Campbeltown Malts Festival 2018 – Programm

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Das Festival findet vom 22. – 25.05.2018 statt!

Leider schaffe ich es nicht, aber vielleicht seid Ihr noch kein Society Mitglied aber Springbank oder Glengyle oder Glen Scotia Fan. Dann nichts wie ab! In nur vier Monaten geht es los und die Tickets können dieses Mal Online über Eventbrite bestellt werden. Die Tickets sind ab 15.02.2018 ab 15:00 Uhr erhältlich!

Aus dem Newsletter….

Announcing details of the Campbeltown Malts Festival 2018.

Below you will find all relevant information regarding the events and tastings that are being provided during the festival by Springbank, Glengyle and Cadenhead’s. Also, throughout the weeks and months ahead, you will be provided with regular updates as we move closer to the festival and more information is available. As you may already know, the festival will take place from Tuesday 22nd – Friday 25th May. Torrisdale Gin Distillers Beinn an Tuirc will be hosting events on the Tuesday with Wednesday onwards being dedicated, as usual, to the celebration of the whiskies produced here in Campbeltown.

Last year proved to be our most successful Malts Festival ever and, since you shouldn’t try to fix something that isn’t broken, we’ll be following a very similar formula in 2018. However, to reflect each of our companies’ significance, we feel it is important to emphasise that in 2018 the Cadenhead’s/Kilkerran event on the Friday is just as much fun as the Springbank one the day before.

With that in mind the Glengyle and Cadenhead celebrations on Friday 25th May are going to be bigger than ever. Not only is the Cadenhead Masterclass that is traditionally held on the Thursday moving to the Friday but also this year’s Kilkerran Festival Bottle will be exclusively available on Friday 25th May. To emphasise, there won’t be a main Cadenhead’s or Kilkerran masterclass on the Thursday as both will now take place on the Friday. Similarly, there will be an exclusive bottling of Kilkerran only available on the Friday, not on the Thursday.

We have decided to adopt a new way for you to order tickets for the tastings and masterclasses. We will be using a website called Eventbrite – eventbrite.co.uk

How to Order Tickets

Over the last few years it has become obvious to us that we cannot continue using the same old methods when it comes to the purchasing of tickets for the Campbeltown Malts Festival. The Festival has become so popular that many more people are attending it than ever before. This meant that we had to rethink things. As mentioned above, we are going to be using Eventbrite and, when the time comes, that is where you will be able to buy tickets from.

Tickets will be available on Eventbrite from: Thursday 15th February at 2pm GMT (UK time).

You can register on Eventbrite now to save time entering your details when you order your tickets but you don’t have to should you not wish to. You will still be able to order tickets even if you do not register in advance, though it might save you time to do so. Details of the Festival will be displayed on Eventbrite prior to the ticket launch, including descriptions of each tasting – which can also be seen below. It will be a maximum of 2 tickets per person for each tasting and, please note (and this is important!), that some tastings do overlap in time so it might not be possible to do all of them.

Tickets for the Cadenhead Club Members Tasting, The Springbank Society Tasting and the Distillery Dinner (on the evening of Wednesday 23rd) will not available on Eventbrite. How to acquire tickets for these events can be found later in this email. This also applies to any event that is only bookable on the day.

Festival Programm

Tuesday 22nd May 2018

  • 7pm: Cadenhead Club Tasting
    On the evening of Tuesday 22nd May the Sales Team from Cadenhead’s will be hosting a tasting exclusive to Cadenhead Club Members. This tasting will be free to attend but places are very limited. Please contact club@cadenhead.scot to book a place at this tasting – this can be done immediately upon receipt of this email. Details regarding what this tasting will entail will be released in a future email, although you should expect a diverse collection of whisky from the Cadenhead range and Mark Watt telling a few stories.

Wednesday 23rd May 2018

On Wednesday, festival staples return as we host the Springbank Society Tasting and our special dinner at Springbank Distillery.

