Thursday, January 31, 2019


Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival organisers, have today revealed the programme of events for this year’s 20th anniversary festival.

Between May 1st to 6th, there will be over 600 events - almost 100 more than in previous years, held over the Speyside region, from exclusive behind-the-scenes tours and tastings at distilleries that are never usually open to the public, to fun community-led events with music and food.

Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival organisers reveal event programme for 2019

Last year, the festival hosted around 500 events and attracted visitors from as far afield as Tanzania to the Falkland Islands. Many of the top attractions completely sold out within a matter of hours of going on sale, with opportunities to taste rare and vintage malts and whisky-themed dinners being among the most sought-after tickets.

Commenting on the news, James Campbell, Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival Chairman, said: “It’s hard to believe that the festival has been around for 20 years, but when the team launched the festival they knew they had created something very special that had the potential to attract a global audience.”

He went onto say: “The festival is fantastic for those who are deeply passionate about whisky because of the unique opportunities that it presents to tour lesser-known distilleries and have a dram with the managers and master distillers that are so important to the industry, but what makes it different to any other festival is the way that it brings people together.”

He concluded by saying: “The atmosphere is second to none whether you’ve visited many times in the past or are coming for the first time. It’s a fantastic way to see the local area and really be a part of the local community – no other whisky festival offers the authentic experience that we do.”

This year’s event programme is now available via Tickets will go on sale on Tuesday, February 5th at 12 noon.

Posted by Steve Rush