Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival
Now entering its 19th year, Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival is attended by visitors from across the globe (37 countries and counting… ). It delivers a programme of almost 500 inspired events - exclusive distillery tours, tutored tastings, talks, whisky auctions and fairs, outdoor adventures by foot, canoe or argocat, traditional ceilidhs, fine dining dinners, live music and crafts - and everything in between! There is no single Festival venue - the venues are distilleries old and new, quaint village halls, local whisky bars, historic castles, old steadings, much loved local shops and the great outdoors. Events take place in these venues throughout the region, from Aviemore in the South, following the River Spey to central Speyside and the historic towns in the coastal North. Speyside is home to over 50 distilleries - more than half of the distilleries in Scotland - and is the largest whisky producing region of Scotland.