Distilled Whisky Festival 1st & 2nd September 2017
If you are visiting Speyside over the Summer months you will be part of the busiest season for thosewishing to visit a distillery. Speyside has the most concentrated number of distilleries found anywhere in Scotland with 51 in total. Many of the iconic single malts are produced right here in rolling hills that have many burns that feed in to the River Spey. In fact the top three selling single malt whiskies in the world are allproduced on Speyside;
As the long days start to shorten and the barley is harvested to produce more whisky, Elgin Town Hall comes alive for the first weekend in September as Distilled the sister festival to The Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival gets under way and where you will find one whisky region under one roof, and it's not just whisky but locally produced Gin and the food flavours of Speyside.
There are exhibitors such as Glenfiddich, Glen Grant, Cardhu and Knockomie Inn's local distillery Benromach. Some offering master classes, tastings and food pairings.There are gin suppliers such as Caorunn (pronounced (ka-roon) from Speyside and AVVA Gin from Elgin. Food enthusiasts can visit the stands of Walkers Shortbread, Simpsons Ice Cream and award winning Maclean's Highland Bakery. It's a fabulous weekend in Elgin on Speyside.