Gordon & MacPhail Discovery Bunnahabhain 10 Year Old

    Gordon & MacPhail tell us 'This new Discovery Range was created to offer the utterly dependable and consistent choice of their finest whiskies. Each expression sits within the bold flavour profiles of either 'Sherry', 'Smoky' or 'Bourbon' making these single malts the perfect match for the whisky lover who enjoys exploration through flavour and character.' This Bunnahabhain 10 Years Old has been matured in bourbon barrels.
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    13 October 2019 @ 19:30 - WCF Closing Brilliance

    Location: St James Hall Start: 19:30   End: 22:00 Duration:  2 hours 30 Minutes. Come and celebrate the close of the inaugural Whisky Colours Festival with whisky, food, music and fun. There will be BBQ style food to keep you sustained and music sets during the evening with one from Robin Laing.  All of which are included in the ticket price.  Also their will be a range of samples for you to try from some of the masterclass, as well as the last "drops" from those whiskies that have sadly departed our shop over the last few months.  Please help us give them a good send off! Over 18's only please. Please ensure you have read our terms and conditions for events. If you want to contact us about this event please email enquiries@whiskyshopdufftown.com or phone on +44(0)1340 821 097. The price of a ticket to this event includes VAT (VAT No GB 875018023).
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    Balblair 25 Years Old

    The Distillery says: "For over a quarter of a century, this rare Single Malt has developed and mellowed, becoming concentrated, full-bodied and indulgent, brimming with the dark intensity of chocolate praline and spices. Matured initially in American oak ex-bourbon casks, and then reshaped over the years in Spanish oak for exceptional complexity"
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    Persie Zesty Citrus Gin

    The distillery say: For a cracking flavour, you need a rousing aroma. Persie Gin hits your sense of smell right up front. Just pull out the stopper, close your eyes and breathe it in. The botanicals include Juniper, limes and orange.
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    Persie Herby and Aromatic Gin

    The distillery say; For a cracking flavour, you need a rousing aroma. Persie Gin hits your sense of smell right up front. Just pullout the stopper, close your eyes and breathe it in. The distillery suggest serving on the rocks with a few basil leaves. The botanicals include Juniper, basil, bay leaves and rosemary.
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    12 October 2019 @ 17:00 - Whisky Tasting: The Latest from Murray McDavid with Paul Mckendrick

    Location: St James Hall Start: 17:00   End: 18:15 Duration:  1 hour 15 Minutes. Murray McDavid has a long history of utilising additional forms of maturation to create inspiring expressions from distilleries all over Scotland.  Coleburn is the home of Murray McDavid and that firmly makes it an Independent Bottler with Speyside as its home. Paul Mckendrick will host this tasting which will focus on the brand new releases from this independent bottler. If you are a driver and wish to take part in this event, then we can provide you with sample bottles to take the whiskies away with you and enjoy at a more appropriate time.  Please email us at the address below that you require sample bottles after you have booked your ticket. If you are the designated driver for your group and wish to attend but not take samples away, then you can attend for free.  Do not book a ticket for yourself but please email us to let us know you are coming after the tickets have been booked for the rest of your group.  You must be part of a group to take up this offer. Over 18's only please. Please ensure you have read our terms and conditions for events. If you want to contact us about this event please email enquiries@whiskyshopdufftown.com or phone on +44(0)1340 821 097. The price of a ticket to this event includes VAT (VAT No GB 875018023).
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    King's Hill Gin

    The distillery says - "The award-winning King’s Hill Gin is the first release from our distillery. Piney Juniper berries form the perfect backbone of our gin. Locally-foraged Heather, Rosehips, Gorse and Elderflower add smoothness, depth and character. Best served long with a hearty slice of grapefruit, copious ice and quality Mediterranean tonic. A gin truly fit for a King. – 44% ABV. On the nose: Fresh, fruity with piney juniper On the palate: Smooth, sweet, full bodied and aromatic"
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    Bladnoch 10 Years Old

    Bladnoch 10 years old is a single malt Scotch whisky aged for 10 years in Bourbon Barrels. Master Distiller, Ian Macmillan hand selects every cask to bring together this smooth but intense expression. Delicate sweet and spicy citrus - with a clean refreshing finish. Non chill filtered, limited release.
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    Scapa Skiren SK16

    This Scapa is a no age statement whisky which has been matured in first fill ex-American Oak casks. The distillery describe this as a deliciously smooth whisky, flowing with mellow fruits and heather honey. This is batch SK16.
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    Benriach 10 Years Old Curiositas

    The distillery say that 'Curiositas perfectly captures Benriach's pioneering heritage of distilling Speyside whisky smoked with Highland peat. Benriach's sweet, fruit-laden style is infused with mellow campfire notes. Then three casks to create a smooth, rich single malt with layers of smoked apple wood.'  
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    Kirkjuvagr Beyla Gin

