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  • Tales on Tour Edinburgh 2017 Tales on Tour Edinburgh 2017 Tales on Tour Edinburgh 2017 Festivals and events 10 April 2017

    Tales on Tour Edinburgh 2017

    The annual New Orleans cocktail festival brought a taste of the Deep South to Scotland’s capital.

  • Inverness to Wick and Thurso Inverness to Wick and Thurso Inverness to Wick and Thurso Whisky Travel 30 March 2017

    Inverness to Wick and Thurso

    On the road less travelled, embracing a rich culture, history and sense of renewal.

  • Scotch battles on in Ukraine Scotch battles on in Ukraine Scotch battles on in Ukraine From Our Correspondent 29 March 2017

    Scotch battles on in Ukraine

    As recent problems take their toll, there’s still great interest in Scotch blends and malts.

  • The Whisky Show: Old & Rare 2017 The Whisky Show: Old & Rare 2017 The Whisky Show: Old & Rare 2017 Festivals and events 21 February 2017

    The Whisky Show: Old & Rare 2017

    The debut show in Glasgow was overflowing with some truly once-in-a-lifetime drams.

  • Edinburgh’s whisky heritage Edinburgh’s whisky heritage Edinburgh’s whisky heritage Whisky Travel 16 February 2017

    Edinburgh’s whisky heritage

    A walking tour through the historic, whisky-laden streets of the Scottish capital.

  • World Whisky Forum 2017 World Whisky Forum 2017 World Whisky Forum 2017 Festivals and events 15 February 2017

    World Whisky Forum 2017

    The inaugural event highlighted a consensus for global co-operation to enhance whisky’s future.

  • The National Whisky Festival 2017 The National Whisky Festival 2017 The National Whisky Festival 2017 Festivals and events 31 January 2017

    The National Whisky Festival 2017

    Merging one of Europe’s most popular music festivals with a worldwide selection of drams.

  • Do supermarkets threaten Dutch whisky shops? Do supermarkets threaten Dutch whisky shops? Do supermarkets threaten Dutch whisky shops? From Our Correspondent 17 January 2017

    Do supermarkets threaten Dutch whisky shops?

    Could the introduction of whisky to Dutch supermarkets damage independent spirits retailers?

  • The Telegraph Whisky Experience 2016 The Telegraph Whisky Experience 2016 The Telegraph Whisky Experience 2016 Festivals and events 08 December 2016

    The Telegraph Whisky Experience 2016

    Scotch led the way at the opulent 2016 event, designed for an older whisky drinking generation.

  • A whisky odyssey to Orkney A whisky odyssey to Orkney A whisky odyssey to Orkney Whisky Travel 01 December 2016

    A whisky odyssey to Orkney

    The thrill of opening rare bottles is even greater in the right company – and the right location.

  • Whiskybase Gathering 2016 Whiskybase Gathering 2016 Whiskybase Gathering 2016 Festivals and events 29 November 2016

    Whiskybase Gathering 2016

    The Dutch show drew crowds of more than 800 whisky enthusiasts during its debut in Rotterdam.

  • Dornoch Whisky Festival 2016 Dornoch Whisky Festival 2016 Dornoch Whisky Festival 2016 Festivals and events 02 November 2016

    Dornoch Whisky Festival 2016

    Filled with film screenings, rare distillery tours, live music and a profusion of ‘special’ drams.

  • Bar Convent Berlin 2016 Bar Convent Berlin 2016 Bar Convent Berlin 2016 Festivals and events 13 October 2016

    Bar Convent Berlin 2016

    A must-attend show for the bar industry – but is Scotch doing enough to cash in on its success?

  • Orkney: the Nordic connection Orkney: the Nordic connection Orkney: the Nordic connection Whisky Travel 11 October 2016

    Orkney: the Nordic connection

    Hold on to your hat as Tom Bruce-Gardyne takes a windy, whistle-stop tour through the islands.

