One of the world’s most popular whisky festivals which draws thousands of drinks fans to Speyside every year has announced it will return in 2021.
The Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival, which takes place over six days, offers hundreds of events including tastings, tours and masterclasses.
Bosses were forced to cancel this year’s event due to the covid outbreak.
Now organisers have announced they will be bringing the popular festival back for its 21st year in 2021.
The popular festival will return to Speyside, the global epicentre of distilling, from 28th April to 3rd May 2021, with tickets for the events will go on sale online on Monday 1 March 2021.
Organisers say they will adapt to any Covid-19 measures in place at the time.
From exclusive behind the scenes distillery tours to the chance to meet the people who put their hearts and souls into the region’s most famous export, the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival is considered to be one of the world’s most unique drinks events.
Festival Chairman James Campbell stated that the organisers were very excited to be “back in business for 2021”, he said: “The positive news about the coronavirus vaccines has given everyone a boost and it’s great to see some light starting to emerge from what has been a long and very dark tunnel for everyone.
“Our Distillers, who have done a great job to keep on working through the pandemic, supporting local communities with much sought after hand sanitiser and in so many other ways are now working on plans for their events along with our other event providers.
“Even if social distancing is still in place in late April I am confident they will come up with solutions to provide numerous brilliant events and we look forward to giving a very warm Speyside welcome to all of our new and returning UK and international guests in 2021.”
The full programme of events will be listed on www.spiritofspeyside.com and will be available for preview on Wednesday 24 February 2021.