Pilates with a Twist: Goat Tasting Event Marks Whisky Society’s 40th Anniversary

Pilates with a Twist: Goat Tasting Event Marks Whisky Society’s 40th Anniversary

…By Judah Olanisebee for TDPel Media.

Goat Pilates and Whisky Tasting: An Unconventional Celebration


Pilates enthusiasts were in for a unique experience when they found themselves sharing their class with adorable pygmy goats while enjoying a whisky tasting event to commemorate a special milestone.

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS) organized this experimental gathering as part of their 40th-anniversary celebration at Bellcraig Farm, near Glenrothes, Fife.

Goats in the Pilates Studio: Five charming pygmy goats, named Maggie, Mabel, Hazel, Fergus, and Angus, were the surprising guests at the event.


As participants focused on their pilates poses, these friendly goats playfully clambered over them, adding a touch of delight and novelty to the traditional exercise routine.

Wellbeing of the Goats: To ensure the welfare of the goats, organizers took great care in planning the session.

The animals were well looked after, and their comfort and happiness were considered throughout the event.

Goat Pilates is an emerging trend in the US, and it is refreshing to see this unique approach to fitness making its way to Scotland, with just one studio offering the unconventional class.

Combining Pilates and Whisky Tasting: Jo Munro, from the Pilates Attic in Edinburgh, was the host for the day, guiding participants through pilates techniques while they interacted with the goats.


In addition to the pilates experience, attendees had the opportunity to savor three whisky drams, each with a summer-themed flair.

A Sensory Adventure with Whisky: Helen Stewart, SMWS Head of Brand Marketing & Membership, expressed the society’s enthusiasm for experimenting with different environments to enhance the whisky-tasting experience.

Hosting events like the Goat Pilates and Whisky Tasting allows them to provide sensory adventures that captivate the imagination and appreciation of whisky enthusiasts.

Celebrating 40 Years with Unique Tasting Events: As the SMWS celebrates its 40th year, they continue to bring together adventurous whisky fans for unforgettable tasting events.

The Goat Pilates and Whisky Tasting is just one example of their commitment to creating distinctive and adventurous experiences around whisky.


Conclusion: The combination of Goat Pilates and Whisky Tasting represents an unconventional yet captivating celebration of the Scotch Malt Whisky Society’s 40th anniversary.

This unique event not only provides a memorable experience for pilates enthusiasts and whisky aficionados but also showcases the society’s dedication to exploring new ways to appreciate and enjoy the flavors of whisky.

As whisky lovers embark on this sensory adventure, the unconventional setting and delightful company of pygmy goats add a touch of magic to the traditional whisky tasting experience.

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