10 October 2019 from 11:00 to 17:00 - Find the Best 18 Year Old Single Malt

Location: The Whisky Shop Dufftown Duration:  30 minutes We at The Whisky Shop Dufftown are continuing our mission to find the best 18 Years Old Single Malt Whisky and we need your help!  Come along and sample a selection of 5 x 10ml measures of 18 Year Old Single Malt whiskies in a relaxed "blind" tasting and vote for your favourite.  The current champion is Glenrothes 18 Years Old and we will be selecting 4 new challengers to see if they can take it down. Drop in any time between 11:00 and 16:30 and see which you think is the best.  It should take you no more than 30 minutes. Have you worked it out yet?  You get to try 5 18 Year Old whiskies which would be the equivalent of a double pub measure for less than the price of one.  What could be better? At the end of the festival during our closing event we will announce the winner.  We will also draw a voting slip at random and that person will win a bottle of their favourite whisky from the tasting. The winner of this year's competition will be pitted against 4 new challengers at next years festival as we continue our search for the best 18 Year Old.  We will make the selections from Distillery Own bottlings that are not limited releases. Over 18's only please.  Please ensure you have read our terms and conditions for events.  If you want to contact us about this event please email us on enquiries@whiskyshopdufftown.com or phone us on +44(0)1340 821 097. The price of a ticket to this event includes VAT (VAT No GB 875018023).  
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10 October 2019 from 19:00 to 21:00 - Cosy Festival First Supper and Fireside Drams at Tannochbrae

Location: Tannochbrae Start: 19:00   End: 21:00 Duration:  2 hours The evening will commence with a welcome dram in front of the fire in the Tannochbrae lounge where Robin Laing will be on hand with stories and songs to help you relax.  Then it is off to the dining room for a meal of a haggis starter followed by local game casserole.  Following supper, you can enjoy the Tannochbrae bar with its excellent selection of whiskies and other drinks while listening to more of Robin’s fine songs. Dinner will be served from 19:00 to 21:00.  You can turn up when is best for you but to help you relax we would like you to contact Tannochbrae ( 01340 820541) and book the time you wish to eat. If you are a driver and wish to take part in this event, then we can provide you with sample bottles to take the whiskies away with you and enjoy at a more appropriate time.  Please email us at the address below that you require sample bottles after you have booked your ticket. If you are the designated driver for your group and wish to attend but not take samples away, then you can attend for free.  Do not book a ticket for yourself but please email us to let us know you are coming after the tickets have been booked for the rest of your group.  You must be part of a group to take up this offer. Over 18's only please.  Please ensure you have read our terms and conditions for events.  If you want to contact us about this event please email us on enquiries@whiskyshopdufftown.com or phone us on +44(0)1340 821 097. The price of a ticket to this event includes VAT (VAT No GB 875018023).  
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11 October 2019 @ 14:00 - Whisky Tasting: Berry Bros & Rudd with Jonny McMillan

Location: St James Hall Start: 14:00   End: 15:15 Duration:  1 hour 15 Minutes. Berry Bros & Rudd is Britains oldest wine and spirit merchant, having traded from the same shop for over 310 years.  Berrys Own Selection Scotch Whisky comprises an extensive range of own-label bottlings of fine and rare vintage Single Malt whiskies including several bottlings at cask strength. Every cask has been selected by their own expert tasters and only exceptional whiskies deemed fit for inclusion make it into this range. All, almost without exception, are exclusive to Berrys.  Its something for those in the know!  Berry Bros & Rudd won the coveted Independent Bottler of the Year Award for two successive years in 2010 & 2011 at the prestigious Icons of Whisky awards. Jonny is one of the stars of our festivals.  Be ready for great whisky and great entertainment as he presents some of the latest releases from Berry Bros & Rudd. If you are a driver and wish to take part in this event, then we can provide you with sample bottles to take the whiskies away with you and enjoy at a more appropriate time.  Please email us at the address below that you require sample bottles after you have booked your ticket. If you are the designated driver for your group and wish to attend but not take samples away, then you can attend for free.  Do not book a ticket for yourself but please email us to let us know you are coming after the tickets have been booked for the rest of your group.  You must be part of a group to take up this offer. Over 18's only please. Please ensure you have read our terms and conditions for events. If you want to contact us about this event please email enquiries@whiskyshopdufftown.com or phone on +44(0)1340 821 097. The price of a ticket to this event includes VAT (VAT No GB 875018023).
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11 October 2019 @ 16:00 - Whisky Tasting: Old & Rare Whisky Comparison with Jonny McMillan

