Dinner with the Dram Queens (join us as we host Ann Miller, the Dram Queen and Martine Nouet, the Queen of the Stills for an evening of wonderful food, drams and conversation!) - Whisky Festival Nov 2021
The Dowans Hotel
Food, Whisky Tastings
Here at the Dowans, we have been pairing food successfully with whisky since our arrival here in 2012 believing that the unique combination is one of mastery; equal to that of food and wine, an already established concept. Continuing this celebration, we are delighted to be working with two stalwarts of the industry: Ann Miller and Martine Nouet who, combining their decades’ worth of experience in the industry, have both, in their own way, been pioneers of the pairing of whisky and food. Join us on the evening of the 6th of November for 4 courses that have been lovingly curated by Martine and our kitchen team paired alongside 4 outstanding drams (and maybe a surprise here or there!) which both Ann and Martine will delight in detailing, discussing and sharing with you, our guests.
*Please let us know of any dietary restrictions at the time of your reservation so that these can be easily accommodated in advance. We cannot guarantee that any special requests can be met on the night.
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 now 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. With abusiness partner, Ann has created The Spirits Club Academy offering online opportunities to learn about Scotch whisky.
French born author and journalist, based on Islay, Martine Nouet writes exclusively about food and spirits. She is the pioneer of matching food and whisky. In 2016 she published the well-acclaimed recipe book "à table, whisky from glass to plate" which reflects her original contribution to whisky which she also pairs with art, dance,
and music at events around the world. Martine is a Master of the Quaich, an International Ambassador of the Festival, and a globally sought-after taster and commentator.