A north-east distillery will open its doors for a rare event next month.
Glen Garioch Distillery in Oldmeldrum will launch its Rare Fayre shopping event for the third year, welcoming a variety of local producers to the venue to showcase their produce.
The shopping event, which saw more than 700 people attend last year, will take place on Saturday December 1 from 10am to 4pm at the prestigious distillery which was recently awarded third place in Scotland’s Distillery Visitor Experience of the Year.
Guests will get the chance to discover a variety of food and craft stalls and enjoy a warming hot toddy and chat with the distillery team.
The event will also boast a selection of tastings, tours and masterclasses including the Founders Tour and the Discover Glen Garioch Rare Finds with the Blender event. Both events are one hour long and times vary from 10am to 2.30pm and must be pre-booked.
Visitor centre manager Fiona Sanderson said: “This is our third Rare Fayre event. After its success last year, where we welcomed over 700 people to our distillery, we felt we should create an even bigger and better fair this year.
“We’ve really put Glen Garioch on the map this year with all the awards we have won and wanted to celebrate that with an event that will also raise funds for Meldrum Amenities Improvement Group.
“They are a volunteer organisation which look to enhance the quaint, historic market town of Oldmeldrum with flower displays, festive illuminations and a community garden.”
The Festive Rare Fayre will also mark the launch of a brand new expression, the Glen Garioch 2007.
Distilled on 25th January 2007, cask 57 has spent well over a decade maturing in first-filled bourbon barrels. The lightly peated Glen Garioch evokes notes of lemon meringue, creamy, light vanilla, cinnamon and sage with a peppery mouthfeel for a long and memorable finish.
Handcrafted and nurtured by the people of Glen Garioch and aged exclusively in a single ex-bourbon barrel, this unique dram comes from single cask. Each bottle is individually numbered and personally signed by Master Blender, Ron Welsh.
The event is free to attend, however all tours and tastings must be pre-booked online.
For more information visit www.glengarioch.com.