The last piece of the puzzle is now in place and we are finally (!) able to formally open the downstairs area of the Dowans Hotel!
The latest edition to our completed renovations is ‘The Still’-our whisky snug-which, as the name suggests, is a space wholly devoted to peace, tranquillity and, of course, the opportunity to explore, taste and learn about our whisky collection. Not the first to develop the idea of a room devoted to whisky but we aim to offer something a little different with the 500 strong collection encompassing the rare, the indulgent and the exceptional alongside some of the better known whiskies. Further, the space itself will not only be available for indulging in a good dram but will also provide a location for private dinners for up to 15 people either incorporating a whisky devoted menu or one entirely chosen for a special occasion; afternoon teas are an extra element that will also be available with advance notice. Additionally, there will be whisky tastings held throughout the year, provided by those who are in the industry and know their stuff!
It would be an understatement to say that this will simply be a space devoted to the many facets of the ever growing whisky industry as it will also have an equal devotion to those who share our passion for the spirit. Therefore, in order to recognise this, we have created our own whisky club, aptly named The Still Club. Details are as follows:
“It is hard to turn your back on that first entry into the world of whisky; that first dram will remain in your memory as each new foray leads you further into the exciting and ever changing world of whisky, despite its historical heritage. There’s always the chance for discovery and, this, as with every other venture that we make at the Dowans, is key to our creation of a Club that will allow those who already have a love for the golden nectar or those who are just starting to develop their passion a chance to explore what is an ever-growing world. It will aim to offer an intimate space to not only expand on members’ knowledge but also to share this knowledge and related passion with other like-minded individuals.
We welcome you to join us, join others and enjoy the Still:
- Opportunity to buy chosen whiskies for a considerable discount to the regular retail price;
- Bottle of Champagne for every dinner that you have with us for 4 people or more;
- Selected access to the Still for private dinners for up to 15 people with a specially selected whisky themed menu or other;
- Locked cabinet space to store your whiskies;
- Discounted ticket prices and first access to their sale for private tastings (we will hold at least 4 per year) including our bi-annual festival events.”
For further details and pricing, please get in touch with us either by email on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01340871488.