Celebration of Colin Ross’s legacy in whisky — a night with Aaron Ross and Roslin
19:00 Thursday 14th September 2023
£50 in-person at Melody plus £15 (£10 bar credit and £5 staff tip)
£50 over Zoom plus £10 (P&P and a small contribution towards buying better AV equipment)
We are thrilled to have Aaron Ross hosting our September tasting. The family name Ross needs no introduction to Ben Nevis fans. When Alex W. (Colin) Ross retired after 30 years as Managing Director at Ben Nevis Distillery and an incredible 56 years of service to the whisky industry, he still had more to offer and so Roslin Distillers was conceived.
Roslin was set up as a father-and-son-endeavor to celebrate their shared love of whisky. Sadly, Colin passed away only a few months after their first Roslin whisky was released. Today, Aaron carries on his father’s legacy and their family’s contribution to Scotch whisky.
Aaron will not only be sharing amazing whiskies, but also a lot of family whisky stories. So, what’s in the lineup? (Drams are 20 ml unless differently specified)
Part 1: Liquid family / Roslin history
- Roslin’s own Fassfern Highland Gin (and a small surprise)
- An Gearasdan Blended Scotch Whisky
- Allt A’Mhullin 15yo cask strength 50.3% ABV (10 ml)
- Roslin Distillers Tormore 12yo cask strength 63.5% ABV
Part 2: The battle of the 10s
- Ben Nevis 10yo 46% ABV
- Ben Nevis 10yo batch no.1 cask strength 62.4% ABV (10 ml)
- Ben Nevis 10yo 46% ABV tall round standard (10 ml)
Part 3: Something special
- Distillery Special Release: Ben Nevis – Single Cask White Port Pipe 2002 – 12 yo – 56.3% ABV (10 ml)
- Claxton’s Warehouse No.1 Ben Nevis 25yo 1996 – “A Different Cut” (10 ml)
- Brand new 30yo Ben Nevis “Rosie’s cask” 44.9% ABV (10 ml)
Aaron and his family donated most of their bottles to collect money for a charity that is close to their hearts: Cancer Research UK.
Cancer Research UK funds scientists, doctors and nurses to help beat cancer sooner. They also provide cancer information to the public.
Melody bar credit and staff tip
All tickets at Melody include a £10 bar credit valid against drinks and/or food on the night or at any time until the day before the next Club tasting. Please speak to bar staff to apply your credit to your bill. All tickets at Melody also include a £5 tip which is given to the staff working in the bar and restaurant on the night.
Attending remotely over Zoom
Bottles are sent at your risk. If you live outside the UK please contact us to discuss options.
Please ensure you attend. Great effort goes into hosting these events and this isn’t a drams by post service.
Please turn your camera feed on and enjoy your tasting experience with the room.
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Please note: tickets are only available to members of Capital Whisky Club and all tastings are non-refundable and non-transferable.