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Scotland's Whiskey Festivals

Single Malt Whisky is Scotland’s most famous product, with a huge selection of distilleries, each producing whiskies with their own subtle flavours and character. From the peated malts of the Western Island of Islay to the famous and densely packed distilleries of Speyside, you can enjoy the flavours of Scotland on Classic Scotland’s wide range of Whiskey Tours.


Classic Scotland offers seven whiskey tours on their website, including tours of Speyside, Islay, Scottish Castles and Whisky and our VIP whiskey Tour, where you can experience private nosings in the distilleries of your choice, fine dining and luxurious castle hotels.

Your Private Whiskey Tour organised by Classic Scotland Tours can include the distilleries of your choice and can be combined with one of the Whiskey Festivals which celebrate everything to do with malt whiskey. These festivals offer auctions of rare whiskies, dinners with menus created with whiskey in mind and a wide range of activities, tours, talks and entertainment.

The most important whiskey festivals are:

The Spirit of Speyside: 3rd-7th May
With unique tours and tastings, many at distilleries not normally open to visitors, opportunities to meet the experts, matching food and whiskey events, a local food fair, master-classes and lectures.

Islay Malt and Music Festival: 25th May – 3rd June
Concerts, ceilidhs, distillery open days, guided walks and sporting events - there is something for everyone.

Glasgow Malt Whisky Festival: November each year

Speyside Autumn Whisky Festival: Held at the end of September each year
Themed on Whisky, food, music and the heritage and culture of Speyside, the  Autumn Whisky festival  offers an array of quality events.

Classic Scotland can create a whiskey tour to meet your requirements, visiting castles, historical sites and distilleries of your choice. Please contact us for ore details of our tours or the festivals.


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