Scotch Library at Westin Kierland Resort and Spa
Representing more than half of the operating distilleries in Scotland today, the impressive collection features more than 175 single malts, 30 blends, and a number of “rare” bottles imported from all six whisky regions of Scotland (Speyside, Highland, Islay, Islands, Lowland and Campbeltown).
Assisting guests with selections are Scotch Library Ambassadors, who are experts in the area of single malt and blend whiskies from Scotland. Served in two-ounce pours, the offerings are priced from $10 per serving to $475 per serving. 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 $55+ per person.
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.
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.
The fella who thought us about the different scotch was amazing and let us know the difference between them.
What a special experience. Guy was extremely knowledgeable and we have had awesome time.
We always enjoy coming here. The host is very knowledgeable and easy to talk to.
This place was a scotch lover's dream. Guy was incredibly knowledgeable and awesome to be with it. Definitely, a must-stop in Scottsdale.
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.
The Scotch Library is a unique experience, especially for Scotch aficionados. Even for the novice, the experience is educational, the service personal, and the scotches amazing! Guy was a wonderful server and educator of fine scotches. He can also help the novice find something that suits them. It can be pricey, but you are paying for an overall experience, as well.
Since there is no food service, as this is a unique bar experience, I rated low, as there was no choice of N/A on the rating scale and the ratings had to be filled out here to register it.
This was our second excellent experience at the Scotch Library. Guy remains a cordial and knowledgeable host, and the selection of whisky is broad and deep. There is no food offered currently. Before Covid-19 restrictions, there was an offering of some simple snacks.
Left before eating. Probably about 1000 people in the restaurant during COVID times.
Great opportunity to sample from a huge collection. Superb service. Highly recommend
We had a wonderful tasting experience. Guy was an amazing host and extremely knowledgeable about Scotch. He taught us the correct way to “taste” Scotch and about the Scotch making process. It was very educational and the Scotch we tried was excellent. If you are interested in learning about Scotch and/or want an opportunity to taste rare Scotches, this is your place.
Always learn something new when we go to the Scotch Library. The man in the kilt is so knowledgeable, we enjoy his lectures.
The experience was like spending time with an old friend that shares a love of scotch. Guy is incredibly knowledgeable and humble.
A couple hours flew by, and I have garnered a whole new method of appreciating the spirit. Introduced to some fantastic scotch. If you have an idea of what you like, Guy can guide you to tons of options.
Guy is THE most knowledgeable persons on the subject of scotch and or whiskey in general that I have ever met. It’s a real pleasure learning from him about scotch and or whiskey and made the tasting an experience! I have been twice and he is THE best and makes it amazing every time. Thanks Guy
The host was knowledgeable and friendly, and made our special night enjoyable. Scotch was excellent with lots of great information about history and varieties.
This was during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Since this was the second time I have been to a Night of Scotch, I had a level of expectation that was not met this time. The presenter started by asking about my favorite Scotches and then served three different Scotches that fit the flavors I mentioned. He gave an explanation of each one. I was disappointed by the lack of any small food plates to accompany the Scotch as was the case during my first Night of Scotch. I’m not sure if I will attend another, even though I will be at the Westin Kierland Resort every year on vacation.
It was a great experience. Well worth the tome to do it. Learned a lot and the host teaching us was awesome.
Christmas gift experience
I visited the scotch library for my birthday. This was a terribke experience. I was never greated and there was a private event that ran over more than 30 minutes. The guide was rude and spent less then 15 minutes with us. He left before we even tasted our 2nd scotch and never explained the 3rd.
Note: there is no food. The librarian is learned and is a great guide to enjoying a whiskey experience.
Excellent guide and experience
Guy was a lot of fun and new a lot about scotch. I cant wait to go back and do it again. My wife and I are very new with scotch and we both really enjoyed it.
The scotch ambassador, Guy, was very welcoming, informative, and friendly. I went there two evenings and enjoyed his drink recommendations. It was a great experience, and I would definitely go back.
The bartender who served us was the most whisky knowledgeable individual i’ve Ever met. Highly recommend for scotch lovers!
Unfortunately when we arrived 2 minutes after the reservation time things were well underway so we did something else and also cancelled our dining reservation at the property and walked across the street. Ive Often brought customer and friend and would highly recommend this experience if you can get it go work for you as it's very interesting and rewarding. For our group however it didn't work out. I think I may keep it to non customer type interactions in the future however because it's not a situation where I can afford the risk of missing out.
Scotch Library at Westin Kierland Resort and Spa is rated 4.7 stars by 27 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.