THE LOCH NESS WHISKY FESTIVAL MAY 11TH & 12TH 2012
LOCH NESS RNLI WHISKY CRUISE – FRIDAY 11th 7p.m. - £20 (donated to the RNLI)
Meet at Fiddler's at 7 O'clock for a Pre-cruise Festival Dram then get picked up by minibus and taken to Temple Pier Harbour where you will jump aboard the Deepscan & Castle Cruises Boats to be taken on an evening cruise. After a demonstration of the Loch Ness RNLI's rescue boat you will be treated to a whisky tasting in the shadow of Urquhart Castle. After the tasting you will be transported back to Fiddler's for a late Stovie Supper at about 9.30. At Ten O'clock there will be a charity auction.
There is a bad weather plan with the tasting being held in the the Loch Ness RNLI boatshed.
20 tickets available
BENRIACH VIRTUAL DISTILLERY TOUR & TASTING – FRIDAY 11th 7pm - £20
Meet at Fiddler's at 7 O'clock for a Festival Dram then join members of the Loch Ness Whisky Parliament for one of its Quarterly Sessions. We will be enjoying the company of Stewart Buchanan, Benriach's Distillery Manager. Stewart’s independent distillery in the heart of Speyside has had a recent resurgence in popularity. Along with traditional un-peated whiskies it has a large stock of whiskies in the peated “Islay” style. This coupled with a dynamic Cask Policy should add up to a very interesting tasting.
These tickets will disappear fast and it is advisable to book soon.
After the tasting there will be a late Stovie Supper served at about 9.30.
At Ten O'clock there will be a charity auction.
30 tickets available
FIDDLER’S WHISKY DEN TASTING – SATURDAY 12th 12.30 - £20
If anybody was lucky enough to visit the special “Wee” room above Fiddler’s Restaurant they will remember a room crammed with Whisky Bottles, Whisky Paraphernalia and Whisky Fun. Come and join us for a special tasting in our new Whisky Den with a line up of bottles previously enjoyed and recorded in our old Whisky Den Tasting Record.
15 tickets available
FIDDLER'S FESTIVAL OF WHISKY AND FOOD – SATURDAY 12th 2 till 5 - £15
Welcome to Fiddler's Malt Whisky Bar, Loch Ness's Award-winning Malt Whisky Bar. From 2 O'clock to 5 O'clock our doors will be open for both Whisky-lovers and Future Whisky Lovers. Taste our Northern Highland Malts and find out why we think they are amongst the best Scotland has to offer. Speak to Distillery Representatives and let them explain why they are so proud of what they produce.
GLEN ORD – CLYNELISH – TALISKER – BALBLAIR – DALMORE – BENRIACH – GLENDRONACH – YAMAZAKI – HAKUSHU -
A TASTE OF JAPAN WITH TATSUYA MINAGAWA OF SUNTORY
Japanese Whiskies and especially Suntory Whiskies having been consistently wiping the board at many international Whisky competitions and once tasted it’s not difficult to see why. Tatsuya has long been a friend of Fiddler’s and we are proud to have him at our festival this year. What goes well with Japanese Whisky is of course Japanese food, we will have a selection of tasty Japanese delicacies to accompany the many fine Drams on offer. Campai!
WHISKEY A GO-GO
Whiskey (with an E) from the USA has long been used in some of the world’s most famous Cocktails. This is your chance to learn the secret of making the perfect Old-fashioned, Sazerac or Manhattan from a genuine American Mixologist. Accompanying your cocktail will be some serious Blues and a bucket or two of JFC (John’s Fried Chicken). Yeah!
LOCH NESS WHISKY BEERFEST
Join CAMRA Highland member Steve Crossland & owner of the Loch Ness Brewery with a selection of Bottled Beers that have a particularly Scottish connection. Expect some McChouffee, Adelscott and MacQueen’s Nessie Beer.
THE LOCH NESS WHISKY FESTIVAL GOLDEN POUR
Once again here is your chance to enjoy a full 25ml measure of Premium Whisky. At 4pm you will choose a dram from 5 special bottles chosen by the Loch Ness Whisky Parliament for their general excellence. Over the previous year the Loch Ness Whisky Parliament has regularly met and discovered some stunning drams. This is your chance to enjoy one of them. Also included will be a couple of the latest releases for you to enjoy “Hot of the Still”.
Friday Night Ticket – £20
Whisky Den Tasting - £20
Saturday Afternoon ticket - £15
All Saturday ticket - £30
All Weekend ticket - £55
Your ticket will include Whisky Tasting, Beer Tasting, Cocktail tasting, Food & an Official Loch Ness Whisky Parliament Nosing Glass.M