Scotland's whisky festival season will be here before you know it, with the biggest festival, Spirit of Speyside, gearing up for its 2023 run.
Taking place from 26 April to 1 May, this annual celebration of Scotland’s national drink has become one of the largest events of its kind anywhere in the world, bringing thousands of visitors to Speyside each year since its creation in 1999.
With ticket previews available from Wednesday 25 January, this year’s event will offer a bumper programme of whisky-inspired events designed to entice and inform the most experienced of connoisseurs, to the whisky novice.
From distilleries to village halls, to local whisky bars, historic castles and the great outdoors, a range of events will take place throughout the scenic region of Speyside – the biggest whisky producing region in Scotland – located in the Moray area in the north-east of the country.
To mark the distillery’s 125th Anniversary, Speyburn is joining the Spirit of Speyside Festival and opening its doors to the public for the first time.
During the festival, Speyburn will be running two tours, three times a day, led by its distillery manager and senior brand ambassador.
Guests will discover the history and heritage of Speyburn, and of course, enjoy a dram or two of the award-winning single malt.
With over 500 events planned for this year’s Festival, other highlights include:
George McNeil, Chairman of The Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival, said: “Whether you’re a dram expert or just entering the world of whisky for the first time, we will be delighted to welcome you to Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival in spring.
“Taking place across Elgin, to Kingussie, to Forres, our comprehensive programme of events brings the journey of Scottish whisky to life for visitors, creating truly world-class and unforgettable experiences set among spectacular scenery.
“Our visitors travel from as many as 35 different countries, bringing everyone together over a shared passion and interest for whisky. I can think of no better antidote to the various challenges of the past few years.”
Tickets for the festival’s top events will be available at the time of launch on 27 January, with previews beginning the 25 January.
Visitors are encouraged to book early to avoid disappointment and ensure their spot in popular and exclusive activities.
For more information, visit the Spirit of Speyside website.