Love Whisky? Love the Dornoch Whisky Festival! – Scotch Whisky News

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The Whisky Festival is now less than 3 months away! We have such an exciting line up of events throughout the weekend, read on for more details about what is happening and how to get involved!

Below is some information about what is happening on each day but for the full program of events and to book, go to: Book your tickets now as most events have limited spaces.

Friday 28 October

The Whisky festival begins with a fantastic evening jam packed with tastings and amazing menus throughout the town and in local distilleries.

Book onto a tasting at Balblair Distillery followed by showing of Angel’s Share film. Head back to Dornoch and enjoy a Gala dinner at Links House (in partnership with Balblair Distillery)

Alternatively there is The Dalmore Masked Dinner at The Royal Golf Hotel, The Glenmorangie Gala dinner­ at Royal Dornoch Golf Club, Dinner and Traditional music at the Dornoch Castle Whisky Bar and Castle Bistro as well as live music at the Dornoch inn and Eagle Hotel! Time to get those dancing shoes on!

Saturday 29th October The main event of this year’s Whisky Festival takes place today- The Gala Tasting in the Castle Hotel.

Featuring local distillers; Balblair, Clynelish, The Dalmore, Glenmorangie, Glen Ord, Old Pulteney, Wolfburn & The Dornoch Distillery as well as Gordon & McPhail, Ben Nevis and Douglas Laing. For just £25 per person you will be able to sample a range of Whiskies in the wonderful setting of the historic Castle Hotel. This event runs from 12 midday until 4pm

But this is by no means the only event taking place today! There is also an Independent Bottling ­ Master Class at The Carnegie Whisky Cellars, Tours of Glenmorangie and Dalmore, a Dinner at Links house, a Ceilidh and BBQ at The Castle Hotel.

Sunday 30th October

The final day of the 2016 Dornoch Whisky Festival begins with the Whisky Festival Open Stableford Golf Competition. Taking place at the Royal Dornoch Golf Club with tee times available from 10:30am to 12 midday. There will be prizes for the best scores and each competitor will receive a Glenmorangie Miniature, and a Royal Dornoch bag tag and Course Planner.

There will also be tours of Glen Ord, Teaninich (A chance to visit a unique distillery not normally open to the public) Balblair and Clynelish distilleries. You could visit the Eagle Hotel for a Tasting of Local Malts, the Castle Hotel for an ‘Old and Rare ­Balblair Bottle Tasting’ or go on a Guided Archaeological tour of Ferintosh, the site of an 18th century distillery.

Food wise there will be a Whisky Themed 3 Course Sunday Lunch at Links house, a Sunday Carvery with Scottish theme at the One Up Restaurant at the Dornoch Inn and Dinner in the Castle Bistro.

All events have restricted numbers, so book now!

Hope to see you there!

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