Celebrate Whisky Month and World Whisky Day with some whisky themed lock-down fun!

Whisky themed lock-down activities

During the month of May we celebrate Whisky Month and World Whisky day, so as another week in lock-down draws to a close, we thought we would share some Scotch whisky inspired activities to keep you entertained with a Scotch whisky theme.

Serious whisky quizness

Friday night now sees many of us joining virtual quizzes hosted by friends and family members.  Why not put their knowledge of Scotlandโ€™s national drink to the test with some of our whisky themed quizzes or grab your favourite dram and try to decipher our hugely popular Scotch whisky emoji quiz.

Festival fun

May is whisky month in Scotland, traditionally playing host to both the Speyside Whisky Festival and Feis Ile on Islay. Sandwiched in between you have World Whisky Day, and last year saw the inaugural Highland Whisky Festival.  Fear not whisky lovers! Tomatin Distillery have curated a virtual Lockdown Whisky Festival โ€“ hear from a selection of industry experts as they guide you through an assortment of drams from around the world – all from the comfort of your home. From 18th May Glen Scotia will be holding their virtual festival to celebrate all things Campbeltown.

Upcycle your recycling

After the excitement of a virtual festival you can slow things down a touch on Sunday with some whisky inspired crafting.  Maybe you have an empty bottle (or two) that you can rescue from recycling and try a little upcycling instead.  Many of our team have put their creative skills to good use and produced some beautiful whisky bottle lamps and vases.  Our new homeware range in our shop includes battery operated bottle lights ideal for finishing your project.   Check out our Pinterest page for some further inspiration.

Whisky barrel art in Amber Restaurant at The Scotch Whisky Experience

Get jiggy with it

Glengoyne Distillery really captured the zeitgeist of lockdown with their exclusive distillery jigsaw, so popular it has already sold out online. Rediscover the simple joy of placing that final piece with a fine dram in hand with Master of Maltโ€™s Whiskies of Scotland jigsaw puzzle.

Run your own whisky tasting

Enjoy a virtual tasting in company, but getting everyone to share their ruminations over the drams left in the whisky cabinet after many weeks of lock-down! Create your own online Scotch whisky tasting party with some tips here from our experts.

Comparative whisky tasting with food matching

Bury yourself in a whisky book

Now is the time to enjoy a good whisky book and we have some recommendations right here in our blog. From cookimg with whisky to discovering distilleries and deepening your whisky culture you can find it all here.

Scotch whisky books

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