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Whisky Colours Festival returns for in-person event for autumn 2021

The intimate Speyside whisky festival, which launched in 2019, is back with in-person events this year.

Published: September 26, 2021
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The 2021 Whisky Colours Festival will take place from 8-10 October 2021, in Dufftown, Speyside.

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.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, there is a reduced programme for this year and no specific distillery trips but there's still a chance to enjoy some drams with other whisky fans, speak people behind the brands and enjoy the autumn colours of Speyside.

The Whisky Colours Festival 2021 programme

Each tasting will be no more than 1 hour and 30 minutes and cost £27, and the tastings will be held in the Royal British Legion Dufftown 50 Balvenie Street, Dufftown AB55 4AS

Friday 8 October at 2pm - Douglas Laing

This tasting will be hosted by an ambassador from Douglas Laing, with be a range of single malts from the last two releases from this independent bottler.

Friday 8th October at 5pm - GlenAllachie with Ben Chambers

Ben, the UK Sales Manager for The GlenAllachie Distillers Co. Ltd, will present a range of whiskies from the GlenAllachie distillery including some of their newer releases.

Saturday 9 October 1-3pm - Free In-Store Barrel top Tasting

Whisky fans can enjoy the Berry Bros & Rudd Classic Blended Malt Range with Andy Stewart of BB&R.

Saturday 9 October at 2pm - Glen Moray with Emma Ware

Emma, the assistant visitor centre manager for Glen Moray, will host a tasting of Glen Moray whiskies including some of their newer releases.

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Saturday 9th October at 5pm - Benriach-Glendronach-Glenglassaugh, Capturing the Nuances of the North East with Stewart Buchanan

Stewart Buchanan, brand ambassador, will guide guests on a tasting journey of these Brown Forman distilleries.

Sunday 10 October at 2pm - Watt Whisky with Kate and Mark Watt

The owners of The Campbeltown Whisky Company, Mark and Kate Watt, will be returning to Dufftown to host this tasting from their latest release.

Sunday 10 October at 5pm - Vicky and Mike's Malt Whisky Mayhem

Whisky lovers can enjoy some quality time with Vicky and Mike from The Whisky Shop Dufftown, tasting of some of the whiskies that they have enjoyed recently.

Tickets for this year's festival are on sale now, and more information can be found on the Whisky Shop Dufftown's website.

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Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind writes for The Scotsman on all things food and drink related as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.

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