Whisky Colours Festival

 

7 - 10 OCTOBER 2022

Here is the programme for the Whisky Colours Festival 2022.  We are working on a couple of further events which we will bring to you in due course.  Tickets will be on sale from Wednesday 3 August at 5pm.

09:15 Friday 7 October (3 hours) - Whisky Experience
The Wine to Whisky Experience at Glen Moray House (£60)
A masterclass presentation exploring the connection between Glen Moray whisky, Porto Cruz port wine and Henriques & Henriques madeira wine. This tasting will give the chance to try the wines that have come from the casks originally plus 3 whiskies finished in the same casks.  Travel included.  Meet at The Whisky Shop Dufftown
15:00 Friday 7 October (75 minutes) - Masterclass @ Royal British Legion Dufftown
Fettercairn Single Malts with the Whisky Experts from Whyte & Mackay (£25)
This materclass will take a look at some of the key and special expressions from this often over-looked distillery.
18:00 Friday 7 October (75 minutes) - Masterclass @ Royal British Legion Dufftown
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09:30 Saturday 8 October (3 hours) - Whisky Experience
Create Your Own Benriach at Benriach Distillery (£50)
Join us for an adventure by bus to Benriach Distillery for a very special must do whisky experience including a tour of the distillery, masterclass and a chance to create your own Benriach.  Transport provided.  Meet at The Whisky Shop Dufftown.
Saturday 8 October - Barrel Top Tasting (Free)
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18:00 Saturday 8 October (75 minutes) - Masterclass @ Royal British Legion Dufftown
Douglas Laing with Callum Neilly (£25)
This masterclass will take a look at a specially currated selection of whiskies from the last few releases from Douglas Laing and, additionally, show case them using cocktails.
11:00 Sunday 9 October (2 hours 45mins) - Whisky Experience
The Premium Experience at GlenAllachie Distillery (£50)
A member of the GlenAllachie team will take you on a virtual journey through their production process before a guided tour through the distillery. Then you will enjoy a tutored tasting of some limited releases.  Transport included.  Meet at The Whisky Shop Dufftown.
Sunday 9 October - Barrel Top Tasting (Free)
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15:30 Sunday 9 October (75 minutes) - Masterclass @ Royal British Legion Dufftown
Guerilla Casks from Brave New Spirits with Paul Dempsey (£25)
This materclass will take a look at some of the latest Guerilla Cask releases from this relatively new Independent Bottler hosted by long time friend of the shop, Paul Dempsey.
18:00 Sunday 9 October (75 minutes) - Masterclass @ Royal British Legion Dufftown
Watt Whisky with Kate and Mark Watt (£25)
This masterclass will be full of surprises as Independent Bottlers Kate and Mark Watt return to Dufftown where it all started (or was that Japan or Campbeltown).
09:45 Monday 10 October (3 hours) - Whisky Experience
"Going a Roaming and a Foraging" at Glenfarclas Distillery (£100)
Come for a bespoke adventure at Glenfarclas.  Roam the distillery with a member of the distillery team.  Then it's a tasting of foraged samples specially selected from the visitor centre tasting cupboard.  Transport included.  Meet at The Whisky Shop Dufftown.
15:00 Monday 10 October (75 minutes) - Masterclass @ Royal British Legion Dufftown
Morrison Scotch Whisky Distillers with Blair Sterrick (£25)
Great to have Morrison Scotch Whisky Distillers back doing a tasting in Dufftown.  Blair will be presenting some of the latest releases from this Independent Bottler.
18:00 Monday 10 October (75 minutes) - Masterclass @ Royal British Legion Dufftown
Berry Bros & Rudd with Jonny McMillan (£25)
Jonny finally makes his triumphant return to Dufftown with a selection of whiskies from Berry Bros & Rudd which will include 2 cask samples of whisky not yet bottled.

Here are some other events that our friends in Dufftown are hosting on the festival weekend.  Please contact them for further details.

10:00 to 13:00 Saturday 8 October: Dufftown Farmers Market at Royal British Legion (Free)
A great farmers market showcasing produce and crafts from across Scotland.  Organised by Dufftown & Mortlach Development Trust.
19:30 Monday 10 October: Stramash at Royal British Legion Bar (Free)
Traditional Scottish music played by local enthusiasts in the bar of the Royal British Legion.