  • 11:30am: Springbank Society Tasting
    To kick off events at Springbank we will be holding an exclusive tasting for our lovely Springbank Society Members. The tasting will take place on Wednesday 23rd May at 11:30am in the Malt Barns at Springbank Distillery and will be free for members to attend. Please note that we cannot allow any non-members into this tasting. Places are likely to fill up very quickly so please email society@springbank.scotor call +44 (0) 1586 552009 asap to book your spot and make sure you don’t miss out –  this can be done immediately upon receipt of this email. Further details regarding this tasting will be released in due course.
  • 7pm: The Springbank Distillery Dinner
    Once again we will be hosting an exclusive dinner at the distillery on the eve of our Open Day. This year, guests will be treated to dinner in the surroundings of our wonderful Malt Barns. This will take place on Wednesday 23rd May 2017 at 7pm. On arrival to Springbank Distillery, you will be greeted with a champagne reception in our marquee which will also feature a range of locally sourced canapés. Following this, you will sample a selection of whiskies, hand drawn from the cask by a member of our senior production team. You will then be led to your table to enjoy a four course meal with a specially selected wine to accompany each course. To end your unique experience, each attendee will be presented with their own exclusive 70cl hand drawn bottle, chosen by public vote from the casks sampled earlier in the evening. Throughout the evening, staff from J. & A. Mitchell & Co. Ltd. will be present to chat to and share some drams with. The cost of the dinner is £250.00 per person and payment is required upon booking to secure your place. There will be a set menu so please advise us of any dietary requirements you have when booking. Also, please note that the meal will take place on the middle malt floor so guests will have to climb stairs to get to their table.

Tickets for this event go on sale at 2pm GMT (UK Time) on Thursday 8th February and are not available on Eventbrite.

To book your place, please email donald@cadenhead.scot or call +44 (0)1586 554761. Alternatively you can call the Campbeltown Cadenhead shop on +44 (0)1586 551710.

Thursday 24th May 2018 – Springbank Open Day

The Springbank Open Day will take place on what is now the third day of the Campbeltown Malts Festival. The day will start at 11am and will include a wide variety of activities such as free distillery tours, a range of tastings and masterclasses, local craft and food stalls, exclusive bottlings, the famous warehouse whisky bar and more. The tastings and masterclasses taking place during the Springbank Open Day will be available to book on Eventbrite from 2pm (UK time) on February 15th, excluding events that are only bookable on the day, and details of each can be found below:

  • 11.30am – Getting to know Longrow and Hazelburn Masterclass – £30
    Explore Springbank Distillery’s Longrow and Hazelburn expressions to experience the range that Springbank has to offer. Whether it’s the smoky and mysterious Longrow bottlings or the lighter, sweeter Hazelburn, there will be something here for every fan of the Springbank range.
  • 11.30am – The How It’s Made Masterclass – £30
    Your chance to get deeper into our production methods and the reasons behind we do things they way we do, with some great drams to enjoy while you learn. All production-related questions are welcome, especially if you want to submit them in advance…
  • 12.30pm: Springbank Warehouse Tasting – £30
    Sample a selection of the finest whiskies from Springbank, hand drawn from the cask in one of our traditional warehouses.
  • 1pm: Springbank Distillers Single Cask Tasting – £30
    As the title suggests, this is an opportunity to try some of the stunning drams which have been released around the world as single cask bottlings.
  • 1.30pm: The Directors’ Cut (or The Good, The Bad and the Ugly) Tasting – £50 (110 tickets available)
    Join Director of Production Findlay Ross, Springbank Sales and Marketing Director Ranald Watson and Director of Sales for W.M. Cadenhead’s Mark Watt for a very special tasting that will take you through a wide range of drams and topics covering every corner of J&A Mitchell.
  • 2.30pm: Springbank Warehouse Tasting – £30
    Sample a selection of the finest whiskies from Springbank, hand drawn from the cask in one of our traditional warehouses.
  • 2.30pm: Springbank Masterclass – £30
    This is your opportunity to join one of the Springbank Sales Team in enjoying a selection of drams from across the Springbank selection. Whether you are new to Springbank or you are looking to enjoy some old favourites, this could be the tasting for you.
  • 3.30pm: Springbank; New and Forthcoming Releases – £30
    A chance to try some of the most recent limited release bottlings from Springbank Distillers. February, March and April will see a number of new whiskies appearing and this may be your best chance to try them in one place.
  • 4pm: Springbank Warehouse Tasting – £30
    Sample a selection of the finest whiskies from Springbank, hand drawn from the cask in one of our traditional warehouses.
  • 6.30pm: An Introduction to J&A Mitchell Tasting – £30
    Get to know our company and our core products a bit better – these are the drams that provide the foundation to our business. Perfect for those just getting into whisky or who want to go back to basics with Springbank, Glengyle and Wm Cadenhead.

