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Celebrate Scotland's national drink with the wondrous Whisky Stramash

Back for its fourth year, the Whisky Stramash returns to Scotland's capital this May.

Published: April 28, 2015
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Love whisky and looking for an event that offer something a little more exciting than your usual fare? Well the Whisky Stramash might just be your thing.

Once again taking residence in Edinburgh's Surgeons’ Hall, the event will run over two days - Saturday the 23rd and Sunday 24th - and will include a brand new Friday night event.

Billed as an experience full of mystery, entertainment, comicality and madcap pioneering, the popular two-day experiential event - celebrating Scotland’s national drink - has a host of impressive brands lined up to showcase and sample their whiskies in weird and wonderful ways during the Saturday and Sunday sessions.


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Scott Martin, co-founder of Whisky Stramash, commented: “Whisky Stramash will be back this year with more intrigue than ever and after four fantastic years we’re excited to be adding something completely different with a stand-alone bash on the Friday evening. The night will be completely separate from the Whisky Stramash and guests can expect live music, cocktails galore and generally good fun with a twist.

“We will release more information, including a theme, nearer the time so watch this space.”

The Saturday and Sunday sessions will see a host of big players in the whisky world, as well as smaller independents, treat visitors to their various bottlings whilst offering a fun education on their world class drams.

“A number of brands are returning this year including Bunnahabhain, Ledaig, Tobermory, Deanston, Glen Moray, Aberfeldy, AD Rattray and Douglas Laing with Big Peat and Scally Wag. We're also pleased to announce the debuts of Craigellachie and Aultmore this year, a major coup as they don't get very many outings.” Scott added.

The wonderful setting of the Surgeons' Hall Museum.

The wonderful setting of the Surgeons' Hall Museum.

Tickets cost just £26 per session and are available to purchase now from with details and tickets for the Friday night event due for release soon.

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Whisky Stramash sessions:

Saturday 23th of May 2015 12pm – 4pm

Saturday 23th of May 2015 5pm – 9pm

Sunday 24th of May 2015 1pm – 5pm

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So why not pop along and enjoy a weekend of whisky fuelled fun, where you'll get access to some of the best whisky available and the people who produce it, all while enjoying the entertainment and carnival atmosphere.

Driven by a passion for all things drinks-related, Sean writes for The Scotsman extensively on the subject. He can also sometimes be found behind the bar at the world famous Potstill bar in Glasgow where he continues to enhance his whisky knowledge built up over 10 years advising customers from all over the world on the wonders of our national drink. Recently, his first book was published. Dubbed Gin Galore, it explores Scotland's best gins and the stories behind those that make them.

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