The whisky world puts on innumerable opportunities for people to get out there and taste great drams. But one I came across recently really caught my eye – a Ladies Afternoon Tea and Tasting.

Hosted by Auchentoshan, the event takes place at the distillery – just outside of Glasgow – on the 8 December. Leading the tasting will be the fantastic Rachel Barrie, Morrison Bowmore’s master blender.

I spoke with Anne Kinnes, the operations and development manager for Auchentoshan’s visitor centre, who told me the event is a part of a series of tastings to help boost visitor numbers to the distillery.

“We are trying to encourage all locals in and around Glasgow to come to the visitor centre and see and participate in our events. This is just one of a whole series of events this year,” she said.

However, she added that holding a women’s only event was inspired by a similar tasting held in June during the distillery’s festival. If it is popular enough this time, it may become a staple event on the centre’s calendar.

The day will include a set of whiskies to try, which will be matched with both savoury and sweet foods, helping to show the diversity of whisky. Women will also be invited to become one of the Auchentoshan Ladies.

So ladies – if you’re in the Glasgow area, why not check out what Auchentoshan has to offer, learn a thing or two from the masterful Rachel Barrie and try some lovely sounding food? If I lived nearby, I’d definitely be there!

For more information and to book tickets, call the visitor centre on: 01389 878 561.