Glengoyne kicks off celebrations for Scotland’s World Whisky Day at Calton Hill

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GLENGOYNE LAUNCHES WORLD WHISKY DAY CELEBRATION BY DINING IN STYLE ON CALTON HILL 

On Friday morning team Citylicious was invited to celebrate World Whisky Day at one of the country’s most iconic location – top of the Calton Hill.

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The event was hosted by Glengoyne Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky in collaboration with chef Tom Lewis from Monachlyle Mhor who cooked whisky breakfast and lunch at his unique mobile pop-up restaurant restaurant.

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A shipping container from the outside, and a stunning 24-seater restaurant on the inside, Tom is used to taking his mobile restaurant to weird and wonderful places, including Galloway Forest Park and Loch Lomond (read our review here) , but this was its first visit to the Scottish capital.

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We were treated to a personal whisky tasting and bottling with Stuart Hendry, Brand Heritage Manager at Glengoyne Distillery, in addition to a delicious selection of breakfast dishes, including poached Perthsire Strawberries with Glengoyne and Smoked Haddock with poached egg.

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Neil Boyd, Commercial Director for Malts at Ian Macleod Distillers, who own Glengoyne, said:“Glengoyne’s seven expressions accompanied by food offer the perfect match to kick-start the Scottish World Whisky Day festivities and we wanted to showcase amazing Scottish produce in a location like no other.

“This is a global celebration of all things relating to whisky. Glengoyne and Tom Lewis have a very special relationship and we couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate. We’re offering our guests breakfast and lunch in a location like no other – Calton Hill in Edinburgh, which offers some of the most iconic views in the world.”

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Tom Lewis said: “Not only is whisky one of the most amazing drinks, it also works so well as an accompaniment to food. As part of the World Whisky Day celebrations, we wanted to help show how well the two go together and treat our guests to a day to remember.

“Our trusty mobile restaurant has travelled down from Perthshire especially for the occasion. Of course she’s used to being taken to lots of amazing locations around Scotland as part of our Taste Tour.”

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World Whisky Day founder Blair Bowman said: “World Whisky Day started as a simple idea to encourage others to take as much enjoyment from whisky as I do. In five years, the event has grown to become the biggest celebration of the water of life on the planet, involving thousands of people, attending hundreds of official events, in scores of countries dotted across all seven continents, spreading the whisky word to millions every year through social media.

“Enjoying whisky with food and in cocktails is a great way to introduce new people to this wonderful spirit and that’s why events like this are so important to the future of World Whisky Day and to whisky itself.”  

www.glengoyne.com

www.drinkaware.co.ukwww.scotch-whisky.org.uk

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