Whisky fans flocking to Scotland

Wednesday, 23 March 2011 12:07 PM

Whisky fans from across the globe are putting their money where their favourite dram is and have been snapping up tickets for the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival in their thousands, since the programme for this year’s festival was announced in January.

Whisky enthusiasts from nearly 100 countries have already shown their interest in the festival with 20 different nationalities taking advantage of the online booking system to snag a ticket for the whiskey festival.

The Speyside Whisky Festival runs from 28 April to 2 May and more than 40 of over 200 events have already sold out.

Specialist whiskey events and tours have proved most popular, including visits to distilleries which are not normally open to the public such as Mortlach, Auchroisk, Dailuaine and Glenronach.

The five day ‘dramfest’ is now in its twelfth year and is one of Europe’s largest whisky festivals, annually attracting around 26,000 visitors.

Organisers are delighted with the response to this year’s Festival and chairman Jim Royan said: “The Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival highlights the rich variety of landscapes, history and leisure opportunities that the area has to offer. It’s the blend of whisky, music, food and fun that guarantees Festival visitors are immersed in the culture of Whisky Country.”

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