Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival 2013

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Here is the  up-to-date  information  on The Whisky Shop Dufftown's programme of events for the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival 2013.  We have also put the tickets for some of these events on sale at an "early drammer" discount.  Click here to book.

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT TICKETS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE ON THIS SITE ON 26 JANUARY WHEN TICKET SALES ARE LAUNCHED ON THE MAIN FESTIVAL WEBSITE.


Thursday 2nd May

17:00                        It All Started with a Big Dram - An informal tasting of a selection of the Whisky Shop Dufftown bottlings and a few other selected whiskies.  We will donated £5 from each ticket sold to Dufftown in Bloom.


Friday 3rd May

11:00                     Whisky In Store  Extravaganza: Glenfarclas with Kate Wright in the morning and George Grant in the afternoon

13:00                     WSD Challenge for Independent Bottlers (Speyside)

15:30                     Whisky Tasting: Steven MacConnachie of White & MacKay

18:00                     Whisky Tasting: Doug MacIvor of Berry Bros & Rudd

20:30                     Music Event:  A Evening of Scotch Music with Paul Anderson & Shona Donaldson


Saturday 4th May

11:00                     Whisky In Store Extravaganza: David Sinclair of Diageo and  Johnny McMillan presents Berry Bros & Rudd

13:00                     Whisky Tasting: Whisky Tasting: Springbank

13:00                     Music at The Clock Tower

15:30                     Whisky Tasting: Jacqueline Sutherland of Wemyss

18:00                     Whisky Tasting:  Peter MacKay of SLC / Carn Mor


Sunday 5th May

11:00                     Whisky In Store Extravaganza: Peter MacKay of Carn Mor (all day), The Whisky Shop Dufftown (am) and Adelphi (2pm to 4pm)

13:00                     WSD Challenge for Independent Bottlers (Rest of Whisky)

13:00                     Music at The Clock Tower

15:30                     Whisky Tasting: Jan Beckers of Douglas Laing

18:00                     Whisky Tasting: Antonia Bruce of Adelphi

20:30                     Music Event:  Robin Laing


Monday 6th May

11:00                     Whisky In Store Extravaganza: Jan Beckers of Douglas Laing and Susan Colville of Glenglassaugh

13:00                     Whisky Tasting: Mike Patterson of Gordon & MacPhail

15:00                     Whisky Tasting:  The Diageo Whiskies

17:30                     Whisky Tasting:  Mark Watt of Cadenheads

20:00                     The Drams Party


In addition:-

  • We hope to be running some special events to distilleries.
  • And as a new tradition we will intend to kick off our programme with a big dram in the shop on Thursday afternoon.