Stirling Whisky Festival to go ahead this year

The annual Stirling Whisky Festival will be going ahead this year.

Published 10th Mar 2021
Updated 21 st Sep 2023

The team behind the Stirling Whisky Festival, which will mark its tenth year in 2021, have announced that it will be going ahead on 30 October.

Originally scheduled for May 2021, this popular event hosted by Stirling Spirit Co, has been given a new date following the latest Scottish government guidelines.

Held at the historic Stirling Highland Hotel, whisky lovers will get to sample over 100 malts and the chance to discover the secrets of distillation, maturation, and wood finishing.

Who will be exhibiting?

Run over two sessions, guests can expect to sample products from Adelphi, Aelder, AnCnoc, Arran, Balblair, Bunnahabhain, Clydeside, Deanston, Douglas Laing, Fallen Brewery, Glengoyne, Glasgow, Lady of The Glen, Lakes, Lindores, Old Pultney, Mackmyra, Maleys Chocolates, Matugga Rum, McNean, Murray McDavid, Sons of Scotland, Scotch Malt Whisky Society, Tobermoray Tullibardine, Urban Pirate, plus many more.

The first session of the 10th anniversary festival runs from 11:45 – 3.15 with a masterclass from Old Pulteney at 1pm and session two runs between 4 – 7.30pm with a masterclass at 5pm from Balblair.

A range of Scottish food will be available to enjoy alongside whisky samples.

Ticket prices range from £25 to £45 and are available to buy now.

Stirling Distillery will be running a launch event for the festival on Friday 29 October at 7pm at their new home on Lower Castlehill, hosted by The Scotch Malt Whisky Society.

Guests will get to sample whiskies and enjoy some nibbles ahead of the festival.

For those who prefer their gin, the Stirling Gin Festival is being held on Saturday 6 November.

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Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne, whisky and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind is the Food and Drink Editor and whisky writer for The Scotsman, as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.
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