Before you come to #Distilled17, The Spirit of Speyside team have some tips on how to make the most of your time at Spirit of Speyside: Distilled.

Your Tasting Glass

Once you arrive at Spirit of Speyside: Distilled you will be handed your Glencairn crystal nosing and tasting glass. This glass is perfect for whisky tasting, especially when learning how to swirl your whisky. Not only will you look like a pro but you can then sniff and swirl without getting whisky all over your friends too!

This shape is the choice of glass for many master distillers and true connoisseurs of whisky. Once you have your whisky of choice, a top tip is to close your eyes while you nose your whisky as this helps heighten your senses, allowing you to appreciate all the whisky aromas. Once you’re ready to taste your sample, dilute the whisky with a drop of water to help bring out the flavours!

The Glencairn crystal nosing and tasting glass has been recognised as the ‘definitive glass for whisky’ and was awarded The Queens Award for Innovation in 2006- you get one to take home with you as part of your #distilled17 ticket!

Your Spirit of Speyside: Distilled Lanyard

You’ll also receive your lanyard once you arrive at the event, a key piece of kit for festival visitors! A top tip is to carry your glass attached to your lanyard, giving you the opportunity to walk around the event with your hands-free.

If you’re having a spot of bother assembling your lanyard, then just ask a member of staff, and we’ll be more than happy to help you out! Take a touch of Spirit of Speyside wherever you go now with your very own #distilled17 lanyard.

Take a Masterclass

Spirit of Speyside: Distilled allows you to meet and learn from the masters while tasting some of the finest whiskies, beer or gin available. Masterclasses are a fantastic opportunity to experience the wonderful world of whisky, beer or gin in both a fun and educational way!

Masterclasses range from the chance to sample rare and cask strength drams to beer tasting, cocktail making and food pairing.  A top tip would be to try something different, book into a masterclass to see if you like it! You won’t know until you try…

Remember to Take Cash

This year’s event has been extended to cover two floors filled with exhibitors with even more opportunities to sample food and drink and meet the producers passionate about Speyside and its produce. A top tip would be to take cash to the event to purchase tokens for extra tastings as only some exhibitors will be selling their bottles where you can pay by card.

You don’t want to miss out on buying more tokens to try some delicious Speyside produce and miss out on taking your favourite’s home!

Buy your tickets here-