Whisky Colours Festival



10 - 14 October 2019

The first Whisky Colours Festival will be held from 10 to 14 October 2019.  It is a celebration of all things whisky and is centred in Dufftown, the malt whisky capital of the world.  The festival will allow you to get up close and personal with some of the biggest names in the whisky industry.  We are partnering with Cardhu, Glen Moray and Glenfarclas Distilleries for dining and tasting experiences; Morrison & MacKay for a unique autumnal tasting; as well as masterclasses from the likes of Adelphi and Berry Bros & Rudd.  Our website is the place to go for updates (www.whiskycoloursfestival.com).

We have been inspired by the vast range of whisky colours that are mirrored in the beauty of the phenomenal autumn scenery of Dufftown and the surrounding area as our woodlands display their stunning colours and the bright golden barley in the fields. Our aim is to bring you extra special whisky experiences with an autumnal theme that will be truly something to remember.

Mike Lord, Keeper of the Quaich and proprietor of The Whisky Shop Dufftown commented, “We want our guests to experience a series of in-depth events, giving exclusive opportunities which truly bring you the very best of whisky from the malt whisky capital.  We are excited to be creating this extensive calendar of events, in a friendly atmosphere at one of the most colourful times of year in Speyside”.

George Grant, 6th generation of the family behind Glenfarclas Distillery, “The Whisky Colours Festival is a brilliant addition to the whisky calendar.  We are working with The Whisky Shop Dufftown on an authentic experience at the distillery during the festival and we look forward to welcoming you to our distillery.”

Each day will include intimate whisky experiences with an autumnal theme, from dinners with revered distillers, sought after masterclasses, food pairing, fun and so much more. The festival will culminate in a closing event hosted by key partner Tannochbrae Cuisine that will bring together all elements of the festival: whisky, music and food with lots of fun.New events will be added to the festival website when they are finalised with the full programme being finalised by early June.  Tickets will go on sale 1st July.

We will announce events here as they are finalised with the full programme being launched by early June. Tickets will go on sale 1st July.

Friday 11 October 2019 from 9:00 to 12:30 -  Breakfast Tour and Tasting of Glen Moray with Graham Coull (£45)

Friday 11 October 2019 from 18:00 to 23:00 - 5 Decades Whisky Tasting & 4 Course Fine Dining at Glenfarclas (£175)

Saturday 12 October 2019 from 11:30 to 15:00 - Whisky Tasting and Lunch at the Highlander Inn with Morrison & MacKay (£35)

Saturday 12 October 2019 from 16:00 to 21:30 - Cragganmore Distillery Tour and Tasting plus 4 Course Fine Dining at Cragganmore House (£120)

Sunday 13 October 2019 from 16:00 to 17:30 - Bonfire Drams with Kilchoman (£25)

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