Planet Whiskies :: Scottish Single Malt Whisky, Scotch, Distilleries, American Bourbon, Japanese, Irish

World-Wide Whisky News by Planet Whiskies | Buy your whisky online

To advertise on Planet Whiskies visit our contact us page

New sales record set for Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival as tickets go on sale for 2014 celebrations - 6th February, 2014

Revellers will go to great lengths to get tickets for the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival…and this group of visitors from the 2013 went to great heights by climbing to the top of Ben Rinnes to enjoy a guided walk, dram and stunning scenery.A new sales record has been set by the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival, with £30,000 of event tickets being sold within 20 minutes at the weekend. It took an hour for sales to reach the same milestone in 2013, and with tickets continuing to be rapidly snapped up, this year’s Festival is on course to be the biggest yet.

Tickets went on sale on Saturday (February 1) evening, and within the first hour 527 revellers had made purchases – most of them for multiple events. The value of ticket sales had reached in excess of £70,000 within 48 hours.

The Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival, which is now in its 15th year, takes place at venues across the region from May 1 to 5. It is a signature event for Homecoming 2014, and will start Whisky Month – a four week national celebration of Scotland’s world class food and drink.

Festival manager Mary Hemsworth says, “A number of events sold out within a very short space of time after the launch, which shows just how eagerly anticipated these events are with whisky lovers around the world.

“Every year the number of ticket sales sold immediately on the day of the launch increases, but the level of demand this year has truly taken us by surprise.

“However, with more than 350 events on the programme, there are lots of activities to keep both whisky enthusiasts and whisky novices entertained. Of course much of our focus is on whisky, but the programme includes everything from music and walking to food and folklore.”

Ticket sales from Canada have been particularly strong, which may indicate that the number of visitors from North America could expand again this year. Other regions which are also standing out are the USA, Australia, Italy and Scandinavia.

Mary added, “We had a big push focused on Canada two years ago, and since that time key industry influencers have been blogging and writing about the Festival. It is very pleasing that we are now starting to see the results of that effort take shape.

“We have a very strong relationship with whisky festivals in Canada which is hugely beneficially. We believe that we will see a further increase in the number of overseas visitors this year and the fact that we are kicking off Whisky Month for Homecoming has certainly created some additional buzz around the international markets.”

Tickets for all events in the 2014 Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival programme can be bought via the website – www.spiritofspeyside.com The Festival is also active on social media – facebook.com/WhiskyFestival and @spirt_speyside on Twitter.

Read about The Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival 2014

<< Back to all the latest whisky news brought to you by Planet Whiskies

Planet Whiskies on Twitter
Planet Whiskies on Facebook
Planet Whiskies on Pinterest

Subscribe to Planet Whiskies newsletter

* indicates required


Loch Fyne Whiskies

Loch Fyne Whiskies

Have you seen all the whisky specials on offer at Loch Fyne Whiskies in Inveraray? All orders placed have next day delivery. Click to discover all these fantastic offers... Read More

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society

View latest whisky news

World's largest private whisky collection set to sell for £8m Perth, Scotland in February 2020.

World's largest private whisky collection set to sell for £8m Perth, Scotland in February 2020.

The world’s largest ever private whisky collection, comprising 3,900 bottles, is poised to sell for a projected £8 million when it goes under the hammer in Perth next February. Further cementing Scotch whisky’s status as one of the most valuable investments on the market. Read more

-------------------------------------------------

Irish Distillers: New Packaging for Jameson Caskmates Series

Irish Distillers: New Packaging for Jameson Caskmates Series

Irish Distillers, makers of some of the world’s most enjoyed whiskeys, has unveiled a packaging revamp for its Jameson Caskmates Series. Read more

-------------------------------------------------

Gordon & MacPhail Reveals Unique Single Malts For Christmas: Malts from Old Pulteney and Glenlivet

Gordon & MacPhail Reveals Unique Single Malts For Christmas: Malts from Old Pulteney and Glenlivet

