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Whisky caching returns to Spirit of Speyside

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Visitors to this year’s Spirit of Speyside festival will again be invited to embark on a treasure hunt for hidden caches of whisky, organised by blender Angels’ Nectar.

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Treasure hunt: When geocachers find the prize, they are encouraged to leave a miniature in its place

Attendees will be able to join in free of charge, using a series of clues to hunt down the 200ml bottles of Angels’ Nectar blended malt Scotch whisky.

The event, now in its second year, is based on the worldwide treasure-hunting pastime of geocaching, in which people hide ‘caches’ outdoors and post the coordinates online for others to track down.

‘We hope Angels’ Nectar whisky caching will encourage festival-goers to explore Speyside’s beautiful landscape,’ said Angels’ Nectar founder Robert Ransom.

Often, geocaching participants use GPS to determine the cache’s location, recording their findings in a logbook and leaving a trinket for the next geocacher to find.

Although there is no charge for the Angels’ Nectar event and GPS technology is not needed, participants are encouraged to leave a miniature in place of the cache they find for the next treasure-hunter to discover.

Whisky caching is one of more than 500 events taking place during Spirit of Speyside, which is scheduled for 3-7 May. Tickets can be reserved on the Spirit of Speyside website.

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