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Eden Court in Inverness will host first ever event of the National Whisky Festival of Scotland in the Scottish Highlands this summer


By Federica Stefani


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The National Whisky Festival will be travelling north to Inverness this summer. Picture by: Beth Chalmers.
The National Whisky Festival will be travelling north to Inverness this summer. Picture by: Beth Chalmers.

WHISKY drinkers of the Highlands will rejoice as one of the major industry festivals will be travelling to the Highlands for the first time this summer.

The National Whisky Festival of Scotland has announced it will be making its way to Eden Court in Inverness on Saturday, July 2, as part of a series of exciting new plans for the festival in 2022.

This year’s debut Inverness edition will showcase 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.

An exciting new event for whisky lovers in the north.
An exciting new event for whisky lovers in the north.

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!"

Hundreds of whiskies will be available to try on the day.
Hundreds of whiskies will be available to try on the day.

Festival goers can expect cocktails by renowned mixologists, experimental brewery collaborations, food vendors and exclusive, in-depth whisky masterclasses. The weekend will also be packed with fringe events at partner venues throughout the city - with more details to follow shortly.

An on-site whisky shop will be led by WoodWinters Inverness and will offer a premium selection of bottles.

Whisky will not be the only one on stage. Continuing the festival’s deep connection with Scottish music since forming as part of Glasgow’s world-renowned Celtic Connections in 2015, the Inverness edition of the National Whisky Festival will feature a specially curated bill of incredible live music from celebrated Scottish musicians.

Priced at £37.50, tickets will go on sale on Monday, March 26 at 10am, with two sessions – starting at 12pm and 4.15pm respectively – planned for the day.

Full event information, tickets, festival updates and Covid guidelines can be found at nationalwhiskyfestival.scot.


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