Experience Speyside Whisky

Immersive experiences to expand your knowledge and grow your passion

SWA Whisky Tastings

We offer unique and bespoke tastings to tantalise your taste buds, whether you love the Flora & Fauna of Speyside or the Dark Peat of Islay.

We can also make up any tasting from our profile of whisky, currently totalling over 600 single malts, (and growing).

Why not have us visit you, if you would like to arrange a tasting at home for you and your friends, for that special occasion, or your corporate event, these can be designed to offer the experience you desire.

Our SWA Diploma in Scotch Whisky

Our unique five day immersive diploma course will take you on a comprehensive journey of Speyside discovery, embracing the history and the science behind the process of making scotch whilst gaining insight into the industry as it is today. Also enjoying the scenery and the welcome to the heart of Speyside, what more could a whisky lover want, it is truly an unforgettable experience.

The Raw Materials

AM - An immersive journey through the history of scotch whisky.

PM - A interactive visit to a local farm producing barley for a Speyside distillery.
Day 1

The Process

AM - An interactive session on the malting, mashing and fermentation of the raw materials.

PM - The art of copper and the complexities of distillation.
DAY 2

Distillery Visits

Distillery visits across Speyside bringing the learning so far to life... whilst nosing and tasting some exclusive drams
day 3

Maturation

AM - The influence of wood, learning about the importance of oak in the maturation process.

PM - An immersive visit to Speyside Cooperage, experiencing the masters at work.
day 4

Blending & Bottling

AM - The art of blending - participate in a blending masterclass at a Speyside distillery.

PM - Experience the worldwide industry as it is today.
day 5

Courses, tastings and events in 2024

Below are the current experiences available to book.
Spaces are limited so get in touch now to book your space

Whisky Tasting Speyside Sherry Bombs

Join Brian Weir for a tasting journey through four Speyside sherry bombs. A limited tasting with space for only 6 people, delivered in SWA's tasting room in Rothes. £50pp including four spectacular drams.

Whisky Quiz - Spirit of Speyside

Join us at Dufftown Royal British Legion for a fun night of whisky. We are hosting a quiz all about whisky. Teams of up to 5 people, £15pp including a dram for all the whisky quizzers.

Whisky Tasting- Taste of Islay

Join Brian Weir for a tasting journey through four special Islay drams. A limited tasting with space for only 6 people, delivered in SWA's tasting room in Rothes. £55pp including four smoky drams.

Diploma in Scotch Whisky (May)

Our 5-day immersive diploma, a truly unforgettable experience here in the heart of Speyside, taking you step by step through the history and the practical process from ground to glass. Spaces limited!

Whisky Tasting 'The Balvenie'

Join Brian Weir for a tasting journey through 'The Balvenie'. A limited tasting with space for only 6 people, delivered in SWA's tasting room in Rothes. £55pp including four unforgettable drams.

Diploma in Scotch Whisky (August)

Our 5-day immersive diploma, a truly unforgettable experience here in the heart of Speyside, taking you step by step through the history and the practical process from ground to glass. Spaces limited!

Diploma in Scotch Whisky (November)

Our 5-day immersive diploma, a truly unforgettable experience here in the heart of Speyside, taking you step by step through the history and the practical process from ground to glass. Spaces limited!

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