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The Dram Team to host International Women's Day whisky tasting - with proceeds going to charity

A whisky subscription service is playing host to an all-women whisky tasting this month.

Published: March 4, 2021
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The Dram Team, a whisky tasting subscription company, has teamed up with six women from the industry to host a virtual whisky tasting.

In celebration of International Women’s Day, which falls on 8 March, the accompanying whisky tasting set features six whiskies where women played a key part in their creation.

Tasting set boxes will be available throughout March, and all proceeds will be donated to charity.

The Women in Whisky virtual tasting will take place on Thursday 10 March at 8pm on The Dram Team’s Facebook and YouTube channels.

Dram Team head of marketing Harri Sharman will host the event and be joined by representatives from Nc’nean, Compass Box, Tamnavulin, J.J. Corry, Penderyn, and Cardrona.

The tasting offers participants a chance to meet a wide range of whisky professionals, ask questions, and taste six high-quality whiskies, all from the comfort of their home.

Not only that, but everyone who takes part will be supporting two charities tied to the Women in Whisky theme, with the Dram Team donating proceeds equally to Bristol Women’s Voice – an equality focused charity local to their offices in Bristol – and The Drinks Trust - an industry charity supporting hospitality workers throughout the pandemic.

One of the tasting panel guests is Annabel Thomas, founder and CEO of Nc’nean Distillery.

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Speaking of the event, she said: "I’m so excited to be participating in this event – both to be supporting two fantastic charities and to be part of an awesome line up of whiskies. Looking forward to sharing some stories and a dram."

Chris Borrow, founder of the Dram Team added: “People who work in whisky know that women are very much at the heart and soul of the industry, but a lot of daft, sexist myths still persist despite this.

"The Women in Whisky box aims to dispel these myths and send a clear message that whisky is for everyone."

Harri Sharman, who will be hosting the event, said. "This event, to me, is not just about recognising and celebrating some of the amazing work that women are doing in the whisky industry, it’s also a fantastic whisky tasting in its own right.

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"I was so excited to work on this project because of the great quality of the whiskies, the variety of flavours, and the talent of the women involved, and I think the two charities we’ve chosen do so much to support all types of people in both the whisky industry and the wider world."

The tasting is open to all, but those interested in tasting the whiskies as well can pre-purchase their whisky tasting boxes for £34.99.

They’ll also have the option to make an additional donation to these charities should they wish.

While this special edition tasting box is available as a one-off whisky box, participants can also opt to join The Dram Team’s whisky tasting club, saving £5 off subsequent whisky tasting boxes.

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For the full list of tasting panel guests and the whiskies included, visit The Dram Team’s website.

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Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne, whisky and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind is the Food and Drink Editor and whisky writer for The Scotsman, as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.

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