Celebrate World Whisky Day with the Kingsmills Hotel


Celebrate World Whisky Day with the Kingsmills Hotel

Whisky in Glass

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For whisky lovers all over the world, Saturday 17th May 2014 is a special day, for it is none other than ‘World Whisky Day’. A global celebration of the ‘Water of life’, World Whisky Day is a convenient excuse for a whole range of whisky themed events and parties. The concept is the brainchild of young Scottish entrepreneur Blair Bowman who launched the phenomenon as a Twitter hashtag #worldwhiskyday, while still a student in 2011. Since then it has gone from strength to strength and become a truly international event. This year there are planned whisky tastings, celebratory meals and ceilidh gigs from Scotland, Germany, Norway, Poland, Texas and Japan, among others. If you are going to any of these events send us your pictures or share your experiences with us.

Single Malt Scotch whisky truly is a wonderful thing, so why not join us for a dram at the Kingsmills Hotel on World Whisky Day?

The heart of whisky country

Whisky Distillery

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For whisky lovers visiting Inverness, our luxurious hotel is conveniently situated close to many of Scotland’s most famous distilleries. Our distilleries are a proud heritage in their own right; handsome buildings set in stunning surroundings where the craft of making whisky has been practiced since the Nineteenth Century. Within easy reach of Inverness are the active distilleries of Glen Ord and Tomatin; and a short drive north on the A9 will take you to the Dalmore distillery near Invergordon, as well as the world famous Glenmorangie. With regular tours organised throughout the day it is possible to visit all five distilleries within one day trip, although committed malt aficionados would of course have to make sure they had a designated driver! Our local distilleries create malt whisky according to the ‘Highland’ style. If you have more time and wanted to head east along the coast you will find the historic Speyside area, with its own rich traditions and distinctive whisky style. With all these distilleries there is a large choice of whiskeys to choose from, so please share with us your favourite tipple and tell us why!


Kingsmills Hotel Whisky Day Dinner

This year we have decided to celebrate Scotland’s most famous export in style with our Whisky Day Dinner. Why not join us for a delicious four-course Scottish dinner with each dish matched to a single malt whisky? You don’t have to be a malt maniac to enjoy our traditional dinner of smoked salmon, slow cooked lamb and Scottish cheeses. Whisky is a great accompaniment to good food, and the accompanying tastings will introduce you to some of the finest Scotch whiskies. At only £39 per person, which includes your meal, a selection of whiskies and a glass of bubbly on arrival, places at our dinner are going fast. Head over to the Kingsmills Hotel website today to see our full menu and book your table by calling us on 01463 257102. We look forward to sharing a dram with you on World Whisky Day. Sláinte! So what are your plans for World Whisky day? If you have any please leave us your comment!