Tartan Day Scotch Whisky Tasting

Gather your clan and head for the Napa Valley Museum Yountville on Saturday, April 7 at 5:30 pm, when we will be observing Tartan Day, that holiday celebrating the best of Scotland, with a seriously Scottish Whisky Tasting.

Single malt whiskies are more popular than ever, and Scotland makes the best in the world. Explore Scotch whisky under the expert tutelage of James Forbes, creator of the Dramophone Whisky app (www.bearshead.com) and patron of Scotland’s popular Lonach Highland Gathering & Games (www.lonach.org). Learn to identify Scotch’s different regions and how a distillery’s microclimate affects the taste of its whisky. In the Napa Valley we are all experts at food pairing, so come and discover how Scotch Whisky is the answer to those tricky dishes that don’t naturally work with wine.

For those who may not want to sample the spirits, Stewart Cellars will offer a wine tasting to arriving guests. Located in Yountville, the winery was founded by the Stewart family in 2000 with many nods to its Scottish heritage, including the architecture, interior decor, and thistle logo.  Stewart Cellars makes world-class wine from prestigious vineyards throughout the Napa and Sonoma Valleys.  Its Tartan Red Blend, made with Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, was rated 94 points by Wine Enthusiast and features the Stewart clan’s hunting tartan on the bottle label.  Visit Stewart online at www.stewartcellars.com.

The evening includes a curated tasting of five great whiskies, food pairings, the wine tasting from Stewart Cellars, PLUS admission to the Main Gallery’s world premiere exhibit “France is a Feast: the Photographic Journey of Paul & Julia Child.” Early bird tickets are $50 members; $60 non-members; $75 at the door. Tickets are available on our Tickets & RSVP page and at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tartan-day-scotch-whisky-tasting-tickets-43493502236

Sláinte Mhath!


photo of James Forbes, by Norman Hendry