Some of the world’s most iconic whisky distilleries are lining up to celebrate one of Europe’s largest whisky festivals next month.
The impressive line-up for the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival (Thursday, 29 April – Monday, 3 May) includes distilleries such as The Glenlivet, Glenfiddich, The Macallan and Benromach - four of over 50 distilleries in the Speyside region of Scotland, and just a few of the many distilleries taking part in this year’s festival.
Visitors to the five day festival can tap in to over 230 different events ranging from distillery tours, whisky masterclasses, guided whisky walks and landrover tours to ceilidhs, a musical, canoe trip, cooperage tours, live music, poetry sessions, free events and locally organised family friendly activities.
Festival goers can also enjoy a rare peek behind the scenes at other well-known distilleries in the area, usually closed to the public, including Mortlach, Benrinnes and Tomintoul.
After discovering the delights of the dram, whisky lovers and would-be gourmets can take the opportunity to learn more about the spirit’s role as an ingredient or accompaniment. Workshops looking at the relationship between whisky and chocolate to whisky and sausages will run throughout the Festival, with a number of distilleries as well as local hotels and restaurants hosting lunches and dinners featuring menus carefully constructed to complement the contents of their casks.
There’s more than just whisky on offer at the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival - the added blend of music, food and fun is sure to guarantee that visitors will be immersed in the culture of Whisky Country and experience the true taste of the Speyside spirit of hospitality.