The Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival tickets 2023, are now on sale!

The Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival tickets are now available from 27th Jan 2023!

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The annual event will be held in the Speyside area in Scotland between the 26th of April 2023 to the 1st of May 2023. Whisky lovers from around the world will descend on the region for all manner of whisky-based events, to celebrate Scotch whisky producers and distillers on Speyside.

Home to 51 distilleries, Speyside has long been an area of Scotland famous for its Scotch whisky. So, the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival will highlight the achievements of a booming industry.

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Why is Speyside special for whisky?

As mentioned above, Speyside has 51 distilleries producing whisky around the River Spey. This is the greatest concentration of malt whisky distilleries in Scotland.

Located in the North East of Scotland in the Moray area between Aberdeen and Inverness, Speyside has an eclectic mix of historic castles, villages and old steadings. It is a beautiful area of Scotland and is ideal for producing whisky.

Some of the biggest Scotch whisky producers in the world reside on Speyside. The distilleries on Speyside include:

The Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival has taken advantage of the traditional home of Scotch and grown to become a global event like no other.

Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival events

The Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival will host over 500 events in the area over 6 days. A list of events has not yet been published on the festival website but it is to be expected that they will be hosted at distilleries, village halls, local whisky bars, historic castles and the great outdoors. 

Some that have been announced include: 

  • Raise A Barrel with Balvenie’s cooper, Ian McDonald
  • A rare tour of Tamnavulin Distillery, the Dram Tram – a whisky-tasting train journey taking in five specially curated whiskies associated with the railway’s original route stations Dufftown, Drummuir, Auchindachy, Earlsmill, and Keith
  • 19 Holes of Golf and Whisky with Glenfarclas

Based on previous years, the festival is perfect for whisky lovers to discover new, flavourful whiskies, interact with whisky professionals and enjoy the beautiful atmosphere created by Scotland in Spring.

George McNeil, Chairman of The Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival, said: “Whether you’re a dram expert or just entering the world of whisky for the first time, we will be delighted to welcome you to Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival in spring.

“Taking place across Elgin, to Kingussie, to Forres, our comprehensive programme of events brings the journey of Scottish whisky to life for visitors, creating truly world-class and unforgettable experiences set among spectacular scenery.

“Our visitors travel from as many as 35 different countries, bringing everyone together over a shared passion and interest for whisky. I can think of no better antidote to the various challenges of the past few years.”

Scotland as the historical home of whisky

Scotland has been producing whisky in one form or another since the 15th century. The history of whisky is traced back to Lindores Abbey on Tayside, where you can now find a modern distillery that opened in 2017.

Speyside has become the focal point of many of the success stories in the whisky industry. In earlier years, whisky production was illegal and stills had to be hidden by the government. The Macallan is one brand with a long storied history on Speyside dating back to the 19th century.

Now, whisky production is a legitimate business, in fact, it brings over £4.5 billion into the Scottish economy.

If you want to become part of the history of whisky then investing in a whisky cask is an excellent option.

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