Location: St James Hall Start: 16:00   End: 17:15 Duration:  1 hour 15 Minutes. Jonny McMillan is co-founder of the Old & Rare Whisky Show which is a festival that celebrates the world of fine, rare and antique single malts and spirits. It offers attendees the chance to try unique old style whisky, unrepeatable drams and to forge drinking experiences and memories to last a lifetime.  Jonny will bring a flavour of that show to this tasting. Jonny has sourced a number of whiskies bottled in the 1960's to 1980's.  He will give you a chance to taste compare them against their modern counterparts to see how their profiles have changed over the decades, comparing modern day distillate to the old-style whisky of yesteryear. Here is the line-up which is subject to change: Dufftown 8yo bottled late 1960s 70 proof v Singleton of Dufftown Tailfire Glendronach 1963 12yo 70 proof v Glendronach 12 Years Old Glen Grant 15yo bottled 1980s 40% v Glen Grant 10 Years Old Laphroaig 10yo bottled 1980s 43% v Laphroaig 10 Years Old If you are a driver and wish to take part in this event, then we can provide you with sample bottles to take the whiskies away with you and enjoy at a more appropriate time.  Please email us at the address below that you require sample bottles after you have booked your ticket. If you are the designated driver for your group and wish to attend but not take samples away, then you can attend for free.  Do not book a ticket for yourself but please email us to let us know you are coming after the tickets have been booked for the rest of your group.  You must be part of a group to take up this offer. Over 18's only please. Please ensure you have read our terms and conditions for events. If you want to contact us about this event please email enquiries@whiskyshopdufftown.com or phone on +44(0)1340 821 097. The price of a ticket to this event includes VAT (VAT No GB 875018023).
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11 October 2019 @ 18:00 - Whisky Tasting: Morrison & MacKay's Carn Mor Strictly Limited with Graeme MacKay

Location: St James Hall Start: 18:00   End: 19:15 Duration:  1 hour 15 Minutes. This tasting will focus on Morrison & MacKay's Carn Mor Strictly Limited range.  These whiskies are presented at 46% and non coloured and non chill filtered.  They are always great value whiskies.  The tasting will be led by Graeme MacKay who is a real star of the whisky world. If you are a driver and wish to take part in this event, then we can provide you with sample bottles to take the whiskies away with you and enjoy at a more appropriate time.  Please email us at the address below that you require sample bottles after you have booked your ticket. If you are the designated driver for your group and wish to attend but not take samples away, then you can attend for free.  Do not book a ticket for yourself but please email us to let us know you are coming after the tickets have been booked for the rest of your group.  You must be part of a group to take up this offer. Over 18's only please. Please ensure you have read our terms and conditions for events. If you want to contact us about this event please email enquiries@whiskyshopdufftown.com or phone on +44(0)1340 821 097. The price of a ticket to this event includes VAT (VAT No GB 875018023).
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11 October 2019 from 11:00 to 17:00 - Find the Best 18 Year Old Single Malt

Location: The Whisky Shop Dufftown Duration:  30 minutes We at The Whisky Shop Dufftown are continuing our mission to find the best 18 Years Old Single Malt Whisky and we need your help!  Come along and sample a selection of 5 x 10ml measures of 18 Year Old Single Malt whiskies in a relaxed "blind" tasting and vote for your favourite.  The current champion is Glenrothes 18 Years Old and we will be selecting 4 new challengers to see if they can take it down. Drop in any time between 11:00 and 16:30 and see which you think is the best.  It should take you no more than 30 minutes. Have you worked it out yet?  You get to try 5 18 Year Old whiskies which would be the equivalent of a double pub measure for less than the price of one.  What could be better? At the end of the festival during our closing event we will announce the winner.  We will also draw a voting slip at random and that person will win a bottle of their favourite whisky from the tasting. The winner of this year's competition will be pitted against 4 new challengers at next years festival as we continue our search for the best 18 Year Old.  We will make the selections from Distillery Own bottlings that are not limited releases. Over 18's only please.  Please ensure you have read our terms and conditions for events.  If you want to contact us about this event please email us on enquiries@whiskyshopdufftown.com or phone us on +44(0)1340 821 097. The price of a ticket to this event includes VAT (VAT No GB 875018023).  
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11 October 2019 from 18:00 to 23:00 - 5 Decades Whisky Tasting & 4 Course Fine Dining at Glenfarclas

