The endurance cyclist, who holds the record for cycling around the world, will also be the guest of honour at the first ever Fife Whisky Festival.
|Fife's inaugural whisky festival to be opened by Scottish cycling legend Mark Beaumont|
The Fife Whisky Festival, was launched by businesswomen Justine Hazlehurst, Founder of Kask Whisky and Karen Somerville, Managing Director of Angels’ Share Glass, in a bid to bring whisky back to the Kingdom of Fife.
The inaugural festival, which will be sponsored by Bruce Stevenson Insurance Brokers, is aimed at both whisky connoisseurs and beginners alike, and will feature over 25 exhibitors, including: Kingsbarns Distillery, Lindores Abbey Distillery, Eden Mill, Glen Moray, Isle of Arran Whisky and Springbank Distillery.
Commenting on the news, Mark Beaumont, said: “As an athlete I drink modestly but have always enjoyed a dram on the right occasion ever since I lived around the corner from The Ben Nevis - a famous whisky and folk music bar in Glasgow.”
He went onto say: “Having partly grown up in Fife, I am proud of all the Kingdom has to offer and look forward to coming back and enjoying the Fife Whisky Festival. I’m aware of all the fantastic developments with distilling in the area and, for those who are new to Fife, this festival and events like it are so important in putting Fife firms on the map for travel and business.”
There will be two sessions of the Fife Whisky Festival on Saturday March 10th, at the Corn Exchange in Cupar. For full details and to buy tickets visit: fifewhiskyfestival.com
Posted by Steve Rush