Whisky-Online Virtual Whisky Tasting | Distell With Brendan McCarron

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Single Malt Scotch Whisky & Blended Scotch Whisky
Bottled By: Various 8x1.5cl

Join Whisky-Online from the comfort of your own home for a virtual whisky tasting with our host Brendan McCarron, the new Master Distiller for Distell.

Brendan will be taking us through no fewer than eight (8) whiskies from Distell's portfolio of Scottish distilleries including Bunnahabhain, Tobermory, Ledaig and Deanston. Also included are the two, very soon to be released new whiskies from Black Bottle for the forthcoming Alchemy Series.


Date: Friday 20th August 2021
Time: 19:30 BST
Where: Virtual tasting via Zoom

How it works and what you get:

1. Order a tasting pack here.
2. Your pack containing x8 1.5cl drams will then be shipped out to you the week before the tasting, along with an email with the zoom link and a 10% discount code.
3. On 20th August 2021 click the link at 19:15 BST (to allow for any technical issues you may encounter) and you will be accepted into the tasting.
4. Relax and get ready to pour, listen, taste, and ask as many questions as you wish.

*Please note that the 10% off voucher can only be redeemed on the full-size bottle versions of the whiskies tasted on the evening from Whisky-Online Shop and will be valid for 3 days from the date of the tasting.
*Please note that it is advisable to familiarise yourself with Zoom prior to the tasting. If you would like assistance with this please email tim@whisky-Online.com. Please do not leave this until the day of the tasting.

Dram List

Black Bottle Double Cask
Black Bottle Island Smoke
Bunnahabhain 12 Year Old
Deanston 12 Year Old 
Tobermory 12 Year Old
Ledaig Sinclair Series Rioja Cask
Ledaig 18 Year Old
Mystery Dram. -Something special from Islay

Brendan McCarron

Brendan McCarron joined Distell as Master Distiller in March 2021, following a seven year spell at LVMH, where he was Head of Maturing Stock, a role in which he worked closely alongside Dr. Bill Lumsden to create new bottlings of both Glenmorangie and Ardbeg.

Prior to that, Brendan had spent several years working with Diageo in a variety of roles. He was involved with the design and creation of the Roseisle distillery, was later appointed Oban distillery manager at the age of 28, and ended up as the company's Group Manager for Islay, overseeing both Caol Ila and Lagavulin as well as the Port Ellen Maltings.

As Distell’s new Master Distiller, Brendan now has overall responsibility for the output at Deanston, Tobermory and Bunnahabhain distilleries (including the gins now made at Deanston and Tobermory), as well as ensuring supply for the Black Bottle and Scottish Leader blends.

We’re delighted to have Brendan taking us through this splendid tasting and can’t wait to hear his plans for the future of these great distilleries.


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