Taste of Scotland

April 6, 2019

Take a journey to a Celtic kingdom with our festive Taste of Scotland event. You’ll have the opportunity to attend the “Barrel Finishing in Scotch Whisky” tasting at The Winery Bar or the “Dram and Draft” seminar at the Horse and Plow. We top your day off with an extraordinary custom four-course dinner of Scottish fare created by Whistling Straits head Chef Dan Dries.

Brave souls are encouraged to don their kilts for our take on the traditional Cèilidh! Finally, what would a trip to Scotland be without a round of golf? Book a tee time to play a round on the Old Course at Kohler Swing Studio.


Events

Dram and Draft
The Horse & Plow | 2–3pm
Presenters:
Peter Moeller – Certified Cicerone Beer Server, The Horse and Plow
Dan Dufek – Beverage Development Specialist, Breakthru Beverage
A dynamic scotch and beer tasting event treating guests to a pairing of carefully selected classic Scotch expressions and high quality beers. Whisky enthusiasts and craft beer drinkers will discover that they share common interest in an appreciation for true craftsmanship. Dram & Draft is hosted by Beverage Development Specialist Dan Dufek of Breakthru Beverage Wisconsin & Peter Moeller, Certified Cicerone beer server for The Horse & Plow.
$35– Price includes tax and service fee.

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Barrel Finishing in Scotch Whisky
The Winery Bar | 3:30–4:30pm
Presenter: Dan Dufek - Beverage Development Specialist, Breakthru Beverage

There are many ways that Scotch whisky acquires its flavor. Between fermentation, distillation, water source, and many other factors, there can be a lot to learn. One of the most profound and immediately apparent sources of flavor is the type of barrel in which it is aged. Barrel options for Scotch include Sherry, Port, Rum, and Bourbon, among others, and “finishing” a Scotch in a secondary type of barrel has become increasingly popular over the past two decades. The flavor impact made by these barrel choices can be dramatic and delicious. Join Dan Dufek, Beverage Specialist at Breakthru Beverage, as he shares his knowledge and passion for Scotch and discusses the characteristics of different barrel types and how they can transform a whisky. Sample unique offerings from Balvenie and Glenfiddich each with a different barrel selected for aging.
$35 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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Taste of Scotland Dinner
Whistling Straits Restaurant | 6:30pm Reception, 7pm Dinner
Presenters:
Dan Dries – Chef and Restaurant Manager, Whistling Straits
Dan Dufek – Beverage Development Specialist, Breakthru Beverage
Celebrate Scottish heritage with an extraordinary 4-course dinner of Scottish fare at the picturesque Whistling Straits Restaurant. After a pre-dinner cocktail reception featuring traditional bagpipe entertainment & appetizers, you’ll take your seat among other lovers of Scotland as Dan Dries, Executive Chef of Whistling Straits Restaurant, takes you on a culinary journey featuring the Scottish staple, Haggis. Dan puts a modern take on the traditional dish while a lively reading of “A ode to a Haggis” is shared as it is served. Presented by Dan Dufek, Beverage Development Specialist with Breakthru Beverage, each course of the dinner will be expertly paired with a selection of fine Scotch Whisky including Macallan, Glenfiddich and Glenrothes.
$124 – Price includes tax, service fee and gratuity.

Menu

First Course
Tasting of Scottish Classics
scotch egg, sausage roll, crab and leek tart
Scotch Pairing: Glenfiddich Fire & Cane Single Malt Whisky

Second Course
Presentation of Haggis
haggis, neeps, and tatties
Scotch Pairing: The Macallan Triple Cask Matured 15 Years Old Single Malt Whisky

Third Course
Berkshire Pork Chop
parsnip puree, braised cabbage, baby carrots, Yorkshire pudding, cider glaze
Scotch Pairing: The Balvenie 21 year Portwood Single Malt Scotch

Dessert Course
Hazelnut Pear Cake
chocolate tart dough, hazelnut cake, pear caramel ganache, pear jelly, hazelnut feuilletine crunch, poached pear
Scotch Pairing: The Macallan Rare Cask Single Malt Whisky

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Overnight Package

To guarantee your spot at the Whistling Straits dinner with a package exclusive price, book the Taste of Scotland package, which will also include transportation to and from Whistling Straits.

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