Tickets On Sale For Virtual The Spirit Of Speyside Whisky Festival

Tickets for the world’s largest celebration of whiskies are officially on sale. The Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival is back this month via an online program of over 60 events using a world-leading, interactive platform.

Standing as the festival’s 21st year, the 2021 festival will invite guests to take part in their own homes and provides the opportunity for people around the world to taste and learn about whiskies from the world-famous Speyside region.

“Although we can’t get together to celebrate in person this April, we’ve come up with as many opportunities as possible for people to get together to celebrate the fine spirits of Speyside using a new interactive online platform,” Chairman at The Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival James Campbell said in a press release statement. “There will be speed networking, an exhibition center, social lounge and much more as we host the world’s largest online whisky festival.”

Speyside Distillery

The current Speyside Distillery (image via Speyside Distillers)

Program highlights will include:

  • Would I Lie to You?: Hosted by Gordon & MacPhail’s Director of Prestige, Stephen Rankin, some of the industry’s top names, including Glen Grant’s Dennis Malcolm, Glenfarclas Distillery’s George Grant, Kirsten Grant Meikle of the William Grant family, The Balvenie’s Gemma Paterson and whisky writer Blair Bowman, battle it out to become the best storytellers in Speyside.
  • The Glenlivet Scotch Whisky School: A unique opportunity to meet Master Distiller Allan Winchester, get a whirlwind virtual tour of the distillery and complete The Glenlivet’s Whisky School in just one hour.
  • Benriach’s World of Flavour: For the first time live from Benriach’s brand new visitor centre which is opening soon, join Global Brand Ambassador Stewart Buchanan for a few drams and an engaging conversation, discovering all there is to know about Benriach’s world of flavour across its acclaimed new portfolio.
  • Musical Drams: Ann Miller, the Dram Queen, challenges special guests including world-renowned whisky writers and experts such as Charles MacLean, Dave Broom, Becky Paskin, and festival ambassadors to bring their chosen whisky to life by matching a dram from Speyside to a piece of music with the option to taste along at home.
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The full program of events, as well as more information about the festival, can be found on the Spirit of Speyside website. The festival pass can be purchased from the website for £15.00 ($20.61 USD).