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SLTN Trade Tastings

SLTN is bringing a stellar line-up of drinks brands to operators and bartenders across the Scottish trade through a new series of virtual tastings. Kicking off in January 2021, the SLTN Trade Tastings is an exciting programme of monthly online tasting events giving the Scottish trade the chance to sample a range of products, learn more about them and quiz brand ambassadors from a host of drinks companies.

Details of the virtual tastings will be published here – and there are more set to be added to the line-up. Places on each of the virtual tastings are limited so make sure you sign up early to avoid missing out! If you’re interested in joining future SLTN Trade Tastings please register your interest below and we’ll send you updates to let you know when sign-ups are available for future events.

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SLTN Trade Tastings line-up

January 2021 – Smokehead, Ian Macleod Distillers

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Ian Macleod Distillers will showcase its Smokehead range of Islay single malts on 19th January at 7pm when Smokehead brand ambassador Mikey Sim will host A Burns Night That’s Not For Everyone. Operators and bartenders singing up for the virtual event will receive a tasting kit that includes samples of Smokehead Original, Smokehead Rum Rebel and Smokehead High Voltage – presented in the new Smokehead gift tin – as well as snacks to be paired with each whisky. Read more about the Smokehead tasting here: https://sltn.co.uk/2020/12/14/join-sltn-and-smokehead-for-a-burns-night-thats-not-for-everyone/

February 2021 – Angostura, Distell

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Distell and The House of Angostura will showcase the Angostura rum range in this special virtual tasting with Angostura global brand ambassador Daniyel Jones at 7pm on 18th February. Operators and bartenders signing up for the event will receive a tasting kit created by Sips Events containing Angostura 3 year old served in an Angostura Daiquiri, Angostura 5 year old in a Trinidad Rum Punch, and Angostura 7 year old in the Cloak and Dagger cocktail, as well as serves of Angostura 1919 and Angostura No 1. Read more about the Angostura tasting here: https://sltn.co.uk/2021/01/22/join-sltn-and-angostura-for-special-virtual-rum-tasting/

March 2021 – Havana Club, Pernod Ricard UK

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Pernod Ricard UK will showcase its Havana Club rum range – including an exclusive sampling of the soon-to-launch Havana Club Cuban Spiced – in this special online tasting with Havana Club UK brand and cultural ambassador Liam Holyoak-Rackal at 7pm on 24th March. Operators and bartenders signing up for the virtual event will receive a tasting kit including samples of Havana Club 7 and the new Havana Club Cuban Spiced, which is set to be launched in April. Read more about the Havana Club tasting here: https://sltn.co.uk/2021/02/12/sltn-and-havana-club-stage-special-rum-tasting/

April 2021 – Glenfiddich, William Grant & Sons

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William Grant & Sons will showcase a selection of its Glenfiddich single malts on 20th April at 7pm when Glenfiddich brand ambassador Mark Thomson will host a tasting of Glenfiddich IPA paired with an exclusive pale ale from Glasgow’s WEST Brewery, Glenfiddich Fire & Cane and Glenfiddich 21 Year Old Gran Reserva. Limited places are available for this exclusive event. Read more about the Glenfiddich tasting here: https://sltn.co.uk/2021/03/15/join-sltn-and-glenfiddich-for-special-whisky-tasting/

May 2021 – The Glenlivet, Pernod Ricard UK

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Pernod Ricard UK will showcase a selection of single malts from The Glenlivet range in this special tasting at 7pm on 10th May. The Glenlivet brand ambassador David Robinson will take participants through a tasting of The Glenlivet 12 year old and The Glenlivet Caribbean Reserve, rounding off with a Tartan Tiki featuring The Glenlivet Caribbean Reserve. Read more about The Glenlivet tasting here: https://sltn.co.uk/2021/04/12/join-sltn-and-pernod-ricard-for-virtual-whisky-tasting/

August 2021 – Tito’s Vodka, Tennent’s

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Tito’s Handmade Vodka will take centre stage at this SLTN Trade Tasting at 7pm on 16th August when Tennent’s premium brand development manager Clay Thomson will host a tasting of Tito’s, covering everything from how the vodka is produced in Austin, Texas, to its role in cocktails and other serves. Read more about the Tito’s tasting here: https://sltn.co.uk/2021/07/07/join-sltn-and-tennents-for-titos-tasting/

September 2021 – Halewood Artisanal Spirits

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Halewood Artisanal Spirits will showcase a selection of spirits from its portfolio in this special tasting at 7pm on 20th September. Halewood global brand ambassador Devin Tomlinson will take participants through a tasting of Whitley Neill London Dry Gin, Dead Man’s Fingers Spiced Rum, JJ Whitley Artisanal Russian Vodka and single malt Crabbie’s Yardhead. Read more about the Halewood tasting here: https://sltn.co.uk/2021/08/11/sltn-and-halewood-join-forces-for-spirits-tasting/

October 2021 – Edrington UK

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Edrington UK’s whisky specialist, Teddy Joseph, will take attendees through a selection of single malts from the company’s portfolio in this special SLTN Trade Tasting. The event, at 7pm on Tuesday 26th October, will see participants tasting samples of Auchentoshan American Oak, Macallan Double Cask 12 year-old, Highland Park 12 year-old, Bowmore 15 year-old, and Laphroaig 10 year-old. Read more about the Edrington UK tasting here: https://sltn.co.uk/2021/10/29/a-virtual-whisky-tour-in-five-drams/

January 2022 – Edrington UK

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SLTN is teaming with Edrington UK whisky specialist, Teddy Joseph, for a special Highland Park tasting ahead of Burns’ Night. At 7pm on Tuesday 18th January Teddy will lead attendees through a tasting of Highland Park 12 year old, Highland Park 15 year old, Highland Park Cask Strength No.2 and Highland park 18 year old. Read more about the Edrington UK tasting here: https://sltn.co.uk/2022/01/28/a-four-dram-trip-to-orkney/