Wednesday, June 14, 2017


Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival organisers, have officially announced the launch of this year’s Distilled event, which will not only champion the regions whiskies, but also its award-winning brewers, gin makers and food producers.

Following the success of the festival which launched last year to celebrate one of Scotland’s most fruitful food and drink regions, this year’s event will offer an even greater range of home-grown flavours.

Last years inaugural Distilled event 

World leading drinks brands will join small artisan producers for the weekend festival at Elgin Town Hall on September 1st and 2nd, in a showcase of Speyside’s finest whisky, gin, beer and food. Classic drams will be served up alongside contemporary cocktails with speciality coffee to try alongside grown-up fudge.

Last year’s inaugural Distilled event, which is run by the same team behind the world-famous Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival, drew gastronomes from all over Scotland as well as visitors from overseas. The big global players of the drinks industry stood shoulder to shoulder with small, up-and-coming producers in a mix that went down well with audiences.

Commenting on the news, Pery Zakeri, Festival Manager, said: “Distilled is a melting pot of fantastic flavours and wonderful personalities sharing their enthusiasm for fine food and drink. It offers the chance to enjoy so many different tastes, as well as broadening knowledge of food and drink through our menu of masterclasses."

She went onto say: “We were delighted with the feedback from our inaugural event last year, which introduced a much younger audience to Speyside’s food and drink offering, and we are building on that with this year’s offering. We are proud to be playing a lead role in championing the region’s booming food and drink industry by bringing producers and the public together under one roof in celebration of the Speyside larder.”

Tickets for this year’s Distilled event, go on sale on at 9am on June 16th via:

Posted by Steve Rush