Bartender School Partners With Whisky Maker For New Distillery Experience - The Whiskey Wash

Bartender School Partners With Whisky Maker For New Distillery Experience

When you travel to Scotland to visit whisky distilleries, a certain amount of planning is in order in terms of picking which ones you want to go to and what you’ll experience while you are there. Most often though the tours and events are on the more basic side, perhaps leaving you wanting for something deeper. If such is the case, you’ll want to check out for 2019 a series of planned “expeditions” to the popular Glenfiddich distillery that were recently unveiled.

The four day outings to the Glenfiddich distillery, according to those behind them, are being put on by the European Bartender School (EBS) and Scotch whisky company William Grant & Sons, which is the parent company for Glenfiddich. The idea is to create a small group, VIP level experience that is very immersive in nature and somewhat exclusive.

As it stands folks will be given the chance to partake in each stage of Scotch whisky production, ranging from malting your own grain to learning how to professionally taste whisky and also blend your own take home bottling. Participants will stay onsite at Glenfiddich itself, being housed in private rooms in cottages.

“It’s the first time we are opening our distillery accommodation to the public,” said Ludovic Ducrocq, Head of Brand Ambassador Advocacy, William Grant & Sons, in a prepared statement. “The course promises to be hands-on, challenging and thoroughly enjoyable in a beautiful corner of Scotland at the Glenfiddich distillery.”

Limited to just 15 places per trip, the next excursions to Glenfiddich are being planned for February, March and April of 2019. More details can be found here, along with information on how to sign up.

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Nino Marchetti

Nino Marchetti is the founder and editor-in-chief of The Whiskey Wash, an award winning whiskey lifestyle website dedicated to informing and entertaining consumers about whisk(e)y on a global level. As a whisk(e)y journalist, expert and judge he has written about the subject extensively, been interviewed in various media outlets and provided tasting input on many whiskeys at competitions. He also maintains a large private collection of whiskey from which he continually educates his palate on this brown spirit type.