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Whisky Colours Festival 2022: Dates, events and ticket prices for autumn Speyside festival

The autumn Speyside whisky festival, Whisky Colours Festival, will return this October - here's everything you need to know.

Published: August 30, 2022
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The Whisky Colours Festival is a celebration of all things whisky, and includes a programme of tastings and distillery visits in Speyside.

When is the 2022 Whisky Colours Festival?

The 2022 Whisky Colours Festival will be held from 7 to 10 October 2022 in Dufftown, the malt whisky capital of the world.

It is billed as the 'imitate Dufftown Experience' and the name, and events are inspired by the vast range of whisky colours that are mirrored in the beauty of the autumn scenery of Dufftown and the surrounding areas.

What events are taking place at the 2022 Whisky Colours Festival?

The team behind the festival are partnering with Benriach, GlenAllachie, Glen Moray and Glenfarclas for distillery trips; as well as masterclasses from the likes of Berry Bros & Rudd, Brave New Spirits, Douglas Laing, Fettercairn,
Morrison Scotch Whisky Distillers and Watt Whisky.

Full list of 2022 Whisky Colours Festival events

  • 09:15 Friday 7 October (3 hours) - The Wine to Whisky Experience at Glen Moray House (£60)
  • 15:00 Friday 7 October (75 minutes) - Masterclass at Royal British Legion Dufftown - Fettercairn Single Malts with the Whisky Experts from Whyte & Mackay (£25)
  • 18:00 Friday 7 October (75 minutes) - Masterclass at Royal British Legion Dufftown - Murray McDavid with Dean Jode (£25)
  • 09:30 Saturday 8 October (3 hours) - Whisky Experience - Create Your Own Benriach at Benriach Distillery (£50)
  • Saturday 8 October - Barrel Top Tasting (Free)
  • 18:00 Saturday 8 October (75 minutes) - Masterclass at Royal British Legion Dufftown - Douglas Laing with Callum Neilly (£25)
  • 11:00 Sunday 9 October (2 hours 45mins) - Whisky Experience - The Premium Experience at GlenAllachie Distillery (£50)
  • Sunday 9 October - Barrel Top Tasting (Free)
  • 15:30 Sunday 9 October (75 minutes) - Masterclass at Royal British Legion Dufftown - Guerilla Casks from Brave New Spirits with Paul Dempsey (£25)
  • 18:00 Sunday 9 October (75 minutes) - Masterclass at Royal British Legion Dufftown - Watt Whisky with Kate and Mark Watt (£25)
  • 09:45 Monday 10 October (3 hours) - Whisky Experience - "Going a Roaming and a Foraging" at Glenfarclas Distillery (£100)
  • 15:00 Monday 10 October (75 minutes) - Masterclass at Royal British Legion Dufftown - Morrison Scotch Whisky Distillers with Blair Sterrick (£25)
  • 18:00 Monday 10 October (75 minutes) - Masterclass at Royal British Legion Dufftown - Berry Bros & Rudd with Jonny McMillan (£25)

Mike Lord, Keeper of the Quaich, proprietor of The Whisky Shop Dufftown and creator of Whisky Colours said: “We want our guests to experience a series of in-depth events, giving exclusive opportunities which will truly bring them the very best of whisky.

"It is a really exciting calendar of events held in a friendly atmosphere at one of the most colourful times of year in Speyside”.

For more information and to book events, please visit the Whisky Colours Festival 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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