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What to expect when visiting a Whisky Festival
What to expect when visiting a Whisky Festival
Whisky Festivals are exciting events that attract whisky enthusiasts from all over the world. They offer an excellent opportunity to experience and discover a wide range of whiskies, learn about the distilling process, and meet other whisky lovers.
Meet The Makers

One of the main attractions of visiting a whisky festival is the opportunity to meet the makers. Representatives from various distilleries and brands are often present at these events, offering a unique insight into their craft and the history behind their brands. It’s a great chance to ask questions and get a deeper understanding of the distillery’s heritage.

Meet The Makers - Whisky Festival

Learn more about each brand and distillery by speaking directly to those in the know!

Sample Special Drams

Another highlight of a whisky festival is the opportunity to sample different whiskies. For many people, the cost of buying a full bottle of premium whisky is prohibitive, but at a whisky festival, attendees can taste a wide variety of whiskies from different distilleries and brands. It’s an excellent opportunity to discover new and unattainable drams, and it allows attendees to make informed decisions about what to buy in the future.


Remember to take photos of the Whisky you enjoyed so you can purchase bottles later!

Meet New Friends

Whisky festivals are great places to meet like-minded people who share a common passion for whisky. It’s an opportunity to connect with others who appreciate the finer things in life and make new friends. Whether you’re attending the festival alone or with friends, there’s always a friendly atmosphere, and people are generally very willing to engage in conversation and share their experiences and thoughts.

Sample Whisky At Whisky Festivals

Whisky Festivals are a superb location to meet like-minded connoisseurs and share your views!

Stay Hydrated

When attending a whisky festival, it’s vital to pace yourself and drink plenty of water. It’s easy to get carried away with the excitement of trying new whiskies, but it’s important to remember that these festivals are marathons, not sprints. Drinking plenty of water during the day will help you to keep a clear head.

Whisky Festival Water

Most festivals will provide guests with hydration stations and bottles of water upon entry!

Pace Yourself

Finally, it’s essential to remember that your tastebuds can tire quickly, especially when sampling heavily peated or complex drams. It’s a good idea to start with the whiskies you’re most excited to try and take your time. Remember to regularly cleanse your palate and your glass between tastings with bottled water.

What To Expect At A Whisky Festival

With a minimum strength of 40%ABV, it’s important to pace yourself throughout the day when visiting a Whisky Festival!

Find Your Local Whisky Festival

Whisky Festivals are superb occasions and we thoroughly implore you to visit one should you get the opportunity. Although the best Scotch Whisky festivals are understandably found within Scotland, there are events held monthly around the world. To find a festival local to yourself try searching “Whisky Festival” on Google, or a ticket-selling service such as Eventbrite. Alternatively, you can click here to use’s amazing Whisky Festival event tool, which allows you to search festivals happening around the world.

Slàinte Mhath!

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