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The Scotch Library at The Westin Kierland - Scotch Library at Westin Kierland Resort and Spa, Scottsdale, AZ

Scotch Library at Westin Kierland Resort and Spa

4.7
4.7
59 Reviews
$30 and under
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Continuing its celebration of the contributions that Scottish immigrants made to early Arizona, The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa proudly presents The Scotch Library.

Representing more than half of the operating distilleries and all regions in Scotland today, the enviable collection features more than 300 Scotch whiskies ranging from the most widely recognized 10-year-old blends to 40-year-old and older single malt whiskies including the rare Glenfiddich 50 Year.

Assisting guests with selections are Scotch Library Ambassadors, who are experts in the area of single malt and blend whiskies from Scotland. On Friday evenings at 6:00 p.m., the Resort hosts “An Evening of Scotches,” a tasting event featuring three selections of Scotch Whisky, tasting is priced at $65++ per person. Guests learn the unique aspects of various whiskies of Scotland and how to best enjoy the "water of life." Reservations are required.

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2 people

11:30 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (480) 624-1000

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

What 59 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

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  1. KH

    KevinH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was amazing! It was an awesome experience and I highly recommend it!
  2. D

    Dina

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Guy is so knowledgeable about whiskey’s & scotch. We learned a lot from him! I can definitely enjoy a scotch with my husband now that Guy helped me understand my palate & pick what I like! Very enjoyable evening. Will definitely do it again & bring friends.
  3. NY

    NathanY

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Guy did a great job giving us the history of scotch whiskey and all of the nuances of tasting. I really know now how to make the most of my tasting for the future. Highly recommend and looking forward to getting home and adding a couple of bottles to my home collection. Cheers!
  4. H

    Henee

    Phoenix

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Guy as always was very entertaining. However, he lost power to his microphone so my husband could not understand what he was saying.
  5. S

    Starlitoyster

    Phoenix

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Guy is seriously the best. Go see him. You won't regret it. The scotch and history are pretty great too!! Great time!!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Had a wonderful time here. Guy has a wealth of knowledge about scotch, whiskey, and bourbon. He picked out a few selections that we loved. Can’t wait to head back to try some new selections and learn more from Guy!
  7. AH

    AdamH

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Guy was terrific. Taught us how to properly enjoy Scotch and helped choose new favorites for us.
  8. PB

    PhyllisB

    Atlantic City

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Guy was very knowledgeable, patient, and helpful in making our choices.
  9. LT

    LaTerraR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our Scotch guide was amazing! He was so knowledgeable and quite funny. I’d definitely recite to friends and will be going back.
  10. H

    susanneH

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was our second time visiting. If you have a whiskey, bourbon, scotch lover in your life be sure to come in. The resident expert sits down and discusses your likes and dislikes as well as price and presents you with a glass. He then teaches you how to experience the beverage. It’s a lovely setting with an amazing selection.
  11. MK

    MKDining

    Phoenix

    178 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    178 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Scotch-Whiskey Tasting: my friend and I thought this would be a very fun event to make a reservation for on a Saturday night. It started at 6:00 p.m., limited seating so you must reserve and keep in mind you need a CC to hold reservation. The location is in the hustle and bustle of the lobby of the Westin Kierland Resort and Spa. The open room was blocked off for this private event, 14 participants in all. The event consisted of 3 2oz. pour plus small savory bites. Guy, our host, was wonderful, took us through the history, how to taste correctly and all the nuance of brands and types. I personally do not drink scotch or whiskey, I did try each tasting though and thought the information given was very interesting while my friend drank and ate the rest of my portion. He loved it! My only negative comment would be the acoustics. The location is horrible. Both my friend and I found it hard to hear with all the other people in the surrounding areas. The host should be given a mike or block off the room more with temporary sound panels to deaden the background noise. Atmosphere: small, great display of scotches and whiskeys. Host: excellent, very knowledgeable. Drinks: very good
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2022

    overall5food2service5ambience5
    Great staff and selections.
  13. EJ

    ElleJay

    Cincinnati

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great experience with Guy and learned about the whole scope of the scotch world. My husband is a scotch lover. So he is always thrilled to be introduced to new scotches he hasn’t experienced and learn about the inner workings of the industry. Guy is knowledgeable and fun to visit with. 5 stars!’
  14. TK

    TKucifer

    Phoenix

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Guy has an amazing knowledge of whisky and we enjoyed sharing it with him.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    It was noisy at times making hearing the presenter difficult for the hour long presentation. Ambiance could be better as this is expensive for a one hour event. Great for the person who truly appreciates Scotch and has a keen interest in whiskey.
  16. MA

    MaryAnimal

    Atlanta

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The Scotch tasting was wonderful! Our host Guy, is very knowledgeable about that beautiful brown water of life! The ambiance and library of 350 bottles was impressive! Seating was comfortable. The snacks were tasty. I’ll definitely go back for more tastings. The things that can improve, would be: • The noise level makes it difficult to hear Guy talking. The room is open, with one back wall. There’s a path to the downstairs lobby area next to it, that has high foot traffic. Perhaps heavy curtains can help. • It would be great if we knew ahead of time what Scotches will be poured at any given tasting. That way we would be able to sample whiskies we haven’t yet tasted. •Since I’m female, more Men In Kilts please! 😎😜 Love this place! Next time I’ll go early to listen to the bagpiper play at sundown. Slàinte 🥃
  17. JK