Single malt whisky creator Gordon & MacPhail has unveiled a duo of special bottlings from its iconic Connoisseurs Choice range for Christmas gifting. Read more

-------------------------------------------------

Islay whisky collection up for auction in aid of RNLI: A Group of seven malt whiskies from each of Islay’s coastal distilleries Goes Under The Hammer

Group of seven malt whiskies from each of Islay’s coastal distilleries Goes Under The Hammer for RNLI

The Islay Sea Collection, a group of seven malt whiskies from each of Islay’s coastal distilleries presented in a one of a kind display case is set to go under the hammer in this month’s Just Whisky auction with all proceeds going to the Portrush and Islay volunteer lifeboat crews. Read more

-------------------------------------------------

Great Whiskies Website

Buy Whisky online go to Great Whiskies (Planet Whiskies sister website)

Planet Gin Website

To read all the Latest Gin News. please go to our sister website - www.planetgin.com

VisitScotland Interactive Whisky Guide

Visit Scotland Interactive Whisky Map

Found out about 105 whisky distilleries in Scotland's five whisky regions in this very exciting interactive whisky guide :: More information

Some Scottish Whisky Available to Buy Online

Tomintoul 45 Year Old 1973 Single Malt Whisky
Tomintoul 45 Year Old 1973 Single Malt Whisky ~ 44.5% ~ 70cl

Region: Speyside  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £2,000.00
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Dailuaine 35 Year Old 1983 (cask 4329) - Chieftains (Ian Macleod) Single Malt Whisky
Dailuaine 35 Year Old 1983 (cask 4329) - Chieftains (Ian Macleod) Single Malt Whisky ~ 52.4% ~ 70cl

Region: Speyside  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £635.47
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


The Macallan 25 Year Old - Anniversary Malt Single Malt Whisky
The Macallan 25 Year Old - Anniversary Malt Single Malt Whisky ~ 43% ~ 75cl

Region: Speyside  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £6,500.00
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Bowmore 26 Year Old (cask 27935) - The Lowest Tide (Woolf Sung) Single Malt Whisky
Bowmore 26 Year Old (cask 27935) - The Lowest Tide (Woolf Sung) Single Malt Whisky ~ 50.9% ~ 70cl

Region: Islay  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £495.00
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Jura 40 Year Old 1976 (cask 12264) - Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Lain Single Malt Whisky
Jura 40 Year Old 1976 (cask 12264) - Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Lain Single Malt Whisky ~ 54.1% ~ 70cl

Region: Island  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £1,495.00
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Macallan 28 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company) Single Malt Whisky
Macallan 28 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company) Single Malt Whisky ~ 40.2% ~ 50cl

Region: Speyside  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £849.95
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Glenglassaugh 50 Year Old 1965 (cask 3510) - Rare Cask Release Batch 3 Single Malt Whisky
Glenglassaugh 50 Year Old 1965 (cask 3510) - Rare Cask Release Batch 3 Single Malt Whisky ~ 40.1% ~ 70cl

Region: Highland  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £3,995.00
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Port Dundas 40 Year Old 1978 (cask 12988) - Xtra Old Particular (Dougl Grain Whisky
Port Dundas 40 Year Old 1978 (cask 12988) - Xtra Old Particular (Dougl Grain Whisky ~ 58.7% ~ 70cl

Region: Lowland  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £370.00
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Girvan 47 Year Old 1968 - Rare Cask Reserves (William Grant) Grain Whisky
Girvan 47 Year Old 1968 - Rare Cask Reserves (William Grant) Grain Whisky ~ 50.9% ~ 70cl

Region: Lowland  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £1,500.00
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


The Last Drop 1971 Blended Scotch Blended Whisky
The Last Drop 1971 Blended Scotch Blended Whisky ~ 46.7% ~ 75cl

Region: Scotch  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £3,000.00
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Planet Whiskies on Pinterest

Planet Whiskies on Twitter