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Father's Day Whisky Festival – Sun 17 June

Whisky and Spirits List | Soft Drinks | Masterclasses | Festival Glasses

Tickets are on sale now.

We're hosting our first-ever whisky festival on Father's Day at Stonehenge Works, so you can treat dad to a ride on a steam train and a few drams. Entry to the festival is free with a train ticket, and spirits prices start at just £1.

We'll be operating our enhanced service. The festival will open on arrival of the first train of the day at 1055 and last pour will be at 1600, 25 minutes before the last departure to Page's Park.

The festival will be hosted by knowledgeable staff who will be able to help you choose the right whisky for you, and to answer any questions you may have. We know not everyone likes whisky, so there will also be a small selection of other spirits and cocktails. Plus soft drinks will be available for children and drivers.

Whisky Festival

Whisky and Spirits List

The line-up is planned to include around 45 whiskies with liqueurs, pre-mixed cocktails, and more… Please note that the list below is subject to availabilty and amendment on the day.

Scotch Whiskies

Name Region ABV 1cl 2cl
Ardmore 2002 'Hornby Double O' SMWS (Bottled 2011) Highland 58.4% £2 £4
Arran 9 Year Old Pomerol Finish (Bottled 2009) Island 50% £2 £4
Arran 1996 Berry Bros (Bottled 2017) Island 53.7% £3 £5
Aultmore 2006 Berry Bros (Bottled 2017) Speyside 46% £2 £4
Bladnoch 1990 Berry Bros (Bottled 2010) Lowland 50.4% £2 £4
Bruichladdich Laddie Classic Edition_01 Islay 46% £1 £2
Bruichladdich Batch 2 Boutique-y Whisky Islay 52.7% £2 £4
Caol Ila 1984 Berry Bros (Bottled 2010) Islay 53.7% £4 £7
Clynelish 1997 Berry Bros (Bottled 2012) Highland 46% £2 £4
Craigellachie 2000 Berry Bros (Bottled 2011) Speyside 46% £1 £2
Glenburgie 1983 Berry Bros (Bottled 2010) Speyside 54.1% £4 £7
Glen Elgin 1995 Elixir Distillers (Bottled 2017) Speyside 55.4% £3 £5
Glen Grant 1972 Berry Bros (Bottled 2009) Speyside 51.8% £5 £8
Glen Grant 1974 Berry Bros (Bottled 2012) Speyside 49.3% £5 £8
Glen Moray Classic Peated Speyside 40% £1 £2
Glen Moray Classic Port Cask Speyside 40% £1 £2
Glen Moray 18 Year Old Speyside 47.2% £2 £4
Invergordon 1971 (Grain) (Bottled 2009) Lowland 48% £5 £8
Old Cricket 3 Year Old (Blend) (Bottled 1990s) Multiple 40% £1 £2
Peat (Pure Islay) – Elements of Islay Islay 45% £1 £2
Peat (Full Proof) – Elements of Islay Islay 59.3% £2 £4
Peat Monster Reserve Compass Box (Bottled 2008) Islay 48.9% £2 £4
Port Askaig 15 Year Old Sherry Cask Islay 45.8% £2 £4
Port Askaig 100° Proof Islay 57.1% £1 £2
Speyside Reserve Berry Bros (Blended Malt) Speyside 46% £1 £2

World Whiskies

Name Country ABV 1cl 2cl
Amrut (2007 release) India 40% £2 £4
Amrut Cask Strength India 61.8% £2 £4
Amrut Fusion India 50% £1 £2
English Whisky Co. Chapter 11 Peated 2008 England 46% £1 £2
G Rozelieures Single Malt Fraance 46% £1 £2
Kavalan Bourbon Oak Taiwan 46% £2 £4
Kavalan Concertmaster Taiwan 40% £2 £4
Kavalan Podium Taiwan 46% £2 £4
Kavalan Sherry Oak Taiwan 46% £2 £4
Kavalan Solist Port 2009 (Bottled 2016) Taiwan 57.8% £3 £5
King Car Conductor Taiwan 46% £2 £4
Mackmyra Midnattssol Sweden 46.1% £2 £4
Michter's US*1 Sour Mash USA 43% £2 £4
Nikka Coffey Malt Japan 45% £1 £2
Nikka Yoichi Single Malt Japan 45% £2 £4
Redbreast 12 Year Old Cask Strength Ireland 58.6% £2 £4
Rock Town Rye USA 46% £1 £2
Suntory Hakushu 12 Year Old Japan 43.5% £2 £4
Upshot (World Whiskies Awards 2017 winner) Australia 43% £2 £4

Other Spirits

A carefully chosen selection of other spirits - we're sure you'll find something you like.

