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5 Whisky Themed Wedding Ideas guaranteed to Impress Your Guests

The big day has finally arrived. After months of planning and decision making, you’re about to have the people you love the most around you for your wedding day. Naturally, you want everything to go well and to make it memorable for everyone, with a host of unique touches that really show who you are as a couple.

This means making it fun, special, and above all, personal to you. And if you love whisky, why not showcase your knowledge and adoration, not only for your partner but scotch too? 

If this sounds right for you, check out these whisky-themed wedding ideas to show your friends and family what really matters – alongside your partner, of course. 

1. Signature Drinks

 

Signature drinks on your wedding day are a must-have. Coming up with the perfect drink for everyone to enjoy is a surefire way to get your guests in the mood for all the upcoming celebrations. 

This may sound simple enough, but welcome drinks for wedding guests can be trickier than you might think. You need to come up with a literal crowd-pleaser of a cocktail and this can take multiple rounds of tastings and experimentation. Thankfully, the iconic Ballantine’s blend is versatile enough to suit practically any palate. 

One way to choose can be to split things equally between the invite list of both partners and find a common ground. For example, if you’re a beer fan, you could take a look at the Berry Beer for a sublime combination of beer and whisky. And add your own dash of personality by using your favourite IPA along with our Ballantine’s blend. 

Alternatively, lean into the beauty and grace of weddings with a Sweet Vestige. This is a cocktail designed for special occasions. It combines ginger, figs and Ballantine’s 30 Year Old to deliver an air of elegance that’s hard to beat.

2. Batch cocktails

 

The big event is sure to last a while, meaning just one cocktail might not be enough. In fact, it might call for a variety of drinks throughout the day and evening. A smart solution to have enough cocktails for your wedding guests is to mix lots at once, and by that we mean batch-made cocktails. 

Once you have an idea of what cocktail you’d like your guests to sip on throughout the event, you can upscale it by using the same recipe and ratios, but simply change the volume. This will take the stress out of waiting, and means the bar won’t have to make the same cocktail over and over again.

A bit of preparation can help things run even more smoothly. Run through a few different combinations that can be made without the help of a shaker and you can have your ideal batch-made cocktail made up and ready to go in no time. For summer weddings, a great batch cocktail is be appropriately-named Summer Pitcher. Made with sun and good times in mind, the Summer Pitcher is fruity and refreshing with the ideal balance of zest and kick. All it takes is a suitable cocktail jug, the right ingredients and some swift pouring skills. 

3. Tasting Station

 

If you love whisky as much as your partner, a whisky bar wedding is a great way to put all of your passion into a single event. And your own tasting station is hard to top when it comes to unique wedding ideas. Whether you’re in a mansion, castle or museum, a customised tasting station is a stand-out moment that’ll be remembered for years. It works great for any number of guests and can be modified to suit your tastes as a couple.

Pick out your favourites from the Ballantine’s range. Maybe one of the limited edition whiskies in the core range sums you both up? Or maybe you’re a single malt kind of couple. Whatever works for the two of you! An alternative choice could also be a whisky from our Iconic collection. Aged to perfection and a symbol of the many happy years ahead, this could be the addition to your tasting selection you never knew you needed.

4. Wedding Gifts and Registry

 

Of course, no wedding is complete without a proper registry. Your friends and family are sure to bring thoughtful gifts, but a little nudge in the right direction might be helpful for some guests. 

Thankfully, at Ballantine’s, we have plenty of options for would-be gift givers. Our range contains bottles for all occasions, as well as rarer and more exclusive lines. Wedding gift ideas can be challenging for anyone, but a beautifully aged bottle of Ballantine’s 40 Year Old will put a smile on both of your faces.

5. Whisky Ceremony Rather Than Wine Ceremony

 

The wine ceremony is another recognised part of modern wedding drinks. Originally a way to symbolise two families coming together, this is a great way to round off a wedding. For a whisky wedding though, why not trade wine for scotch? Ballantine’s is a perfect choice as a high-quality blend to represent the blending of your families.

Traditionally, white and red wine are selected for this, but two contrasting whiskies will be just as good, if not better. The ritual can be modified to suit your tastes, but the essence is that you should select different whiskies that you can then bring together. Like the bride and groom, they may come from different backgrounds but still work in perfect harmony. For one, the Miltonduff 15 Year Old with all its warmth and power could be a great choice.

 

When it comes to whisky for a wedding, you can’t go wrong. These ideas will help you put together some scotch-themed moments of inspiration that you, your partner, and your guests will never forget.

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