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Below is the first press release regarding the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival 2015. Next year's whisky festival is taking place between the April 30 to May 4, 2015 and is going to be the best yet. It's a whisky festival that is a must for all whisky drinkers wither you are working in the industry or just love Scotland national drink.
Please follow this page closely over the coming months as the excitement builds for the 2015 event.
Spirit Of Speyside 2015 | Yanks a million – Americans outnumber other international visitors
A record number of American whisky lovers flocked to this year’s Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival, with people from the United States outnumbering other international visitors for the first time in the event’s history. Read more
Spirit Of Speyside 2015 :: Football legend Michael Owen visits Speyside Distillery during world-famous dram fest :: 6th May, 2015
A former England footballer has experienced the world-famous Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival for himself – with a visit to a distillery that has taken part in the dram-fest for the first time this year.
As a global ambassador for SPEY whisky, Michael Owen called in on its spiritual home, Speyside Distillery, on the closing day of the 2015 festival. Read more
Spirit Of Speyside 2015 :: Israel's first dedicated whisky distillery set up after visit to Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival :: 17th April, 2015
A love of drams and a nation’s thirst for the spirit has inspired an Israeli entrepreneur to develop plans to establish the first dedicated whisky distillery in his native country.
While thousands of visitors from all over the world prepare to descend on the malt whisky capital of the world for the 16th Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival from April 30 to May 4 this year, Rafi Dahan and his wife Dafna hope to be overseeing the start of construction on Israel’s first distillery to produce only whisky. Read more
Spirit Of Speyside 2015 :: Steam into Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival – by train, vintage vehicle, canoe or All Terrain Vehicle :: 7th April, 2015
With all sorts of transport options, getting around the Speyside region during the annual whisky festival has never been so much fun! From canoeing on a river to going off the beaten track in an unstoppable Argocat 8 wheel drive vehicle to the more genteel options of hiring a chauffeur driven vintage car or catching a ride on a steam train, there’s certainly plenty of scope to get around Speyside in style. Read more
Spirit Of Speyside 2015 :: Overseas workers add an international mix to Scotland's national drink - 1st April, 2015
The global appeal of Scotch whisky has added an international dimension to Scotland’s national drink. Connoisseurs of whisky from all over the world have made Speyside their home because of their love of drams and their desire to work in the industry. Read more
Spirit Of Speyside 2015 | Bleatings from Speyside - Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival programme is a Shear Delight - 31st March, 2015
For black sheep who don’t follow the flock, if whisky tours or tastings aren’t your thing, then there are craft opportunities by the bagful to be had during this year’s Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival which takes place from April 30-May 4.
Three Bags Wool is a speciality craft shop in Aberlour where festival visitors can spend an afternoon making a needle felt sheep scene. Read more
Spirit Of Speyside 2015 :: Single malts face a grilling in Sprit of Speyside Whisky Festival's sizzling challenge :: 5th March, 2015
Red wine with beef, white wine with chicken, but how about discovering the perfect single malt whisky to accompany a bacon roll? They do things differently in Speyside, and at the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival taking place from April 30 to May 4, the quest will be on to find the best malt to savour alongside that most tasty of snacks, the bacon roll. Read more
Spirit Of Speyside 2015 | Spirit Of Speyside 2015 :: More than 50 Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival events sell out on first day of ticket sales :: 5th February, 2015
The Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival has hit a new high, with a record 52 events being sold out within 24 hours of tickets going on sale. Whisky lovers have snapped up the opportunity to gain behind-the-scenes access to distilleries that are not usually open to the public, as well showing strong demand for dining events, VIP experiences and connoisseur tours. Read more
Spirit Of Speyside 2015 :: Bakers encouraged to think – and bake – whisky in new competition whipped up for Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival :: 5th February, 2015
A competition that has been whipped up in Scotland’s malt whisky country, is calling on bakers to ‘think whisky’ and add a dash of the amber nectar to their next batch of buns. Food and drink experts in Speyside - Scotland’s most prolific whisky-producing region – have laid down a challenge to bakers to invent.... Read more
Spirit Of Speyside 2015 | Shaken and stirred – Sir Sean Connery is named the Scot most people want to share a dram with in Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival poll | 30th January, 2015
James Bond actor Sir Sean Connery is the Scot that most Britons would like to share a dram with, according to a new YouGov poll for the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival. The research revealed that 22% of people would prefer him as a drinking partner over historical figures and fellow stars from the world of Scottish entertainment, sport, and politics. Read more
Spirit Of Speyside 2015 | Top malts face taste test challenge as finalists are shortlisted in the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival Whisky Awards | 23rd January, 2015
The finalists in the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival Whisky Awards have been named – and the shortlist is dominated by the giants of the region’s malt whisky industry. Judges put two entries from both Chivas Brothers and Diageo through to the final round, along with an entry from William Grant and Sons. Read more
Spirit Of Speyside 2015 | Entries sought for Benromach Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival Photography Competition | 20th November, 2014
The shutter is about to come down on entries for the Benromach Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival Photography Competition 2015. Photographers have just days left to submit their images for the competition, which has produced some stunning images from Scotland’s whisky country over the years. Read more
Spirit of Speyside 2015 | Economic Benefit of Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival exceeds £2 Million | 9th October, 2014
The economic impact assessment of this year’s Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival has revealed a significant increase in the value of the event to the local area. Businesses across Speyside benefitted from £2.1 million spent by visitors who came to experience the 2014 event. The impact figure rose from £1.65m in 2013 and £1.47m in 2012, representing an increase of 42% over a two year period. Read more
Spirit Of Speyside 2015 | Bagpiping event organiser hits the right note with new appointment as Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival administrator - 24th September, 2014
An events organiser who has helped to manage one of the world’s biggest bagpiping events is turning her attention to Scotland’s other iconic national symbol - whisky. Pery Zakeri has been appointed to the role of festival administrator for the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival, working alongside the board of directors to deliver the 2015 programme. Read more