In addition, the team from Willow Tree Gin, made just three miles from our line, in Stanbridge, will be with us, sampling and selling bottles of their gin made with smoked botanicals.

Type Name Country ABV 1cl 2cl
Brandy 1980s' Stock Medicinal Italy 40% £1 £2
Cognac Delamain Pale & Dry XO France 40% £2 £4
Eau-de-vie Miclo Poire Williams (Pear) France 43% £2 £4
Eau-de-vie Z-Thenac Prune France 53% £1 £2
Gin No.8 London Dry (London Transport Museum) England 40% £1 £2
Malt Spirit Millars Gold (Bottled 1990s) Ireland 30% £1 £2
Mezcal Del Maguey Pechuga (Chicken Breast) Mexico 49% £3 £5
Rum Kraken Black Spiced Caribbean 40% £1 £2

Liqueurs

We'll have some fruity liqueurs available to taste, too.

Name Country ABV Price (2cl)
Berentzen Apfelkorn (Apple) Germany 18% £1
Bullet Toffee Vodka England 20% £1
Chambord (Raspberry) France 16.5% £1
1980s' De Kuyper Kummel (Caraway) Netherlands 30% £2
Macmyra Bee (Honey) Sweden 22% £2
Midori (Melon) France 20% £1
Rene de Miscault Mandarine (Orange) France 35% £1
1980s' Riemerschmid Goldwasser (Cinnamon) Germany 38% £2
Rock Town Grape USA 20% £1
Toro Genziana (Gentian) Italy 25% £1

Pre-mixed Cocktails

Name Size ABV Price
Coppa Cosmopolitan 10cl 10% £3
Coppa Mojito 10cl 10% £3
Coppa Strawberry Daiquiri 10cl 10% £3

Soft Drinks

The Karma Cola range of organic and Fairtrade soft drinks will be available. The producer donates some of its profits to projects supporting the growers in Africa. Further soft drinks, as well as confectionary, will be available in the craft shop as usual.

The range includes:

Karma Cola

Masterclasses

In addition, there will be themed masterclasses held throughout the day by our experts. Each class will be limited to 10 attendees and will take place in our Simplex museum. The price of the masterclass includes a 1cl pour of each whisky, plus an engraved glass tumbler for you to keep, worth £10. You can also add a gift box to the glass for an extra £3.

Tickets for the masterclasses will only be sold in advance (with no booking fee) from the Ticketsource website and will not be available on our website or at the station booking office. Please note that due to the limited capacity, bookings will initially be restricted to two tickets per customer per masterclass, and that these tickets are for the masterclasses only, and do not include entry to the festival. The whiskies in the masterclass are indicative, and may be subject to change.

Breakfast whiskies, 11.15-11.45, £12

Before lunch is the best time to taste, when your palate is fresh. We'll taste some sweeter or fruitier whiskies that are great introduction to the festival offerings.

  • Craigellachie 2000, 46%, Scotland
  • Michter's US*1 Sour Mash, 43%, USA
  • Nikka Coffey Malt, 45%, Japan

1970s and 1980s Scotch, 12.15-12.45, £25

Scotch whiskies made in the 1970s and 1980s were of a different style to today's releases. Try some drams from this famed era.

  • Caol Ila 1984, 53.7%
  • Glenburgie 1983, 40%
  • Glen Grant 1974, 49.3%
  • Invergordon 1971, 48%

Long-lost whiskies of the world, 13.15-13.45, £15

You will try a selection whiskies from around the world which are sadly no longer in production – a chance to taste some liquid history.

  • Amrut (2007 Release), 40%, India
  • Ardmore 2002 'Hornby Double O', 58.4%, Scotland
  • Mackmyra Midnattssol, 46.1%, Sweden

One distillery, three styles, 14.15-14.45, £12

A distillery can produce more than one style of whisky. You will be taken through three whiskies from Speyside distillery Glen Moray, each very different.

  • Glen Moray Port Cask, 40%
  • Glen Moray Peated, 40%
  • Glen Moray 18 Year Old, 47.2%

Peated whiskies, 15.15-15.45, £12

Smoky whiskies are a great way to end the day. Try some heavily peated drams from around the UK.

  • Compass Box Peat Monster Reserve, 48.9%
  • English Whisky Co. Chapter 11, 46%
  • Port Askaig 15 Year Old Sherry Cask, 45.8%
Whisky Fest

Festival Glasses

Due to licensing restrictions, drams will be served in disposable plastic glasses on the day, however we will be selling commemorative glass tumblers, engraved with the railway's logo.

A limited number of these festival glasses will be available on the day for £10. Pre-order yours before the 20 May and save 25% (only £7.50). You can add a gift box for an extra £3, too.

Please note the gift-boxed option will not be available on the day and will only be available by purchasing in advance via the Ticketsource website.

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