IWSC Scotch & Worldwide Whisky Tasting

Dates: Thu 21 Oct 2021 to Thu 21 Oct 2021

Location: The Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh

IWSC Scotch & Worldwide Whisky Tasting

To celebrate the world of whisky and in recognition of our 2021 President Michael Urquhart, the IWSC is delighted to share news of an exclusive new event.

On Thursday 21 October at Edinburgh’s The Balmoral Hotel, the IWSC warmly invites the industry to attend its 2021 Whisky Tastings, Awards Ceremony & Dinner.

Created exclusively for members of the trade, the two-part event will provide whisky lovers an opportunity to sample a range of more than 250 Gold-Outstanding and Gold-medal-winning whiskies and IWSC 2021 spirit trophy winners.

During the afternoon session, The Balmoral’s Waverley and Holyrood Rooms will host a walk-around whisky tasting for up to 150 members of the industry.

For the evening event, following the walk-around tasting of the 250 Gold and Gold Outstanding medal winners, the IWSC will be hosting an awards ceremony announcing the winners of the IWSC 2021 whisky trophies as well as the 2021 Spirits Communicator of the Year winner, in partnership with Chivas Brothers. The ceremony will be hosted by IWSC Spirit Judging Committee member, Joel Harrison and winner of the 2020 Spirits Communicator of the Year award, Becky Paskin. The evening event will incorporate a three-course dinner with carefully matched wines and whiskies, followed by an opportunity to kick off those heels at the exclusive after-party. The event will be attended by IWSC’s 2021 President Michael Urquhart: the former managing director of family-owned Scotch whisky and premium spirits specialist Gordon & MacPhail.


Scotch & Worldwide Whisky Tasting

14.00 - 16.30, Thursday 21 October

Trade tasting of 250+ Gold and Gold-Outstanding medal-winning whiskies and spirits
Waverley & Holyrood Rooms, The Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh

Places are limited so register here  to avoid disappointment*.

Whisky Tasting, Awards Ceremony & Dinner

From 17.30, Thursday 21 October

17:30 - 19:30: Sample 250+ whiskies and award-winning spirits - Waverley & Holyrood Rooms
18:00 - 19:45: Drinks reception - Sir Walter Scott Suite
20:00 - 22:30: Dinner & Awards ceremony - Sir Walter Scott Suite
22:30 to 23:30: After-dinner drinks - Sir Walter Scott Suite

To purchase tickets to this exclusive event click here.

If would like to receive more information about the event or details of event sponsorship, please email info@iwsc.net 



*Registrations will be reviewed by the organisers, this event is open only to industry professionals. As this is a trade-only tasting, the IWSC reserves the right to decline your registration if you cannot provide evidence that you work in the drinks industry.