The Springbank Warehouse tastings will be 45 mins long. All other tastings during the Springbank Open Day are scheduled for 1 hour. Tickets for tastings that are only bookable on the day are not available on Eventbrite and must be purchased at Springbank Distillery.

Friday 25th May 2018 – Cadenhead and Mitchell’s Glengyle Open Day

The final day of the Campbeltown Malts Festival 2018 will be dedicated to Mitchell’s Glengyle Distillery and W.M. Cadenhead’s. Our Friday events will take place at Mitchell’s Glengyle Distillery where there will be hourly free tours of the distillery, local stalls and the very popular Cadenhead Lucky Dip Bar. Please note: The Kilkerran Festival Bottle will be available. The tastings and masterclasses for Friday 25th May can be found below:

  • 10am: Cadenhead Warehouse Tasting – £30 
    Sample a selection of the finest Cadenhead whiskies with a member of the Cadenhead Sales Team. Each dram will be hand drawn from the cask inside one of the warehouses at Springbank.
  • 10.15am: Cadenhead Warehouse Tasting – £30
    Sample a selection of the finest Cadenhead whiskies with a member of the Cadenhead Sales Team. Each dram will be hand drawn from the cask inside one of the warehouses at Springbank.
  • 10.15am: Cadenhead Alternative Tasting – £30
    Throughout its 176 year history Cadenhead’s has been about more than just excellent whisky – this is a chance to try some of our alternative spirits. The tasting will include a selection of Gin, Rum and Cognac from current bottlings and possibly some surprises.
  • 11.30am: Kilkerran Masterclass – £30
    Familiarise yourself with the house style of Kilkerran, our bottlings to date and perhaps one or two of the early experiments from Glengyle Distillery. Join us for a comprehensive Kilkerran experience.
  • 1.15pm: Cadenhead Masterclass – £30
    Traditionally taking place on the Thursday of the festival, this tasting now has a new home. Featuring the entire Cadenhead Sales team and a wide selection of top quality Cadenhead drams, the “Big Cadenhead Tasting” looks like it fits in well on Friday. You’ll be happy to hear that one tradition does remain, though; a cask will be rolled into the Malt Barns to be sampled by those in attendance – this whisky will only be available at this tasting.
  • 3pm: The Kilkerran Alternative Masterclass – £30
    A chance to explore Kilkerran Single Malt further, with one or two twists on the usual style. Tickets for this tasting will not be on Eventbrite. They must be purchased at Glengyle Distillery.
  • 3pm: Cadenhead Warehouse Tasting – £30
    Sample a selection of the finest Cadenhead whiskies with a member of the Cadenhead Sales Team. Each dram will be hand drawn from the cask inside one of the warehouses at Springbank.
  • 3.15pm: Cadenhead Warehouse Tasting – £30 
    Sample a selection of the finest Cadenhead whiskies with a member of the Cadenhead Sales Team. Each dram will be hand drawn from the cask inside one of the warehouses at Springbank.

As a Society member, you will receive several additional emails in the near future as more information on the Campbeltown Malts Festival will be released in due course.