EDINBURGH WHISKY FESTIVAL 15 June, Edinburgh
The Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh is where you can find the Edinburgh Whisky Festival, a one-day event which will delight whisky fans. Included in the price of your ticket is the sampling of whisky from all of the exhibitors. There are also some rare and more exclusive whiskies available to purchase, or you can educate your senses at whisky masterclasses.
DRAMATHON 19 October, Speyside, Highlands
Now this is an event with a difference – Dramathon is a marathon distance race where whisky is very much the motivation! Running part of the Speyside Way from Glenfarclas Distillery to Glenfiddich distillery, you can race distances of a full marathon, a half-marathon, a 10K or a relay race. Along the way, get stamped as you pass distilleries to collect whisky miniatures at the finish line. It won’t just be the whisky that will warm you up!
THEATRE OF DRAMS 21 – 25 October, Bowmore Hall, Islay
Barley in a glass of whisky © Theatre of Drams
Learn enough to start your own distillery at the Theatre of Drams Festival. This whisky symposium takes place on Scotland’s whisky island – Islay and 2019 will be the festival’s third year running. Spend your time learning about whisky production with knowledge shared by distillers, barley experts, chemists, coppersmiths, coopers, brand ambassadors and more. If you’re short of time, it’s still possible to join the festival for just a day or two by cherry-picking your preferred events.
GLASGOW WHISKY FESTIVAL 9 November, Glasgow
This festival brings Scotland’s national drink to the country’s national stadium. Whisky lovers flock to the Glasgow Whisky Festival at Hampden Park to sample and savour a wide range of great whiskies. This festival also showcases the distilleries which are closest to Glasgow along with the city’s independent bottlers.
FIFE WHISKY FESTIVAL March 2020 (final dates TBC), Cupar, Fife
Lindores Abbey Distillery will exhibit at the Fife Whisky Festival © Lindores Abbey Distillery
The Fife Whisky Festival, heading into its third year in 2020, will again take place at the historic Corn Exchange in Cupar and will showcase the finest whiskies from the Kingdom of Fife and beyond. In 2019, over 30 exhibitors offered a huge range of whiskies to try as well as tasting samples at exhibitor stands. The live entertainment programme is also a big feature of this festival.
INVERNESS WHISKY & GIN FESTIVAL – THE BIG DAY OUT April 2020 (final dates TBC), Inverness, Highlands
The Inverness Whisky & Gin Festival at Bogbain Farm
The Inverness Whisky & Gin Festival will again take place at Bogbain Farm overlooking the Moray Firth, just south of the Highland Capital. The organisers promise that the Big Day Out will be an adventure from start to finish! There will be live music throughout the day and a Fired Up Scotland pop up restaurant will again serve the very best of Scottish cuisine.
SPIRIT OF SPEYSIDE FESTIVAL 30 April – 4 May 2020, Speyside, Highlands
Lovely Strathisla Distillery in Keith, one of the venues for Spirit of Speyside
Join whisky lovers from far and wide in romantic Speyside for a unique and varied whisky festival programme. The Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival is one of the most popular in Scotland and filled with special manager and behind-the-scenes distillery tours, whisky and food pairings, whisky tours by train or 4×4, sensory experiences, ceilidhs, whisky-themed walks and more, held across a huge range of iconic distilleries and local venues.
If you fancy booking to come to one of these fabulous events just get intouch with our team at in2Scotland:
0131 467 7000
Information about the events thanks to Visit Scotland