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Top Gin and Whisky Names Join Stirling SpiritFEST Line-Up

 

Stirling, Scotland

23th July 2022

Top Gin and Whisky Names Join Stirling SpiritFEST Line-Up

Latest brands confirm attendance at the Autumn event

 

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS), Harris Gin, Arran Whisky and Douglas Laing are the latest names to join the line-up at this year’s Stirling SpiritFEST.

The SMWS will host the opening night whisky tasting at Stirling Distillery – located just below Stirling Castle – on Friday 28th October as well as attending the Whisky Festival on the 29th October. Douglas Laing, “a proudly independent, family owned Scotch Whisky business in its third generation” will host one of the whisky masterclasses during the festival. Coming all the way from the outer Hebrides, Isle of Harris Distillery will be at the Gin Festival on Saturday 5th November with their sugar kelp infused Harris gin.

Joining the line-up are many other fantastic spirit producers including:

Indi Brands JG Thompson
Ardnamurichan Downpour
Fassfern Ginti
Clydeside Deanston
Kinrara Lin Gin
Lussa Ogilvy
Pentlands Hill Cockrail
Purist JG Thompson
Pixel Kilchoman
Lady of The Glen Wolfburn
Tomintoul Valentia
Wild Thyme Spirits Glencadam

 

Stirling SpiritFEST is the annual celebration of Scottish spirits and beyond, running from the 28th October through to the 6th November and will include both gin and whisky festivals on back to back weekends. The festival will offer more opportunities for spirit workshops and masterclasses and will include a range of drinks-based events at venues across Stirling mid-week including a rum masterclass from Matugga Rum Distillery.

 

The Stirling Whisky festival was launched in 2012 and now in its 11th year, will be bigger than ever with some of the most prestigious names in the Scottish Whisky industry attending. Each distilleries from across Scotland and beyond share their latest and greatest spirits, offering masterclasses that delve into the making, cask aging and bottling of mouth-watering whisky. In 2014 the Stirling Gin Festival was launched – one of the first gin festivals in the UK – where we celebrate the best in Scottish craft gins and the unique stories that accompany them. The popular cocktail masterclasses will run through the day, giving any wannabe mixologists the opportunity to get their shakers out and mix things up on their day out.

 

There will be a competition for the best dressed stall at both gin and whisky festivals so keep your eyes peeled and vote for your favourite. Lindores Abbey distillery won best stall at the 2021 Stirling Whisky Festival with a beautiful rustic display of their whisky and botanicals.

 

Finlay Geekie, owner of Wild Thyme Spirits who brought Colonsay gin to last year’s gin festival said:

“We had an absolute blast at the event – great venue – well attended – the gin drinkers of Stirling were very generous in their praise for our products and purchased accordingly