Simply Whisky are set to host the first Scottish whisky fight night in the capital this month.

Whisky fans are being invited to crown a winner at the first ‘clash in the capital fight night’ taking place in Edinburgh.

From 7pm on 26th February at Summerhall in Edinburgh, two brand ambassador’s will go head to head with three rounds of whisky tastings – and only the audience will decide the overall winner.

Mark ‘The Mashman’ Thomson, brand ambassador for Scotland for Glenfiddich is set to take on Grant ‘The Gingninja’ Neave of Compass Box.

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📣 🌟It is not an actual boxing match* 🚫🥊🌟 A wee reminder now pay day is past to get your tickets 🎟 Feb 26th, in Edinburgh and for the first time in Scotland, myself, representing @glenfiddichwhisky and @theweeginger Neave of @compassboxwhiskyco, in conjunction with @simplywhisky bring you a fabulous evening of whisky & fun. A truly different whisky tasting and all are welcome. 3 rounds, two whiskies in each where YOU, the audience, choose a winner. Lots of trash talking from the ambassadors, lots of audience participation, games and drams as well as drama! It's knockout entertainment with over 100 guests expected- so make sure you get you place soon and support your "fighter" on the night. *there is actually a boxing ring though. . Head to for more info and a link to tickets. . Don't let me down Scotland…I need you ringside 🔔

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Organised in conjunction with Simply Whisky, the fight night is set to be a night of games, drams and drama.

Tickets, priced at  £31.75  or £41.75 for VIP are on sale now.

Speaking of Simply Whisky events, writer Tim Forbes said: “Simon and Franchi of Simply Whisky rip up the rulebook with a wild-eyed, gleeful anarchic joy, and one can’t help but be swept along.

“Everything they do is different, even when it’s the same. Simply Whisky events are exciting, it’s that simple”

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