Inverarity Morton launches Meet the Maker series

We are stoked to announce a new series of Meet the Maker events at Bonnie & Wild!

Kicking off at the IM Bottleshop this Thursday, and coinciding with our monthly White Heather Ceilidh Club, we’ll be hosting free tasting experiences with amazing Scottish distilleries such as Arbikie Vodka, Porter’s Gin and Isle of Raasay Whisky.

The sampling sessions, organised by Inverarity Morton and scheduled to take place every weekend (plus some Thursdays!), are designed to showcase the breadth and depth of Scottish spirits, with products ranging from a Scottish vermouth to craft rums and whiskies being offered.

The first of these sessions features Aberdeen’s Porter’s Gin and Valentian Vermouth, produced in the Borders, taking place this Thursday from 5pm. Subsequent tasting events include Cardrona Whisky, The Reid Gin & The Source Gin this Friday, and Electric Spirit Co's Archroous Gin this Saturday, and Darnley’s View & Kingsbarn Whisky on Sunday. The following week sees Whisky Row, Plantation Rum and Arbikie all scheduled to visit the Scottish Food Hall.

We’re really excited about bringing in some of Scotland’s best distilleries for our new series of Meet the Maker events.

Both Bonnie & Wild and Inverarity Morton are passionate about showing off Scotland’s world-class drinks and this is a great opportunity for customers to come in and sample these beautiful products.

Obviously we’d love for customers to buy these products, too, and with these Meet the Maker events it means you can come in, sample the drink, then pick up a bottle to take home. And with Christmas coming up, it gives you a fantastic opportunity to pick up some exclusive gifts that also come with an authentic story.

Dillon Barrie., IM Bottleshop manager

Dillon also said the sessions will also include talks and tips from the various makers and ambassadors, meaning customers will be able to walk away with a fountain of knowledge about each product, including how it’s made, the history, tasting notes and perfect pours.


Thursday, November 24, from 5pm - Porter's Gin & Valentian Vermouth
Friday, November 25, 12-6pm - Cardrona Whisky, The Reid Gin & The Source Gin
Saturday, November 26, 1pm-5pm - Electric Spirit Co's Archroous Gin
Sunday, November 27, 1pm-5pm - Darnley’s View & Kingsbarn Whisky


Friday, December 2, 12pm-5pm - Whisky Row
Saturday, December 3, 12pm-5pm - Plantation Rum
Sunday, December 4, 12pm-5pm - Arbikie (full range)
Friday, December 9, 12pm-5pm - Adriatico Amaretto
Saturday, December 10, 12pm-5pm - Woven Whisky
Sunday, December 11, 12pm-5pm - Hills & Harbour Gin
Thursday December 15, 12pm-5pm - Isle of Raasay Whisky & Isle of Raasay Gin
Saturday, December 17, 12pm-5pm - Isle of Skye Misty Isle Gin, Misty Isle Pink Gin
Sunday, December 18, 12pm-5pm - Special Meet the Maker Christmas event in our Private Dining Room. Full details to follow!
Friday, December 23, 12pm-5pm Isle of Raasay Whisky & Isle of Raasay Gin
Saturday, December 24, 12pm-5pm - Sea Wolf Rum
Thursday December 29, from 5pm - Isle of Skye Misty Isle Gin & Misty Isle Pink Gin

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