From 10 - 14 October, the first Whisky Colours Festival 2019 will take place, centring around the picturesque town of Dufftown - home of Glenfiddich and Balvenie distilleries and part of the Malt Whisky Trail.
Hosted by The Whisky Shop Dufftown, the festival will celebrate the abundance of whisky in the area and allows festival goers the chance to meet some of the biggest names in the industry.
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Inspiration for the timing and nature of the event came from the vast range of whisky's in the area - made famous by popular the Malt Whisky Trail - and the stunning autumn scenery and colours in the surrounding woodland and farmland.
Mike Lord, Keeper of the Quaich and proprietor of The Whisky Shop Dufftown said: “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, sixth generation of the family behind Glenfarclas Distillery added: “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.”
The organisers have partnered 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.
Much like the popular Spirit of Speyside Festival, but on a much smaller scale, each day will have whisky experiences available to book.
From dinners with distillers, masterclasses, food pairings and more, each event centres around an autumnal theme.
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.