    JudithK

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a wonderful experience. Guy is extremely knowledgeable and down to earth. He clearly loves to teach people about Scotch and will answer any question you have. The event is billed as an hour, and the major part is about that long, but he will gladly talk with you beyond that time. Recommend it highly!
  18. S

    Stacermsu

    Chicago

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Guy was outstanding! He took the time to get to know our whiskey likes and then chose new whiskeys for us to try that complimented what our current whiskey preferences are. He took us through the 3 step process to prepare our pallet to be ready to drink whiskey. This ensures you can then fully enjoy all the characteristics of your whiskey for your entire pour. I’ll never drink whiskey the same again! A wonderful, fun, informative experience that left us with a whole new appreciation of how to enjoy the spirit and new whiskeys to add to our home collection!!
  19. KB

    KimB

    Phoenix

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2021

    overall5food2service5ambience5
    Lovely and educational experience. Just remember, this is a tasting bar. There is no food served.
  20. 1

    10outof10

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mr. Guy was amazing. He was extremely knowledgeable and truly has a passion for what he does. He took the time to thoroughly explain and educate us on everything Scotch/whiskey. 10 out of 10!
  21. LA

    LukeA

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Guy is a phenomenal source of information about how to enjoy Scotch Whisky
  22. BJ

    BigJD

    Denver

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was in town for a conference and discovered this wonderful place. I am a Scotch novice. Guy was an amazing guide. We had a chat about what I would normally drink and he made some fantastic recommendations based on our conversation. He also walked me through how to properly taste Scotch Whisky. A lovely and comfortable place to sit a sip some of the Motherland’s finest with a guide that reminded me very much of my Dad. In a kilt. Such a memorable experience. Thanks very much Guy. As a side note- I rated food as a 5 as Open Table does not give me an option to say N/A. I could not bear to give Guy and the Library anything less than a perfect score. They do not serve food. Only some of the finest Scotch you’ll find in North America. Please go there.
  23. DC

    DanielleC

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Guy was an absolute pleasure. Walked us through the history of whiskey/scotch. Was knowledgeable and the conversation was a joy.
  24. t

    ttdriver

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This experience surpassed every expectation. You must do this. We did the Friday 6pm flight which is a tasting of three whiskeys, we listed to a presentation on all aspects of how to taste, the manufacturing region and styles.
  25. KD

    KDW94063

    Phoenix

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2021

    overall4food1service4ambience4
    There was no food offered, only Scotch tasting.
  26. JM

    JoanneM

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Guy was so knowledgeable, an extraordinary night, a must do if your in the neighborhood!
  27. R

    Robo

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Guy was amazing as usual.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience. I learned a lot about Scotch. The host was incredibly helpful and attentive. It was essentially our own private tasting!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our Scotch Connoisseur, Guy, was knowledgeable and a great host! Loved every moment of this for our anniversary!!
  30. n

    nathanh

    Phoenix

    49 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience2
    Scotch Library doesn't have food so ignore that piece of the rating. Otherwise, the experience was great. The Ambassador (Guy) was great. The whole collection was great. Only issue was just location of the library. Being right off from the main lobby area made external noise very loud (tough for conversation) and numbers of people walking thru the library area itself which was just odd. Wish the area was located somewhere else on the property more remote and quiet.
  31. AA

    AmeliaA

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second time visiting. We absolutely enjoy the staff.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Guy, The Scotch Library Ambassador, provide us with a one-on-one education on scotch whiskey, then he selected some excellent choices for us. The education, drinks and comfort of the library were definitely worth it.
  33. T

    Thebuoyking

    Phoenix

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Did the scotch tasting series(Friday night) about six yrs ago. Well worth the effort. This time we explored scotch recommended by the host based on discussions and tried new distilleries Outstanding! May do it again soon.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Guy ( the Scotch Librarian) is the most knowledgeable person you will ever meet on not only scotch but all off whiskey. We have now been there three times with each visit surpassing the expectations set by the previous visit.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The fella who thought us about the different scotch was amazing and let us know the difference between them.
  36. DV

    DenisVIP

    Seattle

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a special experience. Guy was extremely knowledgeable and we have had awesome time.
  37. LN

    Love2eatfromND

    Salt Lake City

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always enjoy coming here. The host is very knowledgeable and easy to talk to.
  38. d

    dhoskin

    Portland

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yummy scotch
  39. LH

    LaithH

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place was a scotch lover's dream. Guy was incredibly knowledgeable and awesome to be with it. Definitely, a must-stop in Scottsdale.
  40. RM

    RoderickM

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Guy was extremely knowledgeable about the Whisky's which was pretty impressive to a true Scotsman like myself! Thanks for teaching me things I didn't know! P.S The survey is a little misleading as there was no food. Not a complaint: just an observation. kind regards R.McOwan

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Scotch Library at Westin Kierland Resort and Spa is rated 4.7 stars by 59 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Google Map for Scotch Library at Westin Kierland Resort and Spa

6902 E Greenway Pkwy, Scottsdale, AZ 85254-8123

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Greenway Parkway & Scottsdale Rd

  • Neighborhood

    Scottsdale Quarter/Kierland Commons

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Hotel Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, View, Wheelchair Access

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