Scotch Whisky Lecture and Tasting

17 Dec 2012

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED

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The Scotch Whisky Association  is celebrating its Centenary. Its major exhibition Scotch Whisky: From Grain to Glass is running in The Scottish Parliament until 25 January.

On the evening of Wednesday 9 January, from 6pm, a free-to-attend evening lecture and tasting is being held in Committee Room One of The Scottish Parliament.

6-6.20pm    
"The Scotch Whisky Association: a Century of Protecting and Promoting Scotch Whisky".  David Williamson, SWA deputy director of international affairs, will take you through some landmark events which shaped the industry in the last 100 years.

6.20-6.50pm
"Ninety-nine men out of a hundred would prefer a blend; the other man would prefer an Islay...."; reflections on 100 years of Scotch Whisky. Dr Nick Morgan, Diageo's head of whisky outreach, discusses blends, including Diageo's own Johnnie Walker.

6.50-7.20pm
Scotch Whisky tasting led by Dr Nick Morgan.

Mary Scanlon, MSP and convener of the Cross Party Group on Scotch Whisky, has kindly agreed to sponsor the event.

If you would like to add your name to the waiting list please email lmcarthur@swa.org.uk by 8 January 2013 at the latest.  Places are limited so you must RSVP to secure a ticket in advance.