Whisky Caching Becomes A Thing At Scotland’s Spirit Of Speyside Festival

Scotland’s annual Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival is one of this portion of the whisky making world’s larger celebrations of the brown spirit. It is said to have a program of over 500 whisky-inspired events, and runs this year April 27-May 1. One of the newest events to be added to this making is a decidedly boozy form of geocaching, in the form of festival goers trying to hunt out through clues secret stashes of a special Scotch.

The way it works exactly is that festival organizers have put three caches of Angels’ Nectar Blended Malt Scotch Whisky out there, with a 200-ml bottle available at each location. Whereas in normal geocaching you make use of high tech tools such as GPS device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers called caches which contain a logbook with a pen or pencil, in the case of the whisky caches you are instead given clues to guide your route to the cache.

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Once you’ve found the whisky and recorded your location in a logbook as well as on social media, participants will be asked to replace the dram they take with a miniature of their choice to be discovered and enjoyed by the next cacher.

“There’s huge interest in geocaching and we expect the same to be true for whisky caching which is being offered for the first time this year,” said Festival chairman James Campbell in a prepared statement. “It is certainly something different and an attraction that we expect will generate considerable curiosity, as we suspect this could be the first dedicated whisky cache trail in the UK, and one which will only be in operation during the Festival.”

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Whisky caching will be offered daily during the Festival.