Come and help us raise a toast to Jim McEwan before he takes a step back from public life. An evening of Film, stories and conversation which will take you on a journey through the life and whiskies of Jim McEwan for one final event to support Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance
Following his final tasting Masterclass on May 22nd join Jim McEwan on Sunday, May 23rd, for a farewell chat in aid of one of Islay’s most valuable services: Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance.
After a lifetime spent creating some of the world’s finest whiskies, Jim has decided it’s now time to take a step back and be a full-time husband and grandfather. Jim has inspired a generation of distillers, blenders, and fans. He feels that it’s now time for them to carry the message forward.
So, join us for one more chat with the man himself. One more night with Jim, his stories, insights… and a raise a toast to the man who has touched so many lives.
Over the past four months Jim McEwan’s story has been told through film in Blacksmith & Jones’ The Water of Life – a whisky film; through drams with Dramfool’s Jim McEwan Signature Collection; and in print with Jim’s biography, A Journeyman’s Journey, co-authored by Udo Sonntag and published by Plassen Verlag.
Today the companies who have helped share Jim’s story with the world have come together with Jim to help support Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance.
The event has two ticket options. Both tickets include access to The Water of Life Film for 48 hours (May 22nd & 23rd), a link to join a virtual online chat with Jim on Sunday, May 23rd, and tasting kits you can enjoy while watching the film (But make sure you save one dram so that we can send Jim off with a hearty and heartfelt “sláinte mhath!”). The Gold Collection ticket also includes a copy of The Journeyman’s Journey along with a personalised printed letter by Jim.
This is not a tasting or a masterclass. These drams are meant to be enjoyed while viewing the film or reading the book. Or kept as souvenirs. This event is a celebration of Jim, including a wee surprise or two.
Gold Collection Ticket – Available to purchase through Dramfool
Limited to 50 tickets – £185 (£25 from each ticket will be donated to Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance)
With this collection you’ll receive access to The Water of life Film, a copy of The Journeyman’s Journey (German or English edition) along with a personalised printed letter from Jim, a Gold Collection tasting kit and access to a zoom link to join the chat with Jim McEwan on Sunday, May 23rd.
The tasting kit has 6 drams which are a liquid timeline of Jim’s career – from his era at Bowmore, through some of his unique Bruichladdich drams (including Jim McEwan Signature Collection Journey’s End dram and a rare Lochindaal), and ending with Jim’s newest and yet to be bottled single malt from The Cape Byron Distillery in Australia. This will be a unique opportunity to taste the dram that Jim says will be his final whisky. It’s not going to be bottled for at least another year, but he’s eager to share an advanced taste with you all.
- Bowmore 20 – 50.7% ABV – 20 year old David Simpson, Double Matured in Oloroso and PX Sherry Casks
- Bruichladdich – 46% ABV – Resurrection 2001/2008
- Bruichladdich – 40% ABV – 10 year old, 1990’s bottling pre reopening
- Jim McEwan Signature Collection – Journey’s End – Islay Barley 2010 – 55.9 ABV – 16/09/2010 1st fill Banyul Cask
- Dramfool – Lochindaa l 2009 – 62.1% ABV – 01/09/2009 1st fill Bourbon
- Cape Byron – 48% ABV – Cask #17, Ex Bourbon Cask
Please note: The German version of the book will be dispatched straight after purchase. The English version of The Journeyman’s Journey will not be dispatched until late June as it has not been released yet. Once printed, you will be sent one of the first 50 English versions of the first release – a real collector’s item!
Silver Collection Ticket – Available to purchase through Dramfool
Limited to 300 tickets- £50 (£10 from each ticket will be donated to Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance)
This collection includes access to The Water of Life film, a Silver Collection tasting kit and access to a zoom link to join the chat with Jim McEwan on Sunday, May 23rd.
The tasting kit has 4 drams which takes you through Bowmore and some of Bruichladdich’s finest drams:
- Bowmore 15 year old – 43% ABV
- Bruichladdich Islay Barley 2012 – 50% ABV
- Port Charlotte Islay Barley 2012 – 50% ABV
- Octomore 11.1 – 59.4% ABV – 5 year old 136.9PPM
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