The Inverness Whisky Festival returns for it’s fourth year this April and is proud to be part of the Scotland Homecoming 2014 celebrations!
Since its inauguration in 2011 the festival has continued to attract global interest and this year is expected to be no different. Over the course of the two days guests will have the chance to experience a dram-fuelled tour of Inverness, tasting sessions, and traditional Scottish music.
The festival commences on Friday 4th April with a tour around some of Inverness’ best-known and oldest pubs, where guests will get to experience more than just a tasting session. The tour will encourage guests to submerse themselves in the history of our nations drink, the music and the local craic! Bruce MacGregor, founder of Blazin Fiddles (Folk Band of the Year, 2013), will lead the troops as they enjoy a selection of fine drams and some impassioned story telling which will bring history to life. The evening culminates in the award-winning Hootanannys where guests will enjoy a traditional Scottish knee’s up courtesy of Bruce and friends. Tickets can be purchased for £30.
On to Saturday 5th, which plays host to the main event, where there will not only be an abundance of drams to taste, there will also be masterclasses, food demonstrations, delicious local food to eat, whisky related talks, whisky cocktails, and more. This year we are also delighted to welcome Alan Bartlett who will be hosting cooperage demonstrations throughout the day. We will also see the return of Tom Morton (BBC Radio Scotland presenter) and Angus MacRaild (Mulberry Bank Auctions and Whisky Online) who will be giving free evaluations on the day as well as hosting an auction. The tickets are priced at £25 and include a tasting glass, bottle of water and tasting card on arrival. There will be evening entertainment with traditional Scottish music hosted by Bruce MacGregor (founder of Blazin' Fiddles), with the evening also featuring some local singers and we encourage you to stay and enjoy. It’s not every day you get to sample some of the finest malts, accompanied by some great Scottish music, in a 19th century farm!
Tickets are on sale and are available from http://www.invernesswhiskyfestival.com/tickets/.