  • The Whisky Show 2016 The Whisky Show 2016 The Whisky Show 2016 Festivals and events 05 October 2016

    The Whisky Show 2016

    Tasting everything from rare old malts to fresh-faced new spirit from the broader whisky world.

  • Whisky Live Paris 2016 Whisky Live Paris 2016 Whisky Live Paris 2016 Festivals and events 29 September 2016

    Whisky Live Paris 2016

    Rare bottlings, new releases, cocktails and masterclasses in this not-to-be-missed annual show.

  • Is France falling out of love with Scotch? Is France falling out of love with Scotch? Is France falling out of love with Scotch? From Our Correspondent 21 September 2016

    Is France falling out of love with Scotch?

    After many decades of apparent married bliss, are the cracks finally beginning to show?

  • Spirit of Speyside: Distilled 2016 Spirit of Speyside: Distilled 2016 Spirit of Speyside: Distilled 2016 Festivals and events 13 September 2016

    Spirit of Speyside: Distilled 2016

    The inaugural spin-off festival held in Elgin captured the essence of Speyside perfectly.

  • India: Scotch whisky’s wild, wild east India: Scotch whisky’s wild, wild east India: Scotch whisky’s wild, wild east From Our Correspondent 05 September 2016

    India: Scotch whisky’s wild, wild east

    Scotch whisky faces a host of challenges in India, but there are signs that habits are changing.

  • Dufftown Dufftown Dufftown Whisky Travel 01 September 2016

    Dufftown

    Steeped in history, the Scottish town refers to itself as the ‘malt whisky capital of the world’.

  • Festiwal Whisky 2016 Festiwal Whisky 2016 Festiwal Whisky 2016 Festivals and events 31 August 2016

    Festiwal Whisky 2016

    The Polish festival upped the ante for its third year with cigars, igloo bars and a rock concert.

  • America’s single malt rivals to Scotch America’s single malt rivals to Scotch America’s single malt rivals to Scotch From Our Correspondent 22 August 2016

    America’s single malt rivals to Scotch

    The craft boom poses a small but growing threat to the huge Stateside success of single malt Scotch.

  • Edinburgh Whisky Fringe 2016 Edinburgh Whisky Fringe 2016 Edinburgh Whisky Fringe 2016 Festivals and events 17 August 2016

    Edinburgh Whisky Fringe 2016

    With more than 250 whiskies on offer, Edinburgh Whisky Fringe was a sell-out success.

  • Tales of the Cocktail 2016 Tales of the Cocktail 2016 Tales of the Cocktail 2016 Festivals and events 27 July 2016

    Tales of the Cocktail 2016

    Scotch whisky is as significant as any other spirit at this annual New Orleans cocktail festival.

  • A little whisky blasphemy A little whisky blasphemy A little whisky blasphemy From Our Correspondent 06 July 2016

    A little whisky blasphemy

    A whisky club with a difference: Whisky Blasphemy is not afraid of straying from the status quo.

  • Dramboree 2016 Dramboree 2016 Dramboree 2016 Festivals and events 05 July 2016

    Dramboree 2016

    Scotch whisky fans enjoyed drams, a distillery tour and a dip in a loch at this year’s event.

  • Can indie whisky bottlers thrive in Canada? Can indie whisky bottlers thrive in Canada? Can indie whisky bottlers thrive in Canada? From Our Correspondent 13 June 2016

    Can indie whisky bottlers thrive in Canada?

    The trials and tribulations of navigating Canada’s complex and highly regulated whisky market.

  • Fèis Ìle 2016: Off-piste Fèis Ìle 2016: Off-piste Fèis Ìle 2016: Off-piste Festivals and events 31 May 2016

    Fèis Ìle 2016: Off-piste

    Away from the distillery days, Fèis offers an array of tastings, masterclasses and charity events.

