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  • 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 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 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 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.

  • Spirit of Speyside 2016: Day One Spirit of Speyside 2016: Day One Spirit of Speyside 2016: Day One Festivals and events 29 April 2016

    Spirit of Speyside 2016: Day One

    Mixing traditional and modern on festival day one – from hi-tech hotels to the joys of the ceilidh.

  • Oban and Mull Oban and Mull Oban and Mull Whisky Travel 28 April 2016

    Oban and Mull

    Rachel McCormack goes island hopping to discover whisky and culture outside Islay.

  • Whisky Festival Noord-Nederland 2016 Whisky Festival Noord-Nederland 2016 Whisky Festival Noord-Nederland 2016 Festivals and events 07 April 2016

    Whisky Festival Noord-Nederland 2016

    Whisky, food and an indefatigable volunteer force make a former church in Groningen the place to be.

  • Whisky Live London 2016 Whisky Live London 2016 Whisky Live London 2016 Festivals and events 22 March 2016

    Whisky Live London 2016

    Whisky Live London was a show to discover new drams, as well as a time of self(ie) reflection.

  • New laws threaten Scotch whisky in Russia New laws threaten Scotch whisky in Russia New laws threaten Scotch whisky in Russia From Our Correspondent 21 March 2016

    New laws threaten Scotch whisky in Russia

    Less whisky. More expensive whisky. In Russia, even the presence of a piper is under threat.

  • Melbourne Melbourne Melbourne Whisky Travel 08 March 2016

    Melbourne

    An exhaustive guide of what to do, and where and when to do it, in one of the world’s great cities.

  • DramFest 2016, Christchurch, New Zealand DramFest 2016, Christchurch, New Zealand DramFest 2016, Christchurch, New Zealand Festivals and events 03 March 2016

    DramFest 2016, Christchurch, New Zealand

    To the Land of the Long White Cloud and an impressively organised event full of memorable drams.

  • Victoria Whisky Festival 2016 Victoria Whisky Festival 2016 Victoria Whisky Festival 2016 Festivals and events 26 January 2016

    Victoria Whisky Festival 2016

    Heading way out west for the 11th edition of the must-attend event of the Canadian whisky calendar.

  • Cinderella Whisky Fair Cinderella Whisky Fair Cinderella Whisky Fair Festivals and events 20 January 2016

    Cinderella Whisky Fair

    Whisky fans sailed the Baltic Sea last week to discover some exclusive gems onboard the Cinderella.

  • Beirut Beirut Beirut Whisky Travel 18 January 2016

    Beirut

    The charms of an elegant, exotic city where Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cultures overlap.

  • Arran Arran Arran Whisky Travel 15 December 2015

    Arran

    Castles, illicit stills and a formidable reputation for food and drink? It’s got to be Arran.

  • New Orleans New Orleans New Orleans Whisky Travel 09 December 2015

    New Orleans

    Cocktails, jazz and beignets provide a feast for all the senses in Louisiana’s deep south.

  • Whisky Live, The Hague Whisky Live, The Hague Whisky Live, The Hague Festivals and events 19 November 2015

    Whisky Live, The Hague

    Concepts of ‘spirit’ collide as whisky enthusiasts indulge their passion in a 15th-century church.

  • The braes of Glenlivet The braes of Glenlivet The braes of Glenlivet Whisky Travel 11 November 2015

    The braes of Glenlivet

    Walking in the footsteps of Alfred Barnard – and getting to know Speyside’s wilder side.

  • Carcassonne Carcassonne Carcassonne Whisky Travel 28 October 2015

    Carcassonne

    Soaking up a mixture of sun, history and culture in one of southern France’s most beautiful towns.

  • The Whisky Show 2015 The Whisky Show 2015 The Whisky Show 2015 Festivals and events 08 October 2015

    The Whisky Show 2015

    From grizzled industry legends to shiny new liquid, here’s this year’s Whisky Show in microcosm.

  • Whisky Live Tokyo & Osaka Whisky Live Tokyo & Osaka Whisky Live Tokyo & Osaka Festivals and events 30 September 2015

    Whisky Live Tokyo & Osaka

    Dave Broom reports from a Japanese whisky roadshow, where he discovers a new spirit of openness.

  • Whisky Live Paris 2015 Whisky Live Paris 2015 Whisky Live Paris 2015 Festivals and events 29 September 2015

    Whisky Live Paris 2015

    What makes a successful and enduring whisky event? Keep moving, keep changing and never settle.

  • Florence Florence Florence Whisky Travel 22 September 2015

    Florence

    Galleries, museums and great food mark out two days in Tuscany. And the views aren’t bad either.

  • Shetland's whisky saga Shetland's whisky saga Shetland's whisky saga From Our Correspondent 15 September 2015

    Shetland's whisky saga

    The long-running Shetland whisky soap opera takes another turn with the launch of four new releases.

  • Dubai Dubai Dubai Whisky Travel 01 September 2015

    Dubai

    With a striking skyline springing out of the desert, Dubai is now one of the world's great cities.

  • Russians are suspicious of NAS malts Russians are suspicious of NAS malts Russians are suspicious of NAS malts From Our Correspondent 07 August 2015

    Russians are suspicious of NAS malts

    Consumer understanding of NAS single malts in Russia is mixed, our man on the ground discovers.

  • Glasgow Glasgow Glasgow Whisky Travel 01 August 2015

    Glasgow

    Gritty Glasgow is building a growing reputation for the city’s culture, history, food and drink.

  • Biking the Scottish Borders Biking the Scottish Borders Biking the Scottish Borders Whisky Travel 31 July 2015

    Biking the Scottish Borders

    A motorcycle tour of the Borders takes in everything from the Devil’s Porridge to lost distilleries.

  • Tales of the Cocktail: Day 4 Tales of the Cocktail: Day 4 Tales of the Cocktail: Day 4 Festivals and events 19 July 2015

    Tales of the Cocktail: Day 4

    Dwarves, apes, and William of Orange's campervan distillery. It could only be the last day of Tales.

  • Australia's whisky boom Australia's whisky boom Australia's whisky boom From Our Correspondent 17 July 2015

    Australia's whisky boom

    In Australia, Scotch goes with everything: beer, cheese – even hipster facial hair and tattoos.

  • Tales of the Cocktail: Day 3 Tales of the Cocktail: Day 3 Tales of the Cocktail: Day 3 Festivals and events 17 July 2015

    Tales of the Cocktail: Day 3

    Becky Paskin's third day at Tales proves whisky brings people together like nothing else.

  • Tales of the Cocktail: Day 2 Tales of the Cocktail: Day 2 Tales of the Cocktail: Day 2 Festivals and events 16 July 2015

    Tales of the Cocktail: Day 2

    Day two of Tales throws up a heated whiskey debate, and a heavy metal bagpipes surprise.

  • Tales of the Cocktail: Day 1 Tales of the Cocktail: Day 1 Tales of the Cocktail: Day 1 Festivals and events 15 July 2015

    Tales of the Cocktail: Day 1

    Day 1 at the hedonistic drinks fest served breakfast cocktails, peat geekery and a Stormtrooper DJ.

  • Prelude to Tales of the Cocktail 2015 Prelude to Tales of the Cocktail 2015 Prelude to Tales of the Cocktail 2015 Festivals and events 14 July 2015

    Prelude to Tales of the Cocktail 2015

    Phenols, samples and jambalaya – join Dave Broom and Ryan Chetiyawardana in New Orleans.

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