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Eight Days, Eight Distilleries, 300 Miles

Having been named one of the Lonely Planet’s “Best In Travel” destinations for 2019, eight of Scotland’s Highland Distilleries have introduced a new Whisky Festival to celebrate the established Highland Whisky Trail.

The Highland Whisky Festival, which will take place in May, is a celebration of the region’s finest distilleries on the North Coast 500 route. With each distillery hosting an open day with exclusive events and tastings, it’s an unmissable experience for even the most seasoned of whisky enthusiasts.

The North-East Coast of Scotland features impressive scenery, fine accommodation and exceptional dining experiences. The Highland Whisky Festival will be held May 10-17 with eight distilleries coming together for the first time ever for a series of exclusive tastings, tours and events.

Balblair, Clynelish, Glenmorangie, Old Pulteney, The Dalmore, The Singleton of Glen Ord, Tomatin and Wolfburn will each host visitors to showcase the centuries of tradition, process and craft of their home. Festival co-ordinator Katie Waugh says that the union between eight world-class distilleries, each with their own story to tell, would surely make a fantastic addition to the Scottish Whisky Festival scene.

“Building on the successes of both the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival and Islay Whisky Festival and with the continuing increase in Whisky tourism, especially along the North Coast 500, we identified an opportunity for the Highland Distilleries to have a festival of their own,” said Waugh. “Between the eight distilleries we have over 1,000 years of craftsmanship and experience in producing whisky. What differentiates Highland Distilleries is that they are spread far and wide along the North Coast 500. The effort of travelling is rewarded not only by world class whiskies, but stunning landscapes and the warm welcoming Highland hospitality.”


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