Popular Speyside single malt whisky Glen Moray has announced a new series of ' Whisky Surgeries' to take drinks fans on virtual journey of discovery "one delicious dram at a time".
The monthly online whisky event will be hosted on Zoom by the company’s very own doctor and head of whisky creation, Dr Kirstie McCallum, and will aim to appeal to drinkers who are missing out on their usual distillery visits and festivals this year.
The first ‘after hours’ surgery will take place at 8pm on Tuesday 7 th July and will put the world of unusual cask maturation under the microscope. Participants can enjoy a virtual tasting and discover the hidden gems found in Glen Moray Distillery’s 'Warehouse 1', where unusual casks and maturation experiments are housed.
The Glen Moray team say that throughout the event Dr Kirstie will share her decades of knowledge and experience as one of Scotch whisky's leading creators, answering questions and revealing the secrets behind Glen Moray’s adventurous approach to flavour.
The free event will have 50 spaces available, with the first 20 people to sign up each receiving a complimentary Glen Moray tasting kit, which contains the new Madeira Cask Project and Rhum Agricole Cask Finish Project expressions to enjoy during the event.
The plans for future sessions will be announced over the coming months.
Speaking about the new event, Dr Kirstie McCallum said: ‘I’m really looking forward to presenting our first Whisky Surgery session as there is nothing I enjoy more than sharing a dram with enthusiasts and chatting about one of my favourite subjects – whisky exploration.
"Glen Moray has a unique history of cask experimentation and I have a good few anecdotes to share on the discoveries that have been made in our distillery.
"Bringing people who are interested in whisky together to share knowledge is another passion of mine so this new series provides a great platform to do this."