The Scot’s really do love their Whisky, and what’s more, is that they love to celebrate it. They’re proud of their products and like to show this off, and considering how much time and history has gone in Whisky, it’s easy to see why.
There are several Whisky Festivals all across Scotland and each gives you a glimpse at different drams and the love with which they are created. From the big players in the Whisky game, right down to craft Whiskies from independent producers, these festivals each give you something new and exciting to take in.
Here are some of the biggest Whisky festivals in Scotland and each comes highly recommended!
This festival offers everything from tours and tastings to live music and entertainment. With over 50 distilleries to go to and each one taking part in the festival, it makes sense that it takes place over more than one day. You should definitely prepare in advance for this one and it is worth taking a look online to plan your visit before you go.
Typically, each Islay distillery holds an open day and invites festivalgoers to come in and learn more about what they do. This is the perfect opportunity to spend time on the famous island and learn more about the distilleries that operate there as well as the local people, all with a background of great music and even better malt! Tempted? Get up to date information on the Feis Ile website.
This festival has plenty to keep you interested thought, with different classes taking place every day, including Whisky and Chocolate. You have a wonderful chance to meet some industry insiders at this festival and learn lots more about your favourite tipple, so make sure to book soon!
Taking place in June, the festival is a great way to learn more about the Whisky industry and to talk to some people who are directly involved in it. You should definitely book your tickets for this festival as soon as they come out, as they are clearly very popular and sell out fast!
The day consists of master classes and drams and food from several local producers. This Festival may be smaller than the others but gives you the chance to really interact with the exhibitors that are there. Everything is taking place in the main hall of Albert Hall, so you don’t have too much planning to deal with before you go.
This festival attracts big and small names alike, so you will be able to meet big players as well as some new guys. Glasgow is a wonderful city as well, with some recent distilleries opening their doors here. This festival is a great way to get to know both the city and it’s malted inhabitants!