Location: The Whisky Shop Dufftown Start: 18:00   End: 23:00 Duration:  5 hours Join us for an adventure by bus to Glenfarclas Distillery for a 5 decades tasting of Glenfarclas from the Family Cask Collection with whiskies from each decade from the 1960's to 2000's in a special setting.  This is an exceptional experience for the true whisky enthusiast to try some of Glenfarclas' rarest and most outstanding bottlings and gain an appreciation for what makes Glenfarclas special. This will be followed by a 4 course fine dining experience in the famous Ships Room.  All of this will be hosted by the legend that is George Grant, 6th generation of the family that has owned Glenfarclas since 1865. If you are a driver and wish to take part in this event, then we can provide you with sample bottles to take the whiskies away with you and enjoy at a more appropriate time.  Please email us at the address below that you require sample bottles after you have booked your ticket. Over 18's only please.  Please ensure you have read our terms and conditions for events.  If you want to contact us about this event please email us on enquiries@whiskyshopdufftown.com or phone us on +44(0)1340 821 097. The price of a ticket to this event includes VAT (VAT No GB 875018023).  
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12 October 2019 @ 14:00 - Whisky Tasting: Adelphi with Antonia Bruce

Location: St James Hall Start: 14:00   End: 15:15 Duration:  1 hour 15 Minutes. Founded in 1826, the Adelphi Distillery is now Scotland's most acclaimed independent bottler of single casks of rare malt whisky.  Remaining completely independent, Adelphi is able to offer bottlings from an extensive range of distilleries with Charles Maclean chairing their highly experienced nosing team in the pursuit of excellence. Adelphi is one of the most highly regarded independent bottlers. Some say they perform some sort of alchemy and that they put the other whisky merchants to shame. All we know is that Antonia Bruce will take you through 5 fabulous whiskies (or may be more) at this always popular tasting. If you are a driver and wish to take part in this event, then we can provide you with sample bottles to take the whiskies away with you and enjoy at a more appropriate time.  Please email us at the address below that you require sample bottles after you have booked your ticket. If you are the designated driver for your group and wish to attend but not take samples away, then you can attend for free.  Do not book a ticket for yourself but please email us to let us know you are coming after the tickets have been booked for the rest of your group.  You must be part of a group to take up this offer. Over 18's only please. Please ensure you have read our terms and conditions for events. If you want to contact us about this event please email enquiries@whiskyshopdufftown.com or phone on +44(0)1340 821 097. The price of a ticket to this event includes VAT (VAT No GB 875018023).
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12 October 2019 @ 17:00 - Whisky Tasting: The Latest from Murray McDavid with Paul Mckendrick

Location: St James Hall Start: 17:00   End: 18:15 Duration:  1 hour 15 Minutes. Murray McDavid has a long history of utilising additional forms of maturation to create inspiring expressions from distilleries all over Scotland.  Coleburn is the home of Murray McDavid and that firmly makes it an Independent Bottler with Speyside as its home. Paul Mckendrick will host this tasting which will focus on the brand new releases from this independent bottler. If you are a driver and wish to take part in this event, then we can provide you with sample bottles to take the whiskies away with you and enjoy at a more appropriate time.  Please email us at the address below that you require sample bottles after you have booked your ticket. If you are the designated driver for your group and wish to attend but not take samples away, then you can attend for free.  Do not book a ticket for yourself but please email us to let us know you are coming after the tickets have been booked for the rest of your group.  You must be part of a group to take up this offer. Over 18's only please. Please ensure you have read our terms and conditions for events. If you want to contact us about this event please email enquiries@whiskyshopdufftown.com or phone on +44(0)1340 821 097. The price of a ticket to this event includes VAT (VAT No GB 875018023).
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12 October 2019 from 11:00 to 17:00 - Find the Best 18 Year Old Single Malt

