What’s on at Dornoch Whisky Festival- Friday 28th October

The Dornoch Whisky Festival 2016 begins with a fantastic evening jam packed with tastings and amazing menus throughout the town and in local distilleries. You can book online now here: www.dornochwhiskyfestival.com. All events outside of Dornoch include return transport.

Coast Candles Whisky Candle Making Workshops
Take this opportunity to visit the fantastic Coast Candle shop in Dornoch and get creative at the same time.
Coast candles sell a range of beautiful hand made candles, the perfect place to pick up a present to take back home with you
or to make your very own  Whisky scented candle! Drop in workshop from 10.30am until 3pm. £20pp
Balblair tasting and Film with Charles Maclean: 5pm-7pm

The first event is a tasting at Balblair Distillery hosted by Whisky legend Charles Maclean. Charles Maclean is a well known whisky writer and taster, who starred in the film ‘The Angel’s Share’, based in at Balblair Distillery. You are invited to take part in this unique opening event with Charles leading a welcome tasting prior to the viewing Angel’s Share! This exclusive event is limited to 16 places. Booking in advance is essential. The costs is £80 per person, which includes transport from Dornoch.

Dinner in the Castle Bistro: from 6.30pm

Enjoy dinner in the informal setting of the Castle Bistro with its centre-piece a roaring log fire in the 11ft fireplace that was formerly the Bishop’s kitchen in the 1500’s.
Select a dram at the Whisky Bar that features 15th Century stonewalls, completed with oak paneling and Caithness slab flooring.
The chefs at the Dornoch Castle Hotel have been working exceptionally hard maintaining, for six years running, an AA Rosette Status. Using locally source produce to highlight all that Scottish cuisine has to offer. Our food and beverage team have crafted a wine and whisky list especially to compliment the chef’s menu.

Gala Dinner at Links House: 7.30pm– THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED

Join us at Links House for our 4 course tasting menu carefully created by our Head Chef Jon-Paul Saint and complimented by four of Balblair’s finest Single Malt, including an exclusive bottling.The evening will be hosted by world renowned whisky expert and writer Charles MacLean. The evening begins with complementary canapes and a wee dram, to enjoy beside a roaring fire in the lounge, dinner is served in our Orangery Restaurant at 8pm. You will taste the very best of the Highland’s seasonal fayre and our exceptional team will ensure that you have a memorable experience in wonderful surroundings.
There are 12 places at the Gala Dinner, at £95 each, so please book today to be part of this exclusive event.

The Dalmore Masked Dinner at the Royal Dornoch Golf Hotel: 7.30pm

Since 2010 the Royal Dornoch Golf Hotel’s Head Chef, Saminda Mavilmada and his loyal team, have consistently produced exciting and seasonally changing dishes with the emphasis on fresh local ingredients. Here in the Highlands we are blessed with an abundance of quality produce especially Scottish beef, fish, shellfish and game.
The Dalmore Masked Dinner is a three course meal, followed by a cheese board, each beautifully paired with a Dalmore Expression.
Cigars will be served on the patio accompanied by The Dalmore Cigar Malt Reserve. Guests will each receive a signed copy of Richard Paterson’s book “Goodness Nose”.
There are 20 places at the Dalmore Masked Dinner, at £75 each, so please book today to be part of this special event.

Glenmorangie Masked Dinner: 8pm

Start the Dornoch Whisky Festival by enjoying a splendid meal in the Royal Dornoch Golf Club, currently celebrating 400 Years of Golf. Our team, under the guidance of Head Chef Helen Needs, continually develops dishes of taste and style, the quality of which has met with worldwide approval.
Here in the Highlands we are fortunate in that our local produce is of the highest quality, much sought after and exported around the world. Almost all of our dishes are locally sourced and all their menu items are freshly prepared in house.
The Glenmorangie Gala Dinner is 3 course dinner with coffee, each course matched with selected Glenmorangie whisky.
The cost is £45 per person, 40 places are available and booking in advance is essential.

Live Music at the Dornoch Whisky Bar: 8pm

Enjoy Traditional Live Music whilst sampling The Whisky Bar’s vast selection of rare and unique vintage malts.

Live Music in the Dornoch inn: 9pm

Enjoy a meal and at the Dornoch inn and settle down for an evening of Live Music from 9pm. Free entry.

Live Music in the Eagle Hotel: 9.30pm

Enjoy an evening of music in The Eagle Hotel. Free admission.

Start planning your weekend now!