spirit of speyside

My cocktail for The Spirit of Speyside Festival

2018-01-29

Over the last few weeks, I had the chance to team up with the amazing team of The famous Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival around an exciting mixology project: creating a cocktail based on a Robert Burns poem ! “Dram O’ Shanter, The Speyside Grace and Best Laid Drams – the most famous works of Scotland’s national bard have been immortalised in the form of …

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Don’t Freak Out, You Can Still Attend Spirit of Speyside

2017-04-11

Ever fancied learning how to create your own signature whisky cocktails? How about experiencing a traditional Scottish ceilidh with a dram in hand? Or perhaps you want to learn to blend whisky like a pro? Whatever whisky-themed activity tickles your tastebuds, you can do it all – and a whole lot more – at the world-renowned Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival when it kicks off …

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Spirit of Speyside Distilled: More Details Revealed

2016-07-12

Hey whisky lovers, I’ve got a good news for you today! Tickets are about to go on sale (15th of July) for a brand new drinks festival that unites, for the very first time, Speyside’s famous whiskies with the region’s award-winning brewers, gin makers and food producers. Spirit of Speyside: Distilled, from the world-renowned Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival, will bring together an array of …

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The Station Hotel: the ultimate Speyside base for whisky lovers

2016-06-29

“The Perfect Base From Which To Explore Speyside” With an expert blend of tradition and modern luxury, the boutique Station Hotel in Rothes is the perfect base from which to explore Speyside: world-famous whisky country. Each distillery has its own unique heritage and story, something that stands it apart. And The Station Hotel is no different. Following extensive restoration by Richard and Heather Forsyth (now you …

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In Pictures: The Blackening at Speyside Cooperage

2016-06-13

Another episode of my Spirit of Speyside 2016 “in pictures” summaries – bringing you today to the Speyside Cooperage (Craigellachie – Moray) where we had the immense honour to witness a very rare ceremony : the blackening of two new coopers who completed their four years of apprenticeship and were then covered with flour, treacle, feathers and other dirty stuff by their colleagues.  Ending up in the …

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In pictures: Grant’s Blending Lab during Spirit of Speyside

2016-06-02

I know it’s a bit late (but hey, it’s never too late when we’re talking whisky right?) but here’s a pic-summary of the Grant’s blending lab session I enjoyed during this year Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival – hosted by Grant’s global brand ambassador at the Glenfiddich Distillery: a wonderful setting, some wonderful people and… A not-that-wonderful blend created (my bad, still don’t master the …

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5 Reasons Why You Should Attend Spirit of Speyside Next Year

2016-05-12

1 –> Indulge in some great drams: Of course, that comes with no surprise, the number one reason why you ABSOLUTELY need to attend next year’ edition of Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival is the liquid offer – and I’m not talking about the Scottish rain here… Speyside is home to more than half of all Scottish distilleries: from recent ones like Ballindaloch to old gems …

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Spirit of Speyside: 5 senses – 5 Highlights

2016-05-09

As you may have noticed reading my social media updates lately, I had the chance to attend the 2016 edition of the famous Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival, which was a very first time for me ! And this year’ SOSWF surely didn’t disappoint… AT ALL ! I first wanted to provide you with a proper « day by day » diary of my festival experience but I finally …

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