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Cocktails with Bladnoch Distillery

Collab with The Minty + Laura Ann's jams, featuring Bladnoch Scotch


date: Wednesday, July 21, 2021

time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm Pacific Time

location: Virtual Tasting via Zoom

Max Capacity

• Advance enrollment is always required and must be 21+ to attend.

• Educational samples will be sent out via mail delivery.

• If the event is sold out please email us to be placed on the wait list.


Join us for a two cocktail demo with The Minty + Laura Ann's Jams, featuring Bladnoch Scotch with Will Pitchforth, Head of Commercial for Bladnoch Distillery joining us. Bladnoch Distillery is a 203 year old premium Single Malt Scotch Whisky producer in south west Scotland. It is one of the six remaining Lowland distilleries. The distillery is situated on the banks of the River Bladnoch, and is the most southerly whisky distillery in Scotland. The event will feature artisanal jam and kumquats to make the Pure Scot cocktails. Recipes + ingredients to buy before the event are listed here [Old Fashioned] + [Tropical Chiller].


1. Pure Scot, Blended Scotch Whisky, 40%
2. Pure Scot, Virgin Oak, 43%
3. Bladnoch 10 Year Old, Bourbon Barrel,  46.7%
4. Bladnoch "Samsara", CA Red Wine Cask + Bourbon Casks, 46.7%
5. Bladnoch "Adela" 15 Year Old, Oloroso Cask, 46.7%
6. Bladnoch 17 Year Old, California Red Wine Cask Finish, 46.7%


about the presenter:
Will Pitchforth, Head of Commercial for Bladnoch Distillery, joined the company as Global Head of Sales in late 2017. He is an internationally experienced Sales and Marketing leader with 15 years experience in the Spirits and Wine industry having worked on both the client and supplier side. He worked at Pernod Ricard’s headquarters in Paris where he led the on-premise strategy for a number of developing markets and launched new brands in established markets, including working closely with the Scotch Whisky division at Chivas Brothers. Prior to this role, Will served as Australian Key Account Manager for Pernod Ricard where he set records for sales growth and customer acquisition. Before his time in the spirits industry, Will worked in hospitality, managing cocktail bars and clubs.

about the distillery:
The fact that Bladnoch has made it past 200 years is quite extraordinary. Since it was established in 1817, the distillery has changed hands numerous times and ceased production intermittently. Fortunately, in 2015, it was purchased and renovated by Australian entrepreneur David Prior, who is the first Aussie to own a Scotch whisky distillery and the oldest working one at that. With the help of master distiller Nick Savage, formerly of The Macallan, Prior revived the distillery and commenced production again in 2017. Since then, Bladnoch has been releasing limited editions using previously distilled inventory to reclaim its place in the whisky world. [link]

about Laura Ann's Jams:

Born when a rock-n-roll drummer (with culinary roots in Chicago) moved to Los Angeles and became enamored with a new world of exotic fruits, herbs and other local ingredients. Propelled by the West Coast's noted spirit of openness to experimentation and fearless entrepreneurialism, Laura Ann Masura built a business with inventive flavor combinations, exacting quality, and a riotous word-of-mouth growth in popularity. Laura Ann’s Jams have been featured on OWN, Jeopardy, the LA Times, Wall Street Journal, Martha Stewart and voted Best Local Jam by Los Angeles Magazine. [link]

about The Minty:

The Minty is a Los Angeles lifestyle blog focusing on the city’s dining, dating, arts and culture scenes. The Minty is best known for her food and bar crawls with such themes as Hot Bartenders, Gays & Dolls and Craft Beer.  She has judged foodie contests from cupcakes to cocktails to chocolate as well as written for The Tasting Panel Magazine, BlackboardEats and DealPop. Her photography has been featured in LA Weekly, KCET, LAist, Thrillist, Gayot, Details Magazine, LA Taco and more. [link]


Zoom information is on the placemat + SCWC website page
sample size = .75oz + 2oz. of the Pure Scot expressions (for the cocktail + to sample)

A big thank you to Natalia Garcia Bourke for making this happen!

Meeting ID:

666 442 8666




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