An education in whisky is on order for guests travelling with Caledonian Sleeper as they celebrate Whisky Month.
As Scotland commemorates one of its most popular exports, the overnight rail service linking London and Scotland marked the annual celebration by welcoming The Whisky Shop on board.
Whisky Month honours Scotland’s national drink during May, with a host of distillery tours, whisky tasting events and other activities taking place up and down the country.
As the latest in a series of on board experiences, whisky experts from the popular drinks retailer were on hand in Caledonian Sleeper’s Inverness and Edinburgh Lounge cars to provide guests with a guide to tasting the ‘water of life’.
As well as having an opportunity to sample three very special malts from the Glenkeir Treasures Range, those on board were also gifted a goodie bag courtesy of The Whisky Shop and Caledonian Sleeper containing a whisky miniature with tasting notes showcasing The W Club whisky subscriptions, along with a copy of the retailer’s magazine, Whiskeria.
A brand known for ‘Unlocking the Mystery of Whisky’ for its customers, the sessions were well received by guests heading north to both Edinburgh and Inverness.
Ryan Flaherty, Serco’s guest experience director at Caledonian Sleeper, said: “What better way to celebrate Whisky Month than with a tasting of some of the finest drams on board one of Scotland’s iconic rail services.
“We always seek to provide our guests with experiences that showcase the best of Scotland, whether it be locally sourced food or unique whiskies.
“We hope our guests enjoyed the experience, which was courtesy of The Whisky Shop.”
The Whisky Shop has stores across the UK, including London, Edinburgh and Inverness.
Scott Dunn, manager at The Whisky Shop in Inverness and one of the experts who joined guests on board, added: “Whether it’s light and delicate or a more powerful dram, we thrive on bringing the story of whisky to life, and helping people decide which to taste next.
“We very much enjoyed sharing our knowledge with those travelling with Caledonian Sleeper from London during Whisky Month, and hope that guests enjoy continuing their whisky adventure when they get home.”