Calendar An icon of a desk calendar. Cancel An icon of a circle with a diagonal line across. Caret An icon of a block arrow pointing to the right. Email An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of the Facebook "f" mark. Google An icon of the Google "G" mark. Linked In An icon of the Linked In "in" mark. Logout An icon representing logout. Profile An icon that resembles human head and shoulders. Telephone An icon of a traditional telephone receiver. Tick An icon of a tick mark. Is Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes. Is Not Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes with a diagonal line through it. Pause Icon A two-lined pause icon for stopping interactions. Quote Mark A opening quote mark. Quote Mark A closing quote mark. Arrow An icon of an arrow. Folder An icon of a paper folder. Breaking An icon of an exclamation mark on a circular background. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Caret An icon of a caret arrow. Clock An icon of a clock face. Close An icon of the an X shape. Close Icon An icon used to represent where to interact to collapse or dismiss a component Comment An icon of a speech bubble. Comments An icon of a speech bubble, denoting user comments. Ellipsis An icon of 3 horizontal dots. Envelope An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of a facebook f logo. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Home An icon of a house. Instagram An icon of the Instagram logo. LinkedIn An icon of the LinkedIn logo. Magnifying Glass An icon of a magnifying glass. Search Icon A magnifying glass icon that is used to represent the function of searching. Menu An icon of 3 horizontal lines. Hamburger Menu Icon An icon used to represent a collapsed menu. Next An icon of an arrow pointing to the right. Notice An explanation mark centred inside a circle. Previous An icon of an arrow pointing to the left. Rating An icon of a star. Tag An icon of a tag. Twitter An icon of the Twitter logo. Video Camera An icon of a video camera shape. Speech Bubble Icon A icon displaying a speech bubble WhatsApp An icon of the WhatsApp logo. Information An icon of an information logo. Plus A mathematical 'plus' symbol. Duration An icon indicating Time. Success Tick An icon of a green tick. Success Tick Timeout An icon of a greyed out success tick. Loading Spinner An icon of a loading spinner.

Three Speyside distilleries to open their doors for the very first time for tours

The festival comprises 500 events over five days.
The festival comprises 500 events over five days.

A surge of interest is expected when Speyside distilleries, which have never opened their doors to the public before, welcome their first tours.

Three sites will host guests for the first time as part of the annual Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival this spring.

Tickets for the events at Speyburn, Knockando and Balmenach are expected to sell out within hours when they go on sale next week.

The distilleries are joining dozens of others to share their once closely-guarded secrets about how their whisky is created.

Festival manager Pery Zakeri said: “If you are a real whisky enthusiast, then you will understand and appreciate just how special it is to be able to access these distilleries – it’s why tickets for these events sell out so quickly.

“It’s almost like belonging to a small and exclusive club because so few people can say that they have stepped across the threshold.

“For those who are truly passionate about Speyside whisky, being able to say they have visited somewhere only a handful of other people have been is like wearing a badge of honour.”

The tours are part of a 500-event programme that stretches from Kingussie to Forres and Buckie over five days, beginning on April 27.

Festival chairman James Campbell added: “For years, Speyside has been a bit of a hidden gem, but we now welcome visitors from all over the world – we are standing by to see yet another increase in international guests.”

Tickets for the tours will go on sale at noon on Tuesday, February 7 online at www.spiritofspeyside.com.

Already a subscriber? Sign in

[[title]]

[[text]]