Speyside Whisky Festival covers every part of the Whisky journey, from the cooperage to the distilleries and beyond. This was an incredible festival with lots going on and lots to see and do. With plenty of experts and the chance to get an up close glimpse at life inside some of Speyside’s biggest Whisky producers, who could say no such a trip?
Of course, a lot can be expected of the drams when you’re attending a Whisky festival in Scotland’s most densely populated distillery region and the organisers of the Spirit of Speyside did not disappoint.
The venue looked incredible, with lights strung across the room, to capture a natural night time look. The festival certainly started as it meant to go on.
Sure ice cream never solved any world problems, but giving the chance I think it definitely could, especially when brought together in wonderful harmony with Whisky.
The geniuses down at Balvenie Street Ice Cream have created some extraordinary flavour combinations and a visit to the shop was a must at the Festival.
There are four different combinations available, but to get the full experience you definitely have to try them all. The Whisky flavour is not overwhelming but adds a delightful twist on what is already a crowd pleaser.
The Speyside Cooperage gives fans the chance to see barrel making happening in real time.
This is a craft that has existed for centuries, and one that impacts the Whisky industry greatly. It is brilliant to see the hard work and effort as well as great skill that goes into barrel making.
She talked about her time spent in the Whisky world and shared some great tales. If you ever get the chance to go see Ann speak again, this is a definite must.
As well as being home to the Ballindalloch Distillery, the estate also has a coffee shop and golf course, as well as gardens for your enjoyment. The festival is the ideal time to visit the castle as it encapsulates the history of Speyside. It is surrounded by excellent scenery that really expresses the natural beauty of Scotland.