    In Norse mythology, Beyla was the goddess of bees with a strong connection to the earth. Kirkjuvagr say that 'At Orkney distilling we share her bond with the land growing our botanicals here in the island, where the influence of the Norse gods can still be felt. We've added Orcadian honey to our legendary Kirkjuvagr gin to create this special spirit in homage to the goddess. Fresh Scottish raspberries bring extra fruitiness and colour, while balancing the sweetness of our island honey.' Recommended serve: light indian tonic and plenty of fresh raspberries. For a sweeter note use lemonade instead of tonic.
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    GlenAllachie 12 Years Old Pedro Ximinez Sherry Wood Finish

    The Distillery says: "This glorious rich mahogany malt has been matured for over ten years in American Oak Wood Barrels. The additional maturation in richly seasoned Pedro Ximinez Sherry Puncheons enriches the flavour, creating  sweeter, fruitier whisky. The casks are regularly monitored to ensure the perfect balance between our single malt and this luscious dessert sherry."
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    GlenAllachie 10 Years Old Port Wood Finish

    The Distillery says: "This gorgeous ruby red malt has been matured for over eight years in American Oak Wood Barrels. It was then re-racked into vintage, richly seasoned Ruby Port Wood Pipes, The Port Wood finish develops the flavour depth and complexity. Regular monitoring ensures we achieve the perfect balance between port and malt whilst preserving the whisky characteristics."
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    GlenAllachie 8 Years Old Koval Rye Quarter Cask Wood Finish

    The Distillery says: "This golden malt was first matured in the finest American Oak Wood Barrels with an additional maturation period in Organic Rye Quarter Casks from Chicago's Koval Distillery. The liquid to wood ratio is greater here, so the flavour is released more rapidly. We closely monitor the process to produce an exiting, sensational result."
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    12 October 2019 from 16:00 to 21:30 - Cragganmore Distillery Tour and Tasting plus 4 Course Fine Dining at Cragganmore House

    Location: The Whisky Shop Dufftown Start: 16:00   End: 21:30 Duration:  5 hours and 30 mins Cragganmore Distillery celebrates its 150th anniversary this year so we thought we would pay them a visit.  We invite you to join us at this iconic distillery for an exclusive distillery tour and tasting, followed by a four course meal at Cragganmore House. On arrival at Cragganmore, we will enjoy a cocktail while a member of the Cragganmore team takes us through the history of the distillery.  We will then have a private tour of the distillery followed by a tasting of Cragganmore 12 Years Old,  the Distillery Edition, the current Distillery Exclusive, one of the Cragganmore special releases, and a cask sample (duty paid). Next we move to the beautiful Cragganmore House that has been lovingly restored to its former glory.  Guests to Cragganmore House have an unrivalled opportunity to step back in time to a bygone era when it was the family home of John Smith, the founder of Cragganmore Distillery 150 years ago. John Smith was the foremost distiller of his time who in his career managed and ran The Macallan, The Glenlivet, and Glenfarclas distilleries, before founding Cragganmore Distillery in 1869.  John Smith was related to both the Glenlivet and the Glenfarclas families, and was a heavyweight both physically and in the impact he had on the whisky industry. We will start our visit with canapes in the drawing room of Cragganmore House before moving to the dining room for a sumptuous four course dinner created by resident award winning chef Tony Allcott. While at Cragganmore House you will have time to review the material that Tony and his wife Helen have collected on John Smith and his family.  All that, and if the weather is kind to us, we will take a stroll down to the river Spey - what better way to round off a truly special evening. Transport by bus to and from Cragganmore is included in the price. If you are a driver and wish to take part in this event, then we can provide you with sample bottles to take the whiskies away with you and enjoy at a more appropriate time.  Please email us at the address below that you require sample bottles after you have booked your ticket. Over 18's only please.  Please ensure you have read our terms and conditions for events.  If you want to contact us about this event please email us on enquiries@whiskyshopdufftown.com or phone us on +44(0)1340 821 097. The price of a ticket to this event includes VAT (VAT No GB 875018023).  
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    13 October 2019 @ 17:00 - Whisky Tasting: Bonfire Drams with Kilchoman

    Location: St James Hall Start: 17:00   End: 18:15 Duration:  1 hour 15 Minutes. Gathering round a fire with a dram or two to talk and experience whisky is a true pleasure.  In this tasting you may have to imagine the fire but you will not have to imagine the whisky.  Olivia Sayers from Kilchoman will come and present a flight of their whiskies perfectly matched for a bonfire and also invoke the spirit of Islay on Speyside. Kilchoman was the first distillery to be built on Islay in over 124 years. The distillery was founded in 2005 by Anthony Wills and is Islay’s only farm distillery, producing Single Farm Single Malt hand-crafted from barley grown in the surrounding fields and malted on site.  Kilchoman is one of the few whisky distilleries in Scotland to remain independent. If you are a driver and wish to take part in this event, then we can provide you with sample bottles to take the whiskies away with you and enjoy at a more appropriate time.  Please email us at the address below that you require sample bottles after you have booked your ticket. If you are the designated driver for your group and wish to attend but not take samples away, then you can attend for free.  Do not book a ticket for yourself but please email us to let us know you are coming after the tickets have been booked for the rest of your group.  You must be part of a group to take up this offer. Over 18's only please. Please ensure you have read our terms and conditions for events. If you want to contact us about this event please email enquiries@whiskyshopdufftown.com or phone on +44(0)1340 821 097. The price of a ticket to this event includes VAT (VAT No GB 875018023).
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    11 October 2019 from 14:00 to 17:30 - Whisky Colours Tutored Photographic Walk

    Location: The Glassworks Start: 14:00   End: 17:30 Duration:  3 hour 30 Minutes. We will start the afternoon with a cup of tea or coffee at Dufftown Glassworks where we will chat about how best to capture the beautiful colours of Autumn in Speyside.  Then we will set off for a 2 hour 30 minute circular walk, taking in local distilleries, scenery and sights whilst composing and capturing memorable images.  We will then have time to sit down together, enjoy a few drams and discuss what we have learned. You will also have the opportunity to submit up to 3 of  your images for the chance to win a bottle of Mortlach 16 and have your photo used as the official image for the Whisky Colours Festival 2020. Please be aware that the walk is of moderate difficulty and will require appropriate footwear and you should be able to dress for any weather eventuality. If you are a driver and wish to take part in this event, then we can provide you with sample bottles to take the whiskies away with you and enjoy at a more appropriate time.  Please email us at the address below that you require sample bottles after you have booked your ticket. Over 18's only please. Please ensure you have read our terms and conditions for events. If you want to contact us about this event please email mark.williams@g900photography.com. The price of a ticket to this event includes VAT (VAT No GB 875018023).
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    13 October 2019 from 11:00 to 17:00 - Find the Best 18 Years Old Single Malt

    Location: The Whisky Shop Dufftown Duration:  30 minutes We at The Whisky Shop Dufftown are continuing our mission to find the best 18 Years Old Single Malt Whisky and we need your help!  Come along and sample a selection of 5 x 10ml measures of 18 Year Old Single Malt whiskies in a relaxed "blind" tasting and vote for your favourite.  The current champion is Glenrothes 18 Years Old and we will be selecting 4 new challengers to see if they can take it down. Drop in any time between 11:00 and 16:30 and see which you think is the best.  It should take you no more than 30 minutes. Have you worked it out yet?  You get to try 5 18 Year Old whiskies which would be the equivalent of a double pub measure for less than the price of one.  What could be better? At the end of the festival during our closing event we will announce the winner.  We will also draw a voting slip at random and that person will win a bottle of their favourite whisky from the tasting. The winner of this year's competition will be pitted against 4 new challengers at next years festival as we continue our search for the best 18 Year Old.  We will make the selections from Distillery Own bottlings that are not limited releases. Over 18's only please.  Please ensure you have read our terms and conditions for events.  If you want to contact us about this event please email us on enquiries@whiskyshopdufftown.com or phone us on +44(0)1340 821 097. The price of a ticket to this event includes VAT (VAT No GB 875018023).  
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    10 October 2019 from 11:00 to 17:00 - Find the Best 18 Years Old Single Malt

    Location: The Whisky Shop Dufftown Duration:  30 minutes We at The Whisky Shop Dufftown are continuing our mission to find the best 18 Years Old Single Malt Whisky and we need your help!  Come along and sample a selection of 5 x 10ml measures of 18 Year Old Single Malt whiskies in a relaxed "blind" tasting and vote for your favourite.  The current champion is Glenrothes 18 Years Old and we will be selecting 4 new challengers to see if they can take it down. Drop in any time between 11:00 and 16:30 and see which you think is the best.  It should take you no more than 30 minutes. Have you worked it out yet?  You get to try 5 18 Year Old whiskies which would be the equivalent of a double pub measure for less than the price of one.  What could be better? At the end of the festival during our closing event we will announce the winner.  We will also draw a voting slip at random and that person will win a bottle of their favourite whisky from the tasting. The winner of this year's competition will be pitted against 4 new challengers at next years festival as we continue our search for the best 18 Year Old.  We will make the selections from Distillery Own bottlings that are not limited releases. Over 18's only please.  Please ensure you have read our terms and conditions for events.  If you want to contact us about this event please email us on enquiries@whiskyshopdufftown.com or phone us on +44(0)1340 821 097. The price of a ticket to this event includes VAT (VAT No GB 875018023).  
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