  • Fèis Ìle Day 8: Ardbeg Fèis Ìle Day 8: Ardbeg Fèis Ìle Day 8: Ardbeg Festivals and events 29 May 2016

    Fèis Ìle Day 8: Ardbeg

    Ardbeg Day became Ardbeg Night with tales of smugglers and a Fèis bottling called Dark Cove.

  • Fèis Ìle Day 7: Bunnahabhain Fèis Ìle Day 7: Bunnahabhain Fèis Ìle Day 7: Bunnahabhain Festivals and events 28 May 2016

    Fèis Ìle Day 7: Bunnahabhain

    This most beautiful and secluded of distillery locations was rewarded with sunshine and smiles.

  • Fèis Ìle Day 6: Kilchoman and Jura Fèis Ìle Day 6: Kilchoman and Jura Fèis Ìle Day 6: Kilchoman and Jura Festivals and events 27 May 2016

    Fèis Ìle Day 6: Kilchoman and Jura

    Islay’s newest distillery showcased its maturing quality, sharing the day with neighbouring Jura.

  • Fèis Ìle Day 5: Bowmore Fèis Ìle Day 5: Bowmore Fèis Ìle Day 5: Bowmore Festivals and events 26 May 2016

    Fèis Ìle Day 5: Bowmore

    Not one but three Fèis bottlings from Bowmore, including a fervour-inducing Vintage Edition.

  • Fèis Ìle Day 4: Laphroaig Fèis Ìle Day 4: Laphroaig Fèis Ìle Day 4: Laphroaig Festivals and events 25 May 2016

    Fèis Ìle Day 4: Laphroaig

    Dave Broom joins the laid-back Laphroaig lovers – and some distillery legends – on a sun-filled day.

  • Fèis Ìle Day 3: Caol Ila Fèis Ìle Day 3: Caol Ila Fèis Ìle Day 3: Caol Ila Festivals and events 24 May 2016

    Fèis Ìle Day 3: Caol Ila

    Music, malt and seafood rule as the festival spotlight turns on the secluded charms of Caol Ila.

  • Fèis Ìle Day 2: Bruichladdich Fèis Ìle Day 2: Bruichladdich Fèis Ìle Day 2: Bruichladdich Festivals and events 23 May 2016

    Fèis Ìle Day 2: Bruichladdich

    The party lasts all day at Bruichladdich – but serious tasting underpins the carnival atmosphere.

  • Fèis Ìle Day 1: Lagavulin Fèis Ìle Day 1: Lagavulin Fèis Ìle Day 1: Lagavulin Festivals and events 22 May 2016

    Fèis Ìle Day 1: Lagavulin

    Huge crowds, huge enthusiasm as the 2016 Islay Festival begins with a very special birthday party.

  • Spirit of Speyside 2016: Final Days Spirit of Speyside 2016: Final Days Spirit of Speyside 2016: Final Days Festivals and events 03 May 2016

    Spirit of Speyside 2016: Final Days

    Whisky and chocolate; whisky and music; whisky and dancing. The SoSWF concluded at a frenetic pace.

  • Spirit of Speyside 2016: Day Three Spirit of Speyside 2016: Day Three Spirit of Speyside 2016: Day Three Festivals and events 03 May 2016

    Spirit of Speyside 2016: Day Three

    An energetic Argocat ride, a working sma’ still and a wry double act proved to be the highlights.

  • Spirit of Speyside 2016: Day Four Spirit of Speyside 2016: Day Four Spirit of Speyside 2016: Day Four Festivals and events 03 May 2016

    Spirit of Speyside 2016: Day Four

    Tasting note challenge, whisky ice-cream and Ann Miller’s tales of university with Charlie Maclean.

  • Spirit of Speyside 2016: Day Two Spirit of Speyside 2016: Day Two Spirit of Speyside 2016: Day Two Festivals and events 30 April 2016

    Spirit of Speyside 2016: Day Two

    Expect the unexpected on SoSWF’s second day, from blends to blackenings and desert island drams.

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