Highland Village Museum Summer Package Offers Traditional Gaelic Experiences

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Cape Breton’s Highland Village Museum partners with Glenora Inn and Distillery to offer the Gaelic in the Glen package

Glenora Inn and Distillery is a scenic one hour drive from the Highland Village. And being true to unsurpassed Cape Breton Island hospitality, the Glenora staff ensure your visit to the single malt whisky distillery is memorable.

Highland Village Museum, An Clachan Gàidhealach in Gaelic, is offering visitors to Cape Breton this summer the opportunity to experience some true Gaelic culture along with sipping single malt whisky at North America’s first single malt whisky distillery. Located overlooking the magnificent shores of the Bras d’Or Lakes, the Gaelic in the Glen Highland Village Museum/ An Clachan Gàidhealach package combines educational Gaelic cultural activities with traditional Cape Breton Island food and drink.

The Gaelic in the Glen package includes:

  • one night standard room accommodation at Glenora Inn and Distillery in scenic Inverness, Cape Breton
  • Distillery Tour whisky tasting with complimentary Glenora souvenir whisky glass
  • three course dinner in the Glenora Inn Dining Room and a Ceilidh with local traditional music in the Glenora Pub following dinner from 8:00 - 10:00 pm
  • hearty breakfast and boxed lunch for the trip to Highland Village Museum/ An Clachan Gàidhealach
  • entrance to the Highland Village Museum /An Clachan Gàidhealach and a Highland Village tour with activities including candle-dipping and learning a Gaelic work song
  • guests are given the option to dress in period costumes during their visit to the Highland Village in Iona Cape Breton with a take-home souvenir photo emailed to guests who experienced this unique Cape Breton vacation package experiencing Gaelic culture in a historic and traditional setting.

Available from June 1 to July 15, 2011, the Gaelic in the Glen package starts from $238.70 per person, based on double occupancy plus applicable taxes and gratuities and is subject to availability. Glenora Inn and Distillery is a scenic one hour drive from the Highland Village. And being true to unsurpassed Cape Breton Island hospitality, the Glenora staff ensure your visit to the single malt whisky distillery is memorable. As this package involves special arrangements, guests should schedule arrival at the distillery between 1:00 and 3:00 pm. Upon booking please send an email to innmanager(at)glenoradistillery(dot)com with contact information allowing us to personally arrange your itinerary.

To learn more about the Highland Village Museum/ An Clachan Gàidhealach, a Celtic Heart of North America partner, and other Cape Breton vacation packages visit http://museum.gov.ns.ca/hv/en/home/aboutthemuseum/default.aspx

About the Highland Village Museum/ An Clachan Gàidhealach

A member of the Nova Scotia Museums family located in Iona, Cape Breton, the vision of the Highland Village Museum/An Clachan Gàidhealach is to be internationally acknowledged for advancing research, fostering appreciation, learning and sharing authentic Gaelic language and heritage while serving a vibrant Gaelic cultural community. As a living history museum, the Village is dedicated to research, collect, preserve and share the Gaelic heritage and culture of Nova Scotia and represent it accurately and vibrantly. The Highland Village is also focused on growing Gaelic language and cultural interpretive programming on site as well as working with the wider community to facilitate the reconstruction of Gaelic language in Nova Scotia.

About Glenora Distillery Inn & Distillery

The Glenora Inn & Distillery was established in 1990. The visionary of the project was a gentleman by the name of Bruce Jardine. As water is a key ingredient in the making of whisky, Bruce and his team sourced out many water supplies in the area. The site at the base of Glenora falls was a proposed location but he opted for a site further down MacLellan’s Brook set in an apple orchard amongst a natural stand of maple trees. Shortly after the construction of the distillery, the nine room inn, the original warehouse, and the erection of the distillation equipment production began yielding a rare 20 barrels. 3 years later, after aging in oak barrels, the spirit could technically be referred to as North America’s first Single Malt Whisky.

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