Location: The Whisky Shop Dufftown Duration:  30 minutes We at The Whisky Shop Dufftown are continuing our mission to find the best 18 Years Old Single Malt Whisky and we need your help!  Come along and sample a selection of 5 x 10ml measures of 18 Year Old Single Malt whiskies in a relaxed "blind" tasting and vote for your favourite.  The current champion is Glenrothes 18 Years Old and we will be selecting 4 new challengers to see if they can take it down. Drop in any time between 11:00 and 16:30 and see which you think is the best.  It should take you no more than 30 minutes. Have you worked it out yet?  You get to try 5 18 Year Old whiskies which would be the equivalent of a double pub measure for less than the price of one.  What could be better? At the end of the festival during our closing event we will announce the winner.  We will also draw a voting slip at random and that person will win a bottle of their favourite whisky from the tasting. The winner of this year's competition will be pitted against 4 new challengers at next years festival as we continue our search for the best 18 Year Old.  We will make the selections from Distillery Own bottlings that are not limited releases. Over 18's only please.  Please ensure you have read our terms and conditions for events.  If you want to contact us about this event please email us on enquiries@whiskyshopdufftown.com or phone us on +44(0)1340 821 097. The price of a ticket to this event includes VAT (VAT No GB 875018023).  
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13 October 2019 @ 15:00 - Whisky Tasting: Afternoon Tapas with Award Winning Spey Whiskies

Location: St James Hall Start: 15:00   End: 16:15 Duration:  1 hour 15 Minutes. It has been a golden year for Speyside distillery with its Spey whiskies winning many awards. Join Peter MacKay at this masterclass as he celebrates those whiskies and brings a hint of Jerez to Dufftown. The drams sampled will include these award winning whiskies:
  • SPEY Trutina Cask Strength: Spirits Business Scotch Whisky Masters - Master Award
  • SPEY Tenne Cask Strength: World Whisky Awards- Best NAS Speyside single malt)
  • SPEY Royal Choice: IWSC 2018 “Outstanding”
  • SPEY Fumare Cask Strength: Spirits Business Scotch Whisky Masters – Gold Award
Spey also produce Byron's gin.  This event will start with you sampling a Byron's and Tonic with light tapas nibbles including Spanish cheeses, cured meats, olives and sundried tomatoes.  It will also conclude with your chance to sample a special Jerez favourite, ice cream drizzled with Pedro Ximenez Sherry. If you are a driver and wish to take part in this event, then we can provide you with sample bottles to take the whiskies away with you and enjoy at a more appropriate time.  Please email us at the address below that you require sample bottles after you have booked your ticket. If you are the designated driver for your group and wish to attend but not take samples away, then you can attend for free.  Do not book a ticket for yourself but please email us to let us know you are coming after the tickets have been booked for the rest of your group.  You must be part of a group to take up this offer. Over 18's only please. Please ensure you have read our terms and conditions for events. If you want to contact us about this event please email enquiries@whiskyshopdufftown.com or phone on +44(0)1340 821 097. The price of a ticket to this event includes VAT (VAT No GB 875018023).
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13 October 2019 @ 17:00 - Whisky Tasting: Bonfire Drams with Kilchoman

Location: St James Hall Start: 17:00   End: 18:15 Duration:  1 hour 15 Minutes. Gathering round a fire with a dram or two to talk and experience whisky is a true pleasure.  In this tasting you may have to imagine the fire but you will not have to imagine the whisky.  Olivia Sayers from Kilchoman will come and present a flight of their whiskies perfectly matched for a bonfire and also invoke the spirit of Islay on Speyside. Kilchoman was the first distillery to be built on Islay in over 124 years. The distillery was founded in 2005 by Anthony Wills and is Islay’s only farm distillery, producing Single Farm Single Malt hand-crafted from barley grown in the surrounding fields and malted on site.  Kilchoman is one of the few whisky distilleries in Scotland to remain independent. In this tasting, you will get to try the following whiskies: 2010 Vintage, UK Small Batch  (this won't even be released until the following week! Try it at this event and reserve your bottle at The Whisky Shop Dufftown!) Founder's Cask Release  (rare opportunity to try this whisky!) Machir Bay Sanaig 100% Islay STR If you are a driver and wish to take part in this event, then we can provide you with sample bottles to take the whiskies away with you and enjoy at a more appropriate time.  Please email us at the address below that you require sample bottles after you have booked your ticket. If you are the designated driver for your group and wish to attend but not take samples away, then you can attend for free.  Do not book a ticket for yourself but please email us to let us know you are coming after the tickets have been booked for the rest of your group.  You must be part of a group to take up this offer. Over 18's only please. Please ensure you have read our terms and conditions for events. If you want to contact us about this event please email enquiries@whiskyshopdufftown.com or phone on +44(0)1340 821 097. The price of a ticket to this event includes VAT (VAT No GB 875018023).
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13 October 2019 @ 19:30 - WCF Closing Brilliance

