The Scottish Licensed Trade Association (SLTA) is organising a very special, hybrid, whisky tasting event on 28th April at 19:30 in collaboration with Scotland’s newest whisky club 1775 Whisky Passport and the award-winning bar and restaurant, the Mercat Grill in East Lothian. All proceeds will go to The Ben, the Scottish Licensed Trade Benevolent Society, which supports people across the industry facing extreme financial hardship.
In what’s believed to be a first for the SLTA, the Four Corners of Scotland Whisky Tasting Event will be a hybrid affair – held online (hosted via 1775 Whisky Passport’s Facebook Live and YouTube channels) and a small number of guests outdoors (up to 20 – weather dependent) can attend in person at the Mercat Grill, in the village of Whitecraig.
Hosted by co-owners of 1775 Whisky Passport, Neil Forbes and Graham Blaikie will take fellow whisky lovers on a tasting tour, of Scotland’s ‘four corners’ in a fun and informative session, talking through the;
Clynelish 14-Year-Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky from the Highlands
Cardhu 12-Year-Old Single Malt from Speyside
Caol Ila 12-Year-Old Single Malt from the isle of Islay
Glenkinchie 12-Year-Old Single Malt from East Lothian
Participants can pre-order their tasting packs here and for £20, they’ll get 50ml of the four whiskies being sampled on the evening, delivered to them, if they order by Friday 23rd April and live in the UK.
Colin Wilkinson, managing director of the SLTA said: “This will be a really super event, bringing together those with a love for our national drink – whether you know very little about whisky or you’re an absolute connoisseur. In what will be a first for us, we’ll be holding this event with most of our participants online and some in person! It should be a fantastic, sociable evening where you’ll learn and enjoy more about this fine selection of drams from across the four corners of our country.
“And whilst enjoying yourself, you’ll be helping raise vital funds for The Ben, at a time when our industry and its highly valued employees need all the assistance they can get as a result of the pandemic. Please join us on 28th April at 19:30 from the comfort of your home or at the Mercat Grill.”