Dornoch Whisky Festival
The Dornoch Whisky Festival was established in 2015, but when the Carnegie Whisky Cellars opened in June 2016, we were given approval to create a limited edition bottling to be launched at each year’s festival.
During our first few months of being open, we developed a growing relationship with Wolfburn Distillery. This partnership can be seen through many of our projects, including the first two Dornoch Whisky Festival Bottlings. Like most Wolfburn’s, these are highly sought after by collectors.
In 2018 with Stephen Woodcock from Distell International being named as our VIP, we seen an opportunity to work closely with one of our suppliers and through Hunter Laing we selected a Single Cask Bunnahabhain distilled in 2005.
For the 2019 Dornoch Whisky Festival we approached our independent bottling suppliers and tried to source a single cask of The Macallan – paying tribute to that years VIP’s; the Whisky Makers from Macallan Distillery. Due to the vintages that were available being older than we expected, we decided to purchase a single cask from the Oldest Distillery in Orkney – Macallan’s sister distillery – and we’ll let you figure out which one that is.
We look forward to this bottle developing from year to year.