Overnight rail service Caledonian Sleeper offered guests a taste of The Malt Whisky Trail on Tuesday evening (15 May) to celebrate World Whisky Day.
Guests on board the Inverness-bound service from London joined Blair Bowman, founder of World Whisky Day, to say ‘slàinte’ to Scotland’s iconic national drink ahead of World Whisky Day which is on Saturday 19 May.
Caledonian Sleeper is the ideal way to access The Malt Whisky Trail which is home to the world’s largest concentration of distilleries, located in the Moray and Speyside region. Drams from across the seven working distilleries along The Trail were selected by Blair who is also a whisky consultant and author.
Blair commented: “Scottish whisky is famous across the globe and so it’s only right that we celebrate our country’s iconic drink with World Whisky Day.
“Speyside is home to the world’s largest concentration of Scotch malt whisky distilleries, with sites ranging from global brands to more boutique producers.
“The unique Caledonian Sleeper tasting was a fantastic opportunity for guests to taste The Malt Whisky Trail with some of Speyside’s finest drams commemorating the globally celebrated event that is World Whisky Day.”
Ryan Flaherty, Serco’s Managing Director at Caledonian Sleeper, added: “We were really excited to host Blair on board on behalf of The Malt Whisky Trail, providing guests with this insightful tasting.
“World Whisky Day is the perfect opportunity to learn more about the amazing history of the drink, how it’s created today and of course try a tipple. With a great selection of Scottish food and drink, including a range of malts from across the country, our on board Lounge Car was the perfect setting for the event.
“We hope all of our guests enjoyed the experience and celebrate further on Saturday.”
To find out more about Caledonian Sleeper or to make a reservation, visit sleeper.scot. For more information on The Malt Whisky Trail, visit maltwhiskytrail.com For details on World Whisky Day, which falls on the third Saturday of every May, visit www.worldwhiskyday.com