Friday March 13th @The Edinburgh Larder
It's time to get your tickets for our next event at The Edinburgh Larder, particularly as we have a very special guest, Keith Bonnington from the independent bottlers, the Whisky Illuminati, and the new Scalasaig coastal blended malt amongst others. As well as our customary great drams and Edinburgh Food Social's fine food, Keith will be presenting some of his delicious releases, and discussing all things whisky.
A bit more about Keith:
Keith Bonnington is the founder and owner of The Whisky Cellar, one of Scotland's newest and most exciting independent bottlers. With 18 years' Scotch whisky industry experience, including 11 years at Edrington - the owner of such brands as The Macallan, Highland Park and The Glenrothes - Keith set the business up in 2017 to uncover unique and individual casks of whisky and bottle them for consumers to enjoy right across the world. The whiskies are assessed and selected for bottling by a small panel of industry experts with a collective experience of some 200 years in operational and sample room roles. The broad range of skills within the group led to them being named the 'Whisky Illuminati' which the company has taken on as its most prestige independent label, having bottled exquisite single cask whiskies from the likes of Mortlach, Laphroaig, Ardbeg, Dalmore, Bowmore, Clynelish and Glentauchers distilleries.
Keith is also a Director of Colonsay Beverages, which recently added whisky to its portfolio of premium gin, vodka and beer. Its Scalasaig label, named after the tiny port village on the Inner Hebridean isle of Colonsay where the company has its base, is produced in a classic maritime style, with peated whiskies selected from island and coastal distilleries, vatted together and finished in fresh dry Oloroso sherry casks. The company are planning to produce their own small batch Single Malt Scotch Whisky within the next three years to the same intriguing sweet-smoky-savoury flavour profile.
Looking forward to seeing you all there!!