Whisky Colours Festival


8 - 10 OCTOBER 2021

Our Whisky Colours Festival is going ahead in 2021, subject to any change in restrictions.  It will have a reduced programme and there will be no specific distillery trips so may be not so intimate but we think it will bring you some exciting drams to enjoy in Speyside's Autumn colours.

Tickets will go on sale on this website at 6pm on Monday 30 August (UK Time).

Whisky Tasting Programme

Each tasting will be no more than 1 hour and 30 minutes and cost £27.  The tastings will be held in the Royal British Legion Dufftown (50 Balvenie Street, Dufftown  AB55 4AS).

Friday 8th October @ 2pm - Douglas Laing:  This tasting hosted, by an ambassador from Douglas Laing, with be a range of single malts from the last 2 releases from this Independent Bottler.

Friday 8th October @ 5pm - GlenAllachie with Ben Chambers: Ben, the UK Sales Manager for The GlenAllachie Distillers Co. Ltd, will present a range of whiskies from the GlenAllachie distillery including some of their newer releases.

Saturday 9th October 1pm to 3pm - Free In-Store Barrel top Tasting of the Berry Bros & Rudd Classic Blended Malt Range with Andy Stewart of BB&R.

Saturday 9th October @ 2pm - Glen Moray with Emma Ware Emma, the Visitor Centre Assistant Manager for Glen Moray, will host a tasting of Glen Moray whiskies including some of their newer releases and may be an exclusive.

Saturday 9th October @ 5pm - Benriach-Glendronach-Glenglassaugh, Capturing the Nuances of the North East with Stewart BuchananWith 3 Scottish distilleries in the Brown Forman stable to choose from for this tasting,  Stewart, Brand Ambassador, has decided to include all 3 in this tasting.

Sunday 10th October @ 2pm - Watt Whisky with Kate and Mark Watt:  The owners of The Campbeltown Whisky Company, Mark and Kate Watt, will be returning to Dufftown to host this tasting from their latest release.

Sunday 10 October @ 5pm - Vicky and Mike's Malt Whisky Mayhem:  We would not want you to miss out on some quality time with Vicky and Mike from The Whisky Shop Dufftown so here is a tasting of some of the whiskies that they have enjoyed recently.

Other Things to Do

Seven Stills - Historic Pub, Scottish Restaurant and Malt Whisky Bar: The Seven Stills is a small, family-run French restaurant and malt whisky bar.  The Seven Stills is gaining a reputation as an inviting place to escape to, and enjoy a carefully selected whisky in the lounge, patio garden or to savour a menu prepared with passion and flair by Chef Patrick. Patrick combines the best traditions of Scottish cuisine with fine old recipes from his native France, the result being a memorable dining experience.  Open for food from 4pm each day of the festival.  Booking required.  Telephone: 01340 820880 / Email: dine@sevenstills.co.uk

Dufftown Craft - Saturday 9 October 10am to 4pm: Dufftown's monthly craft fair at The Dufftown Glassworks with lots of different items for sale.  They are also great for coffee.