Our very popular Whisky Tasting is traditionally held the Friday Afternoon before the games (e.g., Oct. 5th) -
This event sells out - so check back often to stay up to date as we finalize this event for 2018!!!
Below is the information for the 2017 event.
The Scotland County Highland Games will again host one of the most popular
events of the weekend, our Whisky Tasting. The event will be held
at 3 p.m. Friday afternoon, October 6th at The Storytelling Arts Center
in downtown Laurinburg at 131 South Main Street.
We are celebrating the sixth year of the Scotland County Highland Games Whisky Tasting Seminar, with an offering of two whiskies from the east of Scotland, two from the west, and a “compromise” of a fine blended whisky.
Glenmorangie 10 year old-The Original-a highland whisky from northeastern Scotland, just north of Inverness. A classic malt, creamy and fruity.
Food pairing- Scallops per Ethiopian/Swedish chef Samuelsson of Glenmorangie
The Macallan 12 year old-a Speyside whisky, aged in sherry casks.
Food pairing-Tuna Tartar per chef Koji Terrano of DC
Kilchoman Machir Bay 2014-produced at the artisan farm distillery Kilchoman on Islay, with vatting of 5 and 6 year old ex-bourbon barrels and Oloroso Sherry butts.
Food pairing-Smoked Cheese per Whisky Lady.com
Bruichladdich Scottish Barley Classic Laddie-also from Islay, matured in American oak casks, and chosen to represent the classic, unpeated distillery style, made with 100 percent Scottish barley.
Food pairing-Jack’s Shortbread per ambassador of Bruichladdich Richard Gilliam’s
master tasting class
Johnnie Walker Green Label 15 year Blended Scotch-this variety is a blended malt, meaning it is made just from single-malts with no grain whisky added. Green Label uses predominantly four malts “drawn from the four corners of Scotland.” Each of
the malts (Talisker, Linkwood, Cragganmore, and Caol Ila) was selected by the
blender for balance, with each malt whisky matured for a minimum of 15 years.
Food pairing-Smoked Salmon, a classic pairing with whisky
The price this year is $40 dollars per person, but get your tickets early!
This event has sold out quickly every year.
Hosts this year by Mr. Noran (Sandy) Sanford and Alan Livingston.
As always, there will be raffle for an exceptional bottle of Scotch Whisky. This year's bottle is a 1978 Port Allen - 2nd Release - with cask strength and number. A look online shows only a handful of bottles on sale in England and 1 bottle in Hong Kong; all costing well into 4-figures.
Raffle tickets are $10 apiece and may be purchased online at:
Note: This bottle has been donated by one of our supporters and ALL proceeds of the raffle go to the Scotland County Highland Games.