Aberdeen's Whisky Mash goes bigger and better for 2016 following last year's success

Aberdeen’s Whisky Mash Festival is aiming big for this year’s event on Sunday 1st May, following the success of last year’s inaugural event.  

Published 23rd Mar 2016
Updated 9 th Aug 2023

The team behind the Aberdeen whisky tasting festival are looking to recreate the atmosphere that created such a buzz last year.

CASC - the event organisers – are already well-known in the city for providing the crowds with excellent drams from their impressive gantry at CASC Bar, a dedicated craft beer and whisky venue in the heart of Aberdeen’s Merchant Quarter. For Whisky Mash 2016, however, the team will be moving the event outside the confines of the bar itself and into a larger venue, the Carmelite Hotel.

“The move has allowed us a more spacious venue so we’ve invited even more exhibitors to the Mash this year,” said CASC’s Whisky Ambassador, Aly Mathers. “It’s all about the drams, and by using the Carmelite we can make sure to cram in as much excitement as possible.”

“The best thing about last year’s event was that we focussed primarily on independent bottlers and local producers of Scotch whisky. We always like to showcase everything that is available in the world of whisky and not just the major players, so you can expect a few surprises this year.”

With an eclectic mix of big names brands and independent bottlers the Whisky Mash is sure to attract drinks enthusiasts of all types. Not only will attendees be able to sample some amazing drams from specially selected producers of Scotch whisky, rum and gin but there will be a series of exclusive masterclasses being held on the day too.

With tickets for this year’s event already on sale the team are expecting the event to prove popular with locals. “We know there are a huge amount of whisky lovers in the North East of Scotland, just like ourselves. We can’t wait for them to come down and enjoy their day with us at Whisky Mash 2016,” said Mr. Mathers.

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