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 300 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
  • 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 $12 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 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. nightly.

An Evening of Scotches

On Friday evenings at 6:00 p.m., the Resort hosts “An Evening of Scotches,” a tasting event featuring three selections of Scotch Whisky. 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 $55 per person (excluding tax and gratuity) and advanced reservations are required. For information or reservations, call (480) 624-1202 or email

Master Tastings

Looking for a more advanced tasting experience?
As a part of its ongoing Scotch programs, the Resort will host a new series of Master Tastings featuring experts representing leading Scotch producers.

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.

Fall Master Tasting Events

Thursday, December 13:
James Chau (Ardbeg)


The Scotch Library ennobles the handiwork of the greatest whisky makers in Scotland with The Scotch Library Guild of Arizona. Inspired by this heritage, The Scotch Library Guild of Arizona is an exclusive society designed for those who are passionate about Scotch whisky. In its essence, the Guild provides a community of discovery, sharing and fellowship, whereby members of The Guild are bonded by curated experiences, set in the comfortable surroundings of The Scotch Library.

For more information, please email