Continuing its celebration of the important contributions that Scottish immigrants made to early Arizona, The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa has launched The Scotch Library, which provides both aficionados and those new to Scotch with the opportunity to select from more than 130 different labels.
The impressive collection features more than 100 single malts and 25 blends imported from all six whisky regions of Scotland (Speyside, Highland, Islay, Islands, Lowland and Campbeltown) and representing nearly half of the distilleries in Scotland today. Vintages in the Scotch Library range from 10-year-old Scotch to Scotch that is more than 30 years old.
Assisting guests with selections are Scotch Library Ambassadors, who are experts in the area of single malt and blend whiskies from Scotland. Not only are the Ambassadors passionate Scotch consumers themselves, but they have received extensive training to prepare them for their role as ambassadors. Served in two-ounce pours, the offerings are priced from $10 per serving to $475 per serving for the Royal Salute 62 Gun Salute, a limited edition ultra-premium blend from Pernod Ricard that is named for the 62 gun salute fired for royal anniversaries.
The Scotch Library is open from 5 – 7 p.m. nightly. Plus, at 6 p.m. on Friday evenings, the Resort hosts “An Evening of Scotches,” a tasting event featuring three selections of Scotch. Guests will learn about the differences between the labels, unique aspects of the various whisky regions of Scotland, and various ways to drink Scotch. “An Evening of Scotches” is priced at $45 person and advanced reservations are required. For information or reservations, call 480-624-1202 or email email@example.com.
Scotch Master Tastings
As a part of its ongoing Scotch program, the Resort hosts a series of tastings with Masters of Scotch, hour-long events that feature entertaining subject matter experts representing leading Scotch producers.
Each Master Tasting will begin at 6:30 p.m. and is $50 per person; including light food pairings.
Reservations are required and can be made by calling (480) 624-1202 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
April 16 & 17
Glenfarclas 15 year, 17 year, Glenfarclas 21 year, 25 year
May 15 & 16
Glenmorangie Astar, Ealanta, Glenmorangie La Santa, Nectar D’or