Speyside’s ScotSpirit

The Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival is the largest of its kind in the world – and it’s taking place this weekend in a range of venues across Speyside.  From 27th April to 1st May whisky connoisseurs and enthusiasts from near and far can enjoy a wide variety of events in Scotland’s largest whisky producing region.  The festival offers visitors unique experiences in beautiful surroundings, from visiting artisan distilleries that are not open to the general public to whisky tasting on a mountain summit.

Photo credit: Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival

Since 1999 the annual festival has put on a varied programme of tastings, tours, talks and walks.  From Smugglers’ Tours in Glenlivet, once the illicit whisky distilling capital, and a ‘Dramble’ around the Seven Stills of Dufftown to masterclasses and exhibitions, this year’s 5-day festival programme is packed with over 500 whisky-themed events.  And, of course, there is plenty of entertainment in the form of live music and ceilidhs so visitors can really get into the spirit of it all.

As well as distilleries, venues include village halls, castles, local whisky bars and the outdoors (where better to enjoy your dram than with the River Spey/mountain/glen as the backdrop?).  Stretching from coast to mountains the Speyside area in Moray is renowned for its stunning scenery and picturesque towns as well as its whisky.

With a warm welcome from locals, the opportunity to enjoy some wonderfully unique whisky-inspired experiences and a chance to discover the area’s diverse beauty one thing is certain – you’ll have a dram good time.


There are still tickets available for events (and some are available to buy offline) – see www.spiritofspeyside.com/events for more information.

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