Ann Miller explores Illicit Stills & Smugglers' Trails

£25 - Talk and tutored tasting of drams from Speyside's distilleries established at the time of the smugglers' trails with the Dram Queen, Ann Miller

The Dram Queen
AB38 7QT

Whisky Tastings

Wed 03 Nov 2021 14:30 (90 minutes)

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Smugglers' trails, the river Spey and the railways were all important to the success of Speyside's single malts. Join Ann Miller, the Dram Queen, to discover more about these themes during tutored tastings bringing each to life with a selection of samples of drams which illustrate the rich variety of whiskies from Speyside.

The pioneers of Speyside whisky industry were illicit distillers scattered over the remote glens, crofts and farms of Speyside who had to conceal their activities from the prying eyes of the authorities. Once their spirit was ready, they would set off along hidden trails in the dead of night to smuggle it to their customers. Ann will share stories of these pioneering men and women who established many of today’s successful single malt distilleries as she presents a selection of drams they created.

This event will take place in the Dram Queen's exclusive tasting room. With a maximum of 12 guests, current guidance on Covid precautions will be observed.

It may be possible to arrange a minibus from and back to the Elgin area – please contact me for more information.

Ann Miller, the Dram Queen, an independent whisky expert, worked in the industry for over 30 years. A Keeper of the Quaich and a lifetime Ambassador for the Festival, she offers bespoke experiences including tutored tastings, whisky dinners and training courses for novices and enthusiasts. She shares her passion, knowledge and behind the scenes expertise with clients. Ann also offers online opportunities to learn about Scotch whisky with The Spirits Club Academy. Find out more at

Type Price(s) Quantity
Full Price £25.00

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