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Inverness Whisky Festival - 8 & 9 April 2011

Postby InvernessWhiskyFest » Sat Feb 05, 2011 5:34 pm

We are delighted to announce the launch of the very first Inverness Whisky Festival! Held at Bogbain Farm, overlooking the Moray Firth, we will be exhibiting the finest whiskies the Highlands and Islands of Scotland have to offer - plus another couple of surprises too!

With a private collector's auction, ceilidh, fine Highland food prepared by a Masterchef winner, live Scottish Music, masterclasses and BBC Radio Scotland presenter Tom Morton's Malt and Barley Revue, it's a great new whisky event for the British calendar.

It is a small, intimate festival, with only a select few distilleries invited to exhibit. Tickets will go on sale soon and the full programme will be uploaded to the website shortly.

http://www.invernesswhiskyfestival.co.uk

Let me know if you'd like to come up for it, or if you'd like to be included in the auction in some way!
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Re: Inverness Whisky Festival - 8 & 9 April 2011

Postby Willie JJ » Sun Feb 06, 2011 12:46 pm

Sounds interesting. Are you planning to increase the number of distilleries attending or is it just the four that are listed on the website?
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Re: Inverness Whisky Festival - 8 & 9 April 2011

Postby InvernessWhiskyFest » Sun Feb 06, 2011 1:25 pm

Good to hear from you!

As it says on the webpage, those are just some of the ones we had confirmed (at the time of posting!) but there will be between 10 and 15 there - I'll update the page in the next day or so!
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Re: Inverness Whisky Festival - 8 & 9 April 2011

Postby InvernessWhiskyFest » Mon Feb 14, 2011 10:14 pm

Some of the distilleries confirmed so far:

Amrut
Abhainn Dearg
Balblair
Benromach
Duncan Taylor
Glenglassaugh
Glenmorangie
Gordon & MacPhail
Springbank
Tomatin

Other elements:

Whisky Cocktail Bar

Collector's auction (including 50 yr old Dalmore, Mortlach, Glenury)

Food prepared by a Masterchef (Whisky in the Jar - a seafood treat; guga (gannet!) and Abhainn Dearg soaked venison)

Masterclass with Glenglassaugh (more tbc)

Tom Morton's Malt & Barley Revue

Ceilidh; live Scottish music all day; concert


Tickets to the whole Festival, including all of the above (except masterclass) - free food all day, ceilidh entry, concert entry, auction entry, exhibition entry, Tom Morton entry (minds oot the gutter please!) and IWF nosing glass from Glencairn and goodies - £60.
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Re: Inverness Whisky Festival - 8 & 9 April 2011

Postby InvernessWhiskyFest » Thu Feb 17, 2011 9:22 pm

Tickets are on sale NOW - less than 200 available so grab 'em quickly! http://www.invernesswhiskyfestival.co.uk/?page_id=102
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Re: Inverness Whisky Festival - 8 & 9 April 2011

Postby Pip54 » Sat Feb 26, 2011 7:08 pm

Is anyone going to the Inverness Whisky Festival? I booked my ticket the other day but have not heard of anyone who might be there.
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Re: Inverness Whisky Festival - 8 & 9 April 2011

Postby John Barleycorn » Tue Mar 08, 2011 11:11 pm

Pip54 wrote:Is anyone going to the Inverness Whisky Festival?


Hi Phil
I was hoping to be there, but alas Mrs B has informed me that we are going to Glasgow that weekend, so it's not to be. If anything interesting comes up in the auction that you think I might like, then put a bid in for me, you can square it up with Mrs B when we return. I will of course have to deny all knowledge of any such request.

Cheers John
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Re: Inverness Whisky Festival - 8 & 9 April 2011

Postby Muskrat Portage » Wed Mar 23, 2011 12:38 am

It's only 280 km. which is just a bit more than the run to Winnipeg from here. You could do that in a couple of hours and the missus would be no wiser. Long as you get back for supper.

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