Location: St James Hall Start: 19:30   End: 22:00 Duration:  2 hours 30 Minutes. Come and celebrate the close of the inaugural Whisky Colours Festival with whisky, food, music and fun. There will be BBQ style food to keep you sustained and music sets during the evening with one from Robin Laing.  All of which are included in the ticket price.  Also their will be a range of samples for you to try from some of the masterclass, as well as the last "drops" from those whiskies that have sadly departed our shop over the last few months.  Please help us give them a good send off! Over 18's only please. Please ensure you have read our terms and conditions for events. If you want to contact us about this event please email enquiries@whiskyshopdufftown.com or phone on +44(0)1340 821 097. The price of a ticket to this event includes VAT (VAT No GB 875018023).
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13 October 2019 from 11:00 to 17:00 - Find the Best 18 Year Old Single Malt

Location: The Whisky Shop Dufftown Duration:  30 minutes We at The Whisky Shop Dufftown are continuing our mission to find the best 18 Years Old Single Malt Whisky and we need your help!  Come along and sample a selection of 5 x 10ml measures of 18 Year Old Single Malt whiskies in a relaxed "blind" tasting and vote for your favourite.  The current champion is Glenrothes 18 Years Old and we will be selecting 4 new challengers to see if they can take it down. Drop in any time between 11:00 and 16:30 and see which you think is the best.  It should take you no more than 30 minutes. Have you worked it out yet?  You get to try 5 18 Year Old whiskies which would be the equivalent of a double pub measure for less than the price of one.  What could be better? At the end of the festival during our closing event we will announce the winner.  We will also draw a voting slip at random and that person will win a bottle of their favourite whisky from the tasting. The winner of this year's competition will be pitted against 4 new challengers at next years festival as we continue our search for the best 18 Year Old.  We will make the selections from Distillery Own bottlings that are not limited releases. Over 18's only please.  Please ensure you have read our terms and conditions for events.  If you want to contact us about this event please email us on enquiries@whiskyshopdufftown.com or phone us on +44(0)1340 821 097. The price of a ticket to this event includes VAT (VAT No GB 875018023).  
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13 October 2019 from 13:00 to 14:15 - Cosy Sunday Lunch with The Whisky Shop Dufftown's Vicky Keough and Spey Valley Brewery's David MacDonald

Location: St James Hall Start: 13:00   End: 14:15 Duration:  1 hour and  15 minutes Join Vicky and David for a relaxed "traditional" Sunday lunch with whisky and beer pairings. Sit down with David, founder of Spey Valley Brewery, and our very own Director of the Drams, Vicky Keough for a hearty and relaxed 2 course Sunday lunch, for which they have selected a trio of whisky and beer combinations to help wash it down. The main course will be: roast pork and chicken with Yorkshire pudding (as Vicky is from Yorkshire); mashed and roast potatoes; carrots, parsnips; Scottish stuffing; and vegetable bullion.  This will be followed by bread and butter pudding. During lunch you will be able to ask David and Vicky questions about their experiences in the world of beer and whisky. If you are a driver and wish to take part in this event, then we can provide you with sample bottles for the whisky, unfortunately not the beer, to take the samples away with you and enjoy at a more appropriate time.  Please email us at the address below that you require sample bottles after you have booked your ticket. Over 18's only please.  Please ensure you have read our terms and conditions for events.  If you want to contact us about this event please email us on enquiries@whiskyshopdufftown.com or phone us on +44(0)1340 821 097. The price of a ticket to this event includes VAT (VAT No GB 875018023).  
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