Dufftown Whisky Festival 21-25 September

Happenings you shouldn't miss in the weeks ahead.

1430-1700

Thu 21 Sep

2017

Mortlach History and Whisky Walk


A historical journey with whisky and stories around the old settlement of Mortlach.


Arrive at the Seven Stills for a welcoming dram of the new release Mortlach 18YO. You will first hear the history of the distillery and how we arrived at this fantastic first dram in the Malt Whisky Capital from as long back as 1823.


A visit to the old Coppersmiths House and Exciseman's lodgings for a musical dram and then a short walk to Mortlach to see where the Celtic Monks first distilled in 566AD. We visit the Kirk, grave-robbers watchers hut, and hear about the legendary battle in the 11th Century and the Pictish Battle Stone.


We will stop at the historic kiln of Mortlach Distillery and run through the odd 2.81 distillation process whilst sipping on another fine dram of Mortlach. Passing by an old temperance hotel we will return to the Seven Stills for the discontinued but much appreciated 16 Year Old Flora and Fauna.


You will hear stories of the Mortlach Exciseman and will have a go using some of his original instruments to measure the strength/volume of alcohol. You will try this for yourself and then finish with the fine 1984 vintage 30YO.


Lots more besides.


The easy walk is just over a mile long, lasts two and a half hours and is accompanied by 5 drams.


Offered by Alistair as a qualified walking guide.

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1830-1915

Thu 21 Sep

2017

Scottish Gins and Things


Come along to Seven Stills and try three classic gin cocktails with a Scottish twist. Each cocktail will be presented to you with Chef's Tapas.


You will enjoy 3 classic gin cocktails made with a Scottish Craft Gin base. You will be shown how the cocktail is made and we will talk about the peculiarities of each gin and the story behind each cocktail.  Each will be matched with a tapas of the Chef. There's no stopping the Scottish Gin Cocktail!


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2000-2045

Thu 21 Sep

2017

Whisky and Chocolate - Festival Special


Four specially chosen Single Malts married with exclusive handmade truffle chocolates from our local Master Chocolatier. Not only will you enjoy the whisky but also the fine marriage of exquisite flavours as the chocolate adds those extra dimensions.


Hear some tall stories about each whisky in the atmosphere of the Seven Stills and you will have an evening of fun and a little decadence.


Whiskies and Truffles:


Cardhu Distillery Exclusive 48% with Chai Chocolate


Glendronach 21YO Parliament 48% with Lemongrass and Ginger White Chocolate


Tomatin Cu Bocan Limited Edition 1988 51.5% with Smoky Milk Chocolate and Raspberry


Glenugie 30YO 52.13% with Dark Chocolate Sea Salt with a Orange


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2130-2215

Thu 21 Sep

2017

Balvenie and Cheese

A presentation of three fine Balvenie Whiskies matched with three Scottish Artisanal Cheeses in partnership with the Balvenie Distillery.


Balvenie 14YO Cuban Cask 43% with Clava Brie

Balvenie 21YO Portwood 40% with Connage Cromal

Balvenie Tun 1509 52% with Blue Murder


Traditionally throughout history people sustained themselves through the winter with whisky, oatcakes and cheese. Now is your chance to try these fantastic pairings.

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1430-1700

Fri 22 Sep

2017

Mortlach History and Whisky Walk

16600 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20500

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1930-2200

Fri 22 Sep

2017

Scottish Food and Fiddle

Come to the Seven Stills Historic Pub and Malt Whisky Bar for a traditional evening meal and entertainment of the Scottish Fiddle.


Chef's Soup

Highlander Platter

Aberlour Single Malt Panna Cotta


You will enjoy a range of Scottish artisanal cold meats and cheeses served with homemade bread, oatcakes and various garnishes. There will be entertainment from our local Scottish

Fiddle Player throughout the evening.

See you for a fun-filled traditional Scottish evening.

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1430-1700

Sat 23 Sep

2017

Mortlach History and Whisky Walk

1

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1830-1915

Sat 23 Sep

2017

Scottish Gins and Things

1

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2000-2045

Sat 23 Sep

2017

Whisky and Chocolate - Festival Special

1

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2130-2215

Sat 23 Sep

2017

Balvenie and Cheese

1

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1430-1700 

Sun 24 Sep

2017

Mortlach History and Whisky Walk

1

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1430-1700 

Sun 24 Sep

2017

Seafood Supper and Folk Song


A four course Moray Coast Seafood Meal with accompanied by traditional local folk singing.


Enjoy your evening in the warm atmosphere of the Seven Stills Historic Pub and Malt Whisky Bar. Your seafood is sourced locally, fresh from Portsoy on the Moray Coast. The dishes are then prepared by Chef-owner Patrick. 


Cullen Skink Soup

Freshly prepared dressed half crab

Portsoy Seafood Platter

Scottish Berry Meringue Nest


Our local folk singer will entertain you with traditional songs throughout the evening.


1

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1430-1700 

Mon 25 Sep

2017

Mortlach History and Whisky Walk

1

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1830-1915 

Mon 25 Sep

2017

Scottish Gins and Things

1

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2000-2045 

Mon 25 Sep

2017

Whisky and Chocolate - Festival Special

1

£49

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2130-2215

Mon 25 Sep

2017

Balvenie and Cheese

1

£49

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