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Here are our events for The Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival 2015. We will be selling tickets from our website as well as Spirit of Speyside. We will temporarily suspend selling tickets when the ticket sales are first launched on the festival website.
Every day (Thursday to Monday)
11:00 to 17:00 (45 minutes) - The Whisky Shop Dufftown Challenge for Independent Bottlers - Speyside (£5): Find the best independent bottling from the Speyside region in The WSD Challenge for Independent Bottlers. Please specify the day you wish to attend in the comments field when checking out.
11:00 to 17:00 (45 minutes) - The Whisky Shop Dufftown Challenge for Independent Bottlers - Rest of Whisky (£5): Find the best independent bottling from the rest of whisky outside the Speyside region in The WSD Challenge for Independent Bottlers. Please specify the day you wish to attend in the comments field when checking out.
Every day (Friday to Monday)
10:00 (45 minutes) - Find the Best Malt for a Bacon Roll (£5). Ever wondered what the best single malt is to go with a bacon roll? This is your chance to find out as we pair 4 malt whiskies with a bacon roll.
12:30 (45 minutes) - Find the Best Malt for Haggis (£8). Ever wondered what the best single malt is to go with Haggis, Neeps and Tatties? This is your chance to find out as we pair 4 malts with Haggis.
Thursday 30 April 2015
18:00 (1hour) - Whisky Tasting: It All Started with a Big Dram (£8). An informal tasting of a selection of whiskies at The Whisky Shop Dufftown
Friday 1 May 2015
12:00 (2 hours) - Whisky Questions (£7). An innovative session hosted by The Drouthy Cobbler and The Whisky Shop Dufftown which gives the audience the chance to quiz a great panel of whisky experts. Please note that tickets for this event are only available from the festival website.
14:00 (1hour 15 minutes) - Whisky Tasting: The Malts of Whyte & MacKay (£18). This whisky tasting is hosted by Graham Rushworth and features single malts from several of Whyte & MacKay distilleries.
16:00 (1hour 15 minutes) - Whisky Tasting: Berry Bros & Rudd (£18). This whisky tasting features a selection of whiskies from Berry Bros & Rudd, independent bottler, with Jonny McMillan.
18:00 (1 hour 15 minutes) - Whisky Tasting: Douglas Laing (£18). Whisky Tasting of the pick of the best from independent bottler Douglas Laing with Jan Beckers.
20:00 (1 hour 30 minutes) - Music Evening with Shona Donaldson & Paul Anderson (£12.50). Traditional Scottish Music with two of Scotland's best musicians - Shona Donaldson and Paul Anderson.
Saturday 2 May 2015
09:30 (3 hours 45 minutes) - Whisky Tour: The Glenlivet Distillery Open Day & Sma' Still (£75). Join us for an adventure by bus from Dufftown to The Glenlivet for a tour by the manager followed by time to enjoy the distillery open day
14:30 (1hour) - Whisky Tasting: The Great Speyside Bake Off (£18). The Whisky Shop Dufftown is on a search to find the best Speyside whisky inspired Muffin or Cupcake. Come along and judge the best!
16:00 (1 hour 15 minutes) - Whisky Tasting: Adelphi (£18). This whisky tasting will be of a selection of whiskies from independent bottler Adelphi with Ant.onia Bruce
18:00 (1 hour 15 minutes) - Whisky Tasting: Cadenheads (£18). This whisky tasting will feature the new range from independent bottler Cadenheads and will be hosted by Mark Watt.
Sunday 3 May 2015
10:00 (3 hours) - Whisky Tour: Behing the Scenes at Benromach Distillery (£50). Join us for an adventure by bus from Dufftown to Benromach Distillery for a very special Benind the Scenes tour at Benromach Distillery with Susan Colville.
14:00 (1 hour 15 mins) - Whisky Tasking: Smoky Speyside with Joel Harrison and Neil Ridley (£18). This tasting will be hosted by drinks writers and presenters Joel Harrison and Neil Ridley and focus on smoky Speyside whiskies.
16:00 (1 hour 15 mins) - Whisky & Beer Tasting: Scotland V The World (£18). Scottish Beers V International Beers but that's not all each beer will be paired with a particular food and a dram!
18:00 (1 hour 15 mins) - Whisky Tasting: Morrison & MacKay (£18). Peter MacKay will host this single malt whisky tasting of their new range of whiskies from the Morrison & MacKay range.
20:00 (1 hour 30 mins) - Music and Whisky Evening: Robin Laing (£20). The Whisky Bard Robin Laing is one of Scotland's premier folk singer-song writers and will entertain with whisky as well as music.
Monday 4 May 2015
08:45 (3 hours 30 mins) - Whisky Tour: Glen Moray Distillery (£45). Join us for an adventure by bus to Glen Moray Distillery for an exceptional tour and tasting.
14:00 (1hour 15 mins) - Whisky Tasting: Gordon & MacPhail (£18). This whisky tasting features a selection of whiskies from Gordon & MacPhail, independent bottler
18:00 (1hour 15 mins) - Whisky Tasting: Laphroaig (£18). Vicky Stevens of Laphroaig will host this whisky tasting looking at their range of malt whiskies.
20:00 (2hours): The Whisky Shop Dufftown Drams Party (£12). Come along and try some of the whiskies from The Whisky Shop Dufftown's tastings you may have missed and plenty of other whiskies too