The five-star attraction, located at the top of the capital’s famous Royal Mile, has created a Scotch Whisky tasting that reflects the transatlantic history of the Ryder Cup tournament.
The tasting of a range of fine Whiskies pitches those matured in European Sherry casks against others matured in American Bourbon casks. As in golf, the choice of wood is important in whisky and can have a major effect over the taste of the final product, but will the old or new world come out on top?
The team at Amber – the attraction’s award winning restaurant – has also paired its mouth-watering Scottish cuisine with delicious American cocktails and expertly selected New World Wines. However, Whisky still remains at the heart of Amber’s offering, with Scotland’s national drink playing a major part in the food on offer.
Golf themed bottlings within the World’s Largest Collection of Scotch Whisky will also be brought to the fore during 2014 and visitors will see some of the quirkier exhibits amongst the record-breaking 3,384 bottles. Including giant golf balls containing Whisky or bottles held in mini golf carts, the fun elements of the collection offer a real insight into how the national drink and game are so well matched. The collection, which is housed in a custom built glass and marble vault, is also available for intimate dining experiences, allowing up to 10 VIPs to dine in the amber glow of the world beating collection.
Julie Trevisan Hunter, head of marketing at The Scotch Whisky Experience, said: “Whisky and golf are two of Scotland’s greatest exports and 2014’s Ryder Cup is the perfect opportunity to bring the two together. Pitching the bourbon cask against the European is a fun way to reflect on the unique nature of tournament, but also demonstrates the character and history of whisky. We hope our golf and whisky loving visitors will take up the challenge and join us for a dram at the 19th hole.”