scottish and irish WHISKY TASTINGS
We are offering several professionally presented whisky tastings for festival attendees 21 years of age and older. Each tasting will give you the opportunity to not only sample several quality Scotch and Irish whiskys, but you will receive information on the history and process of making each.
Whisky Tasting Ticket Prices
Purchase online through Saturday 3-20-20
at the discounted price of $20.
Only 50 seats available per tasting.
Ticket sales will be closed for each tasting as they sell out.
Must be 21 years of age or older to participate.
Age must be verified at main gate prior to entry.
Whisky Tasting times
2020 Whisky tasting menu
Balvenie 12 Year Scotch
Released in 2013, Balvenie's Single Barrel First Fill was matured in first-fill bourbon casks for at least 12 years before bottling. These are limited edition bottlings, with each bottle being one of no more than 300 drawn from a single cask. Each is also hand-numbered and labelled with the cask reference number. A deliciously creamy, vanilla-rich whisky from Balvenie.
Nose: Toasted, sweet nose with all kinds of charred oak and spice. Hints of maple syrup and allspice, a little vanilla and sweet coffee.
Palate: A complex, thick palate with allspice and toffee apples. Cooked fruit and baking spices, hints of sponge cake and creamy caramel.
Finish: Long finish with lingering sweetness and spice.
Overall: An intense whisky with lots of influence from the cask. Great value for money too.
Slane Irish Whisky
Smooth, complex and robust. Slane Irish Whiskey marries toasted grain and malt whiskeys with the distinctive flavors of each cask. With notes of oak and spice, each sip represents is a journey through the wild countryside and the chance to uncover the subtle layers of the whiskey's complex character.
BenRaich Curiositas 10 Year Scotch Whisky
Bruichladdich Islay Barley Scotch Whiskey
Color: Yellow Gold, Later Summer Barley.
Nose: The Opening Notes Are Of Soft, Really Ripe Gooseberries, Fresh Pineapple And Mango. It Is Harvest Time In A Global Orchard, Sweet Red Apple, Plump Green Grapes And Even A Hint Of Peach. It Is A Brilliant Opening Leading You Further Into The Garden Where You Can Enjoy The Harmonious Aromas Of Carnations, Mimosa And Mint. Night Scented Stocks And Lilies Drift On A Mid-Summer Breeze, Continuing Through The Golden Fields Of Islay Barley. This Is A Hebridean Journey Like No Other, But Wait, The Sweetest Vanilla Notes Are Emerging With Hints Of Spicy Bourbon And A Touch Of Toasted Oak. Dark Plums Appear With Dates And That Oloroso Richness That Only Jerez Casks Can Provide.
Palate: The Taste Is Directed. Malty Sweet, Cereal, Honey, Clean And Citrus Fresh. A Stunning Example Of How Trickle Distillation Using Victorian Equipment And 134 Years Of Practice Can Produce A Young Spirit That Needs Not The Weight Of Oak To Shine. This Sensational Succulent Young Spirit Offers Candied Almonds, Hints Of Toffee Apple, Nougat Wafers, Banana, Ginger Biscuits And Sherried Sponge. It Is A Tale Of Two Cities. On The Nose The Floral Aromatics Were An Islay Welcome To A Beautiful Marriage Of Ancient Ozark Oak And Young Islay Barley.
Finish: Enjoy The Invitation Of An Island&Rsquo;S Warmth And The Sincerity Of Its People, Its History And Its Future. You Are Now One Of Our Family. Welcome.
Bruichladdich Bere Barley Scotch Whisky
Bere Barley is a six-row heritage variety that has long since been forgotten from the modern world of standardised whisky making. Its revival into present day has taken effort and resilience from an entire network of millers, growers and agronomists. Our Bere project is dedicated to those like-minded souls, who have preserved a legacy and found modern applications in flavourful food and drinks, whatever the odds. This Bruichladdich Bere Barley was distilled in 2010 from a 2009 harvest, brought home by Peter, John, Magnus, Sydney and Duncan on the Orkney Islands.
-Unpeated islay single malt scotch whisky
-Distilled from bere barley raised and harvested on orkney
-Matured in ex-bourbon american oak casks for a minimum of 8 aged years
-Bottled unchill-filtered and colouring free on the island of islay at 50% ABV
Sexton Single Malt Irish Whisky