Drumchork Lodge has one of the largest collections of malt whiskies in the world – over 500 single malts spread over the two bars. So much so that in 2003 the lodge was named by the Scotch Whisky industry as having the second best malt whisky bar in the world.
John and Frances regularly attend International Whisky Festivals. Such is John’s reputation now as a whisky connoisseur, if he is not competing you may well find him judging! Back at the lodge, whisky tastings are a regular event, and prove extremely popular with both other whisky connoisseurs and novices.
There’s always someone available to assist you in finding a malt whisky to suit your palate, guiding you round the huge and varying selection comprising:
- 4 year old – vintage malts
- unchilled filtered or chilled filtered
- double matured
- single cask
- Scottish Malt Whisky Society Bottling
With 80 distilleries in Scotland from small independents like Ben Romach at Forres to the better known names like Glenfarclas and Glenmorangie, all producing mainly 10 – 18 year old malts, the range, especially to a novice, is astonishing, and they can nearly all be found at ”Uisge Beatha” – “the Highland Home of Malt Whisky” in Aultbea, Wester Ross – the jewel in Scotland’s malt whisky crown. In addition to Drumchork’s superb collection of original Scottish malts, the Uisge Beatha also has a fine selection of:
- Scottish blended whiskies
- Organic whiskies
- Japanese whiskies
- Welsh and Irish whiskies
- Exclusive range of Kentucky Bourbon whiskies
Even the uninitiated whisky drinker can enjoy John’s whisky tastings; they are packed with humour, historic fact and Highland Legend, appealing to both the individual, whether resident or passer-by, or a group within an organised corporate whisky package. Ad hoc tastings are a daily event, so you can never miss out on the water of life! Escape from the stresses of modern day living and relax and unwind over a dram or two!