Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival
Held annually during the first long weekend in May, the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival invites visitors to celebrate Scotland’s national drink through an inventive and wide-ranging programme of whisky-inspired events – some educational, all of them fun.
Speyside is truly Malt Whisky Country with over half of Scotland's Distilleries set in the stunning countryside - from high peaks to fields, rivers to the sea - it's all here.
During the Festival there is something for everyone. Unique distillery tours and whisky tastings, many at distilleries not normally open to visitors, opportunities to meet the experts, whisky and food pairing experiences, masterclasses and lectures, wildlife walks and 'drambles', family fun days and many more entertaining events.
Another highlight of the Festival is the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Awards, where shortlisted whiskies are judged by festival visitors and consumers during blind tastings.
In 2013, the Spirit of Speyside Sessions music festival was launched, with a wide ranging programme showcasing the talents of SCottish musicians, and those from further afield.
Set in the heart of Malt Whisky Country, Scotland, Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival is an internationally renowned celebration, showcasing the sensational Spirit of Speyside – its whisky, food, music and people.
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