19th - 21st June 2020

Montpellier Gardens, Cheltenham GL50 1SD


The Big Whisky Tour – Masterclass

Discover the various styles and flavours from the 6 Scottish whisky regions; big peaty whiskies of Islay to the lighter fresher style from Speyside, soft gentle lowland, diverse flavours from Highland, peat heather honey from the Islands to the vanilla salt and fruit of Campbeltown.

Presented by John Gordon Duff, the founder of local John Gordons, independent wine and spirit merchant located in the heart of Montpellier.

In this Masterclass you will sample a range of excellent whisky and gain knowledge from our own local expert John Gordon Duff. The Masterclass runs for one hour. Bookings are Essential.

Whisky’s to be Sampled


The story of Scotland’s most handmade whisky, Our story spans centuries of whisky history and five generations of one family; the Mitchells. Now the oldest independent family-owned distillery in the country, we’re proud to share the story of Scotland’s most handmade whisky with enthusiasts across the world.


Tomatin Whisky

Founded in 1897, the Tomatin whisky distillery sits at an altitude of 313m just to the west of the village of the same name and quenches its annual five million litre capacity with the pure waters of the Allt-na-Frithe. Experience the softer side of the Highlands with our award-winning range of light, soft and fruity malts.


Auchentoshan Whisky

They say where you’re from says a lot about who you are. And most Single Malts are from the middle of nowhere. Us? We’re different.

We were forged in the fires of The Industrial Revolution and the Glaswegian sweat of our forefathers. We’ve taken the sweat out now. But boy do we still have the spirit. We’re part of the city. And the city is part of us. We play hard. And we work even harder.

We’re not triple distilled because it’s tradition. But because that’s what it takes to create a delicate flavour unlike any other. Smooth, yet gutsy. Approachable yet deep. Open to newcomers and old friends alike. Just like where we’re from.


Kilchoman Whisky

The Kilchoman distillery was founded in 2005 at the Rochside Farm, not far from Machir Bay at Islay’s West Coast. Kilchoman is Scotland’s most Westerly whisky distillery and draws its water from a spring on Cnoc Dubh, just above Rochside Farm.  The resultant single malt Scotch whisky will not undergo chill-filtration nor will spirit caramel be added, the standard strength will be at 50% abv, reduced with Islay water.



Arran Whisky

Arran Single Malt Whisky A dynamic new force in the Scotch whisky industry, Isle of Arran Distillers is one of the few remaining independent distilleries in Scotland.They are based at Lochranza on the Isle of Arran, one of the most beautiful and famous in Scotland which lies off the west coast between Ayrshire and Kintyre.


Glenfarclas Whisky

Multi-award winning Glenfarclas Single Highland Malt Scotch Whisky has been distilled on Speyside for six generations by one family – the Grants. The Glenfarclas Distillery was legally established in 1836, on the Recherlich Farm at Ballindalloch, in the heart of Speyside. Glenfarclas Single Highland Malt Scotch Whisky continues to impress the tasting panels at both national and international competitions, year after year. Confirming the words of a great rival distiller in 1912, “of all the whiskies malt is king – of all the kings Glenfarclas reigns supreme.”



This Masterclass is limited to 50 people, this is to ensure we can give the best possible talk and  devote time and attention to the Whisky.  

Pre-booking via our On-Line Ticket service is recommended.

The Masterclass tickets cost just £6.00 


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