Sunday, 14 March 2010

Queen of the Moorlands Whisky Tasting Dates for Islay Festival of Malt and Music 2010

At last, we've set the dates for the Queen of the Moorlands Whisky tastings to be held at this year's Islay Festival of Malt and Music. We'd like to invite you to join us at one of our friendly, informal tastings, where you will have the chance to talk to us about, and more importantly, to taste, the fantastic new whiskies that we are about to bottle in time for the festival.

Each tasting event will consist of a tasting of 4 whiskies, at least 3 of which will be from Islay and at least 3 of which will be very rare, Single Cask, Single Malt Whiskies of the very highest quality. One of the whiskies will be The Queen of the Moorlands Rare Cask Islay Festival Bottling 2010 which is a fantastic 1997 peated Bunnahabhain from a sherry hogshead.

We only bottle a few casks each year and because the Queen of the Moorlands Whisky Company is not our main business, we do not have to have a full range at all times like many of the other independent bottlers do. We only bottle what we consider to be a fantastic example of each distilleries house style.

Every year, our tastings are becoming more and more popular because of the quality and style of whiskies that we show. If at all possible, and of course, weather permitting, we hold our whisky tasting outdoors which promotes a friendly and informal atmosphere where enthusiasts can have a chat with myself or with other members of our "Whisky Committee" who help choose which whiskies end up under The Queen of the Moorlands Rare Cask's a tough job but someone's got to do it.

If you are interested in attending one of our tastings, please email me as soon as possible (, and I will reserve a place for you. This year we will be busier than ever so please contact me ASAP to avoid disappointment.

The venue will be in Bowmore and we will confirm this as soon as we have more info. Tickets can be booked through myself and paid for on the day of the tasting at The Islay Whisky Shop. A refund of £5 will be given by The Islay Whisky Shop against the total price of one or more bottles of Queen of the Moorlands Whiskies tasted at the tasting, and purchased that day at The Islay Whisky Shop.

Queen of the Moorlands Islay Festival Whisky Tastings 2010

Monday 24th May 2010 4.30pm to 6.30pm
Wednesday 26th May 2010 4.30pm to 6.30pm
Thursday 27th May 2010 4.30pm to 6.30pm

We hope that we will see you at one of our tastings.

Please click here for more information about the new bottlings.



PS This pic shows a wee gem from the past..our famous Queen of the Moorlands "OurBeg" Single Cask...sadly, it sold out in a week!