Auchentoshan Distillery will be buzzing tomorrow as they host their first whisky festival. Obviously, whisky lovers will be in seventh heaven as the distillery opens the doors on its archive selection as well as displaying its newer whiskies.
The 1957 Auchentoshan and the ’64 Black Bowmore and White Bowmore are among the rare spirits on offer but less esoteric tipples include the distillery’s newly launched Summer Gold and Triple Conditioned ales. As well as mixology demos and whisky masterclasses, visitors will also have the chance to try their hand at blending their own whisky.
One of the more unusual events will be a talk from Dr Koichi Inatomi, the former chief blender of Suntory. He will be discussing Japanese whisky as well as debating which whisky partners well with sushi.
Jacqueline O’Donnell of The Sisters restaurant will be giving a Scottish cookery demo and there will also be a farmers’ market, chainsaw carving and a cooperage demonstration.
You can book your ticket in advance by logging onto www.auchentoshan.com. Tickets can also be purchased on the day. The £5 entry fee includes an Auchentoshan dram and tour of the distillery. Masterclasses can be booked separately. Under 18s can join in the alcohol-free fun for £2.50 and under 8s can join in free of charge. All under 18s will be given a complimentary soft drink. The festival will run from 11am to 6pm.