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National Whisky Festival to make Inverness debut at Eden Court in July


By Federica Stefani


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National Whisky Festival in Glasgow. Picture by: Finlay Macintosh.
National Whisky Festival in Glasgow. Picture by: Finlay Macintosh.

A MAJOR whisky event will be coming to Inverness for the first time next month.

The National Whisky Festival (NWF) of Scotland, which has seen an array of successful events Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow, will make its first appearance in the Scottish Highlands with an event at Eden Court on Saturday 2 July.

The whisky tasting and Scottish cultural festival will be showcasing dozens of exhibitors spanning the length and breadth of the industry spectrum, with hundreds of whiskies (and guest spirits) to try across each festival session.

NWF Festival co-ordinator Gareth Croll said: "Geographically, Inverness is ideally situated for the National Whisky Festival of Scotland, sitting right between the exceptional Speyside and Highland Whisky regions. Rich with cultural history, the city and surrounding area is completely awash with incredible food, drinks, music and people and after such a difficult couple of years we wanted to go all out on something big in this part of the country. We welcome everyone to come together and join us in experiencing the length and breadth of the booming whisky industry - smack bang in the middle of the Scottish Highlands in summertime. We absolutely cannot wait!"

Live music will accompany the drams on the day. Picture by: Finlay Macintosh.
Live music will accompany the drams on the day. Picture by: Finlay Macintosh.

Festival exhibitors will be on hand to inform, impress and ultimately guide beginners and hardcore enthusiasts alike as they embark on their whisky tasting journey across their chosen session.

An on-site whisky shop led by festival partners WoodWinters Inverness will offer a premium selection of bottles to take home.

The first Inverness edition of the festival follows successful events in Glasgow, Aberdeen and Edinburgh. Picture by: Finlay Macintosh.
The first Inverness edition of the festival follows successful events in Glasgow, Aberdeen and Edinburgh. Picture by: Finlay Macintosh.

Beyond the drams on offer the festival, which has a deep connection with Celtic Connections, will feature a specially curated bill of live music from celebrated Scottish musicians in its Inverness edition.

On the day there will also be cocktails by renowned mixologists, food vendors and exciting fringe events and masterclasses taking place across the city, including partner venue The Malt Room.

For more information and to buy tickets for the event, you can visit the NWF's website or their social channels.


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