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 over 200 different labels.
Representing more than half of the operating distilleries in Scotland today, the impressive collection features more than 175 single malts, 30 blends, and a number of “rare” bottles imported from all six whisky regions of Scotland (Speyside, Highland, Islay, Islands, Lowland and Campbeltown).
Those rare bottles include whiskies from “active” distillers, those which are still operating but have limited quantities of whisky as well as “silent” Scotch whiskies, which are from a distillery that still exists but no longer produces whisky. Among the most rare whiskies offered at The Scotch Library are those “lost” labels, which come from a distillery that is no longer standing.
Rounding out our exceptional collection are 3 super-limited vintage single malts: Glenfiddich 50, Balvenie 50, and Macallan 62.
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 – 9 p.m. nightly.
An Evening of Scotches
As a part of its ongoing Scotch programs, the Resort will host a new fall series of Master Tastings featuring experts representing leading Scotch producers. Our upcoming events will be hosted by Travis Tidwell, a knowledgeable Glenmorangie Brand Ambassador, as well as Dr. Tom Turner, a Master of Whisky for Diageo.
Each Master Tasting event, which includes light food pairings, begins at 6:30 p.m. and is priced at $65 per person, excluding tax and gratuity. Reservations are required.
- Thursday, September 8 will be led by Dr. Tom Turner and feature Buchanans and Dalwhinnie scotches.
- Thursday, October 27 will be led by Travis Tidwell and feature Glenmorangie scotches.
- Thursday, November 17 will feature Cardhu and Talisker scotches.
- Thursday, December 8 will feature Oban scotches