Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival 2014

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We will not be launching our programme of events until January 2014 but as a taster here is what we did in 2013.

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.