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Maid of the Loch and Glengoyne Whisky Tasting Event

The Maid of the Loch, Loch Lomond's Paddle Steamer, is holding its first ever Whisky Tasting event on Saturday 5th September, sponsored by Glengoyne Distillery.

John Beveridge, Director of the Loch Lomond Steamship Company, the charity that owns the Maid, said:

“We are most grateful to Glengoyne for providing us with 10 year old and 12 year old award-winning Highland Single Malt whiskies to sample, along with tasting notes and product brochures. We would like to challenge your readers to see if they can tell the difference between the two”.

The tasting will be with a sample of Glengoyne’s hand-crafted 10 year old whisky, and its 12 year old whisky. Oatcakes will be provided to cleanse the pallet between tastings.

John added: “We are delighted to be part of the Loch Lomond Food & Drink Festival being held by Loch Lomond Shores. 2015 is also Scotland’s Year of Food & Drink, so the Maid is proud to be supporting this. Our new Maid of the Loch single malt whisky miniatures will be available on board”.

The event will take place on board the Maid of the Loch at Balloch Pier between 2pm and 4pm.

Tickets are priced £4 and will be on sale on the Maid on the day, or in the Loch Lomond Shores retail crescent.

Further information

1.The photo shows Glengoyne Distillery Sales and Marketing Manager Sarah Bottomley and Maid of the Loch volunteer Jim McGinn with the new souvenir single malt whisky miniatures

2.Maid of the Loch was built in 1953 and last sailed in 1981. She has been tied up at Balloch ever since.

3.The Maid has been owned by the Loch Lomond Steamship Company, a charity registered in Scotland No. SC 024062, since 1996. There is no paid staff - everyone is a volunteer.  www.maidoftheloch.org  

4.LLSC's aim is to return the Maid to steam operation on Loch Lomond. This month an application to the Heritage Lottery Fund was successful, and the charity has received a package worth £230,000 in a Round 1 pass. HLF have promised £3.8 million if LLSC can raise the other £1.7 million.

5.Glengoyne produce a range of award-winning whiskies, and offer conducted tours of the distillery. Full details at www.glengoyne.com 

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