The DC Scotch Walk is an awesome day of fun, excitement, entertainment and of course, excellent Scotch whisky. Enjoy the best of Scotland's premium distilleries at 8 of DC’s leading bars.
Participants will enjoy a 1-ounce taste of a different select Scotch whisky at 8 different venues in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington, DC, all INCLUDED in their ticket price. In addition, each venue is offering specials on food, beer and Scotch to participants. A portion of ALL proceeds will go to non-profit and charitable organizations.
Check-in at your designated check-in location to pick up your pass between Noon – 3pm(SHARP). The DC Scotch Walk is from Noon – 9pm.
Triple distilled and matured solely in American bourbon casks. The result: a Lowland Single Malt Whisky with the sweet aromas of vanilla and coconut - along with the signature smooth, delicate, Auchentoshan taste.
Blended from more than 50 single malts (with particular emphasis on Miltonduff and Glenburgie) as well as 4 single grain whiskies. Ballantine's Finest is a smooth, satisfyingly modern blend, and was Jim Murray's No Age Statement Blend of the Year with a whopping 96 points! Expressive on the nose with crisp barley sugars and a touch of wood smoke, with a soft and sweet finish.
Its creamy sweetness originates from the selective use of first-fill American oak casks, still so full of the Bourbon character their previous occupants left behind, and complemented by traditional oak casks. This sweetness contrasts wonderfully with the liveliness of zesty fruits, creating an expression that is worthy of its reserve status.
A classic Speyside Single Malt, the nose is soft and slighty dry with a hint of crisp apple. The palate is fresh and creamy with hints of vanilla, and the finish is medium dry with a touch of hazelnut. The most approachable offering from the Glen Grant Distillery in Rothes, Aberlour.
Brilliant golden amber color leads to a nose of honey and custard, with dry-yet-fruit body that brings to mind a warming hint of dried fruits. There is a slightly spicy, nuanced finish to this popular blended Scotch, made with a hearty helping of Speyside malts.
The standard bearer of Islay whisky, the sparkling gold colour and huge smoky notes let you know you are in for a treat. This full bodied, extra peaty whisky is distilled the same way as when Ian Hunter first did so 75 years ago. There is a hint of seaweed and a surprising sweetness on your way to a long and strong finish.
The nose is of cedar wood fused with the sweetness of vanilla and fresh Scottish gooseberries. The palate has a well-balanced combination of the sweetness of malt and the aridity of salt, followed by a hint of lime to complete this fine example of a Highland Single Malt. The finish is pleasantly smooth and longer than you might expect.
Full bodied and robust, you will notice lingering wood cinders of tar and smoke, with just a trace of vanilla and a subtle citrus note on the nose. The smokey nature of burnt oak chips is apparent as you enjoy a malty vanilla flavour, bringing balance to the overall taste. As you might expect, the finish is smoky and strong, with just a hint of iodine.