The Scotch Library at The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa provides both aficionados and those new to Scotch with the opportunity to select from more than 200 different labels. The impressive collection features more than 175 single malts and 30 blends imported from all six whisky regions of Scotland (Speyside, Highland, Islay, Islands, Lowland and Campbeltown) 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 40 years old.
As a part of its ongoing Scotch program, the Resort hosts both Friday evening tastings as well as Master Tastings, hour-long events that feature entertaining, subject matter experts representing leading Scotch producers. Each Master Tasting event begins at 6:30 p.m. and is priced at $50 per person, which includes light food pairings.
The 2015 Fall Master Tasting Series
Oct. 15 – Glenmorangie – Featuring Vince Forgione
Nov. 19 – Bruichladdich – Featuring Molly Fernow
Dec. 10 – Dalwhinnie – Featuring Tom Turner
Reservations are required for all Scotch tastings and can be made by calling 480-624-1202 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.