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April 15, 2015


We will all be clinking our glasses to Whisky Month in a couple of weeks time and, as always, there are lots of intriguing events taking place across Scotland.

One in particular caught the eye of the 5pm Dining blog. Held over the 14th to the 17th of May, Create:Eat:Whisky is a program of immersive whisky experiences which have been created by Jelly and Gin along with HAIG CLUB™  Single Grain Scotch Whisky.

Whisky adventure

Taking place at Gayfield Creative Spaces in Edinburgh, the series of events will see guests embark on a unique whisky adventure.

Carol Soutar, Jelly and Gin’s Creative Director said: ‘By making clever use of sounds, lighting, aromas and installing a variety of unusual environmental elements, we’ll be able to transport our guests from a mountain top to a roaring fire, with an unexpected final destination.’

Along the way, guests will sip three exclusive cocktails made with HAIG CLUB™ and seasonal Scottish ingredients. The cocktails will be matched with nibbles, again made with seasonal Scottish products.

Jelly and Gin’s Business Director Aoife Behan commented: ‘Create:Eat:Whisky is totally unique. These events attract people who wouldn’t normally drink whisky as well as seasoned connoisseurs. We’ve had guests come that said they didn’t like whisky but were intrigued by the concept. They leave with a totally different outlook on how whisky can be enjoyed. This event alters people’s perceptions of something so engrained in our culture… the ultimate goal is to give people an experience they’ll remember.’

Whisky cocktails

The ticket price of £33 includes three whisky cocktails per person, paired with small tastes of food to enhance the experience.  Tickets can be purchased from

Your blogger went to last year’s Create:Eat:Whisky and it was great experience. The video clip above gives a flavour of the event.

Create: Eat:Whisky 2014 was tasty, fun and entertaining but it also enhanced the experience of eating and drinking to something more than the sum of its parts.

When people start talking about food as art then this scribbler usually starts to feel a burst of cynicism rising in my gorge.

I had to swallow that feeling last year. Was it art? As near as.