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  • Whiskyfair Takao 2017, Taiwan Whiskyfair Takao 2017, Taiwan Whiskyfair Takao 2017, Taiwan Festivals and events 07 December 2017

    Whiskyfair Takao 2017, Taiwan

    The inaugural event in Kaohsiung attempts to bring the spirit of Limburg to the Far East.

  • Whiskybase Gathering 2017 Whiskybase Gathering 2017 Whiskybase Gathering 2017 Festivals and events 30 November 2017

    Whiskybase Gathering 2017

    Now in its second year, the Rotterdam event is already developing its own distinctive feel.

  • Milan Whisky Festival 2017 Milan Whisky Festival 2017 Milan Whisky Festival 2017 Festivals and events 16 November 2017

    Milan Whisky Festival 2017

    Now in its 12th year, the event offers a great chance to assess the state of Scotch in Italy.

  • Glasgow’s Whisky Festival 2017 Glasgow’s Whisky Festival 2017 Glasgow’s Whisky Festival 2017 Festivals and events 15 November 2017

    Glasgow’s Whisky Festival 2017

    The event drew thousands of visitors to sample hundreds of drams at the home of Scottish football.

  • Spirits in the Sky 2017 Spirits in the Sky 2017 Spirits in the Sky 2017 Festivals and events 07 November 2017

    Spirits in the Sky 2017

    The annual Belgian drinks festival embodies the spirit of camaraderie like no other.

  • The Whisky Show 2017 The Whisky Show 2017 The Whisky Show 2017 Festivals and events 04 October 2017

    The Whisky Show 2017

    Now London’s largest whisky show, the event aimed to please beginners and enthusiasts alike.

  • Whisky Live Paris 2017 Whisky Live Paris 2017 Whisky Live Paris 2017 Festivals and events 27 September 2017

    Whisky Live Paris 2017

    This year’s event saw bigger crowds and a snapshot of France’s changing love affair with Scotch.

  • Whisky at The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Whisky at The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Whisky at The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Festivals and events 24 August 2017

    Whisky at The Edinburgh Festival Fringe

    Amid the cabaret and comedy, there’s still room for Scotch at the world-famous arts festival.

  • Tales of the Cocktail 2017 Tales of the Cocktail 2017 Tales of the Cocktail 2017 Festivals and events 25 July 2017

    Tales of the Cocktail 2017

    From hedonism to geekiness, with Scotch whisky playing an ever more significant part.

  • Worldwide Distilled Spirits Conference 2017 Worldwide Distilled Spirits Conference 2017 Worldwide Distilled Spirits Conference 2017 Festivals and events 13 June 2017

    Worldwide Distilled Spirits Conference 2017

    The triennial event provided a snapshot of the latest scientific Scotch whisky developments.

  • Fèis Ìle 2017 Day 8: Ardbeg Fèis Ìle 2017 Day 8: Ardbeg Fèis Ìle 2017 Day 8: Ardbeg Festivals and events 04 June 2017

    Fèis Ìle 2017 Day 8: Ardbeg

    A maritime twist to this year’s Ardbeg Day as another Islay Festival draws to a close.

  • Fèis Ìle 2017 Day 7: Bunnahabhain Fèis Ìle 2017 Day 7: Bunnahabhain Fèis Ìle 2017 Day 7: Bunnahabhain Festivals and events 03 June 2017

    Fèis Ìle 2017 Day 7: Bunnahabhain

    Focus turns to maturation and cask finishes as festival-goers head to picturesque Bunnahabhain.

  • Fèis Ìle 2017 Day 6: Jura & Kilchoman Fèis Ìle 2017 Day 6: Jura & Kilchoman Fèis Ìle 2017 Day 6: Jura & Kilchoman Festivals and events 02 June 2017

    Fèis Ìle 2017 Day 6: Jura & Kilchoman

    Unexpected pleasures – and predictable rain – at the Islay Festival’s annual double-header.

  • Fèis Ìle 2017 Day 5: Bowmore Fèis Ìle 2017 Day 5: Bowmore Fèis Ìle 2017 Day 5: Bowmore Festivals and events 01 June 2017

    Fèis Ìle 2017 Day 5: Bowmore

    Musical narratives, historical walks and a heavy layer of sunblock were on the agenda at Bowmore.

  • Fèis Ìle 2017 Day 4: Laphroaig Fèis Ìle 2017 Day 4: Laphroaig Fèis Ìle 2017 Day 4: Laphroaig Festivals and events 31 May 2017

    Fèis Ìle 2017 Day 4: Laphroaig

    Whisky tasting bingo, future planning and a sense of calm as the festival hits Laphroaig.

  • Fèis Ìle 2017 Day 3: Caol Ila Fèis Ìle 2017 Day 3: Caol Ila Fèis Ìle 2017 Day 3: Caol Ila Festivals and events 30 May 2017

    Fèis Ìle 2017 Day 3: Caol Ila

    Time to implement Plan B at secluded Caol Ila as the rains sweep in across Islay.

  • Fèis Ìle 2017 Day 2: Bruichladdich Fèis Ìle 2017 Day 2: Bruichladdich Fèis Ìle 2017 Day 2: Bruichladdich Festivals and events 29 May 2017

    Fèis Ìle 2017 Day 2: Bruichladdich

    With party vibes aplenty, Bruichladdich offered oysters and no fewer than seven drams for revellers.

  • Fèis Ìle 2017 Day 1: Lagavulin Fèis Ìle 2017 Day 1: Lagavulin Fèis Ìle 2017 Day 1: Lagavulin Festivals and events 28 May 2017

    Fèis Ìle 2017 Day 1: Lagavulin

    This year’s festival opened with a hectic schedule of masterclasses, music and tastings.

  • World Whisky Day 2017 events World Whisky Day 2017 events World Whisky Day 2017 events Festivals and events 19 May 2017

    World Whisky Day 2017 events

    There are more than 300 official events taking place globally tomorrow – will you be taking part?

  • Spirit of Toronto 2017 Spirit of Toronto 2017 Spirit of Toronto 2017 Festivals and events 10 May 2017

    Spirit of Toronto 2017

    A once-in-a-lifetime tasting of rare whiskies was the highlight of this year’s event.

  • Spirit of Speyside 2017: a reflection Spirit of Speyside 2017: a reflection Spirit of Speyside 2017: a reflection Festivals and events 03 May 2017

    Spirit of Speyside 2017: a reflection

    Dave Broom looks back on this year’s festival, at the friendship, whisky and lessons learnt.

  • Spirit of Speyside 2017: Day Four Spirit of Speyside 2017: Day Four Spirit of Speyside 2017: Day Four Festivals and events 01 May 2017

    Spirit of Speyside 2017: Day Four

    Gin, beer and smugglers’ tours on the penultimate day of Speyside’s annual whisky festival.

  • Spirit of Speyside 2017: Day Three Spirit of Speyside 2017: Day Three Spirit of Speyside 2017: Day Three Festivals and events 30 April 2017

    Spirit of Speyside 2017: Day Three

    It’s not every day that you get to choose a distillery’s next exclusive whisky.

  • Spirit of Speyside 2017: Day Two Spirit of Speyside 2017: Day Two Spirit of Speyside 2017: Day Two Festivals and events 29 April 2017

    Spirit of Speyside 2017: Day Two

    The second day was filled with exclusive distillery tours, a blending class and raucous dancing.

  • Spirit of Speyside 2017: Day One Spirit of Speyside 2017: Day One Spirit of Speyside 2017: Day One Festivals and events 28 April 2017

    Spirit of Speyside 2017: Day One

    The Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival got off to a roaring start, with not a snowflake in sight.

  • The Limburg Whisky Fair 2017 The Limburg Whisky Fair 2017 The Limburg Whisky Fair 2017 Festivals and events 27 April 2017

    The Limburg Whisky Fair 2017

    Beginning with a focus on old and rare bottlings, today the show stands for much more than whisky.

  • An Evening with the Blenders 2017 An Evening with the Blenders 2017 An Evening with the Blenders 2017 Festivals and events 19 April 2017

    An Evening with the Blenders 2017

    Whisky producers from all around the globe demonstrate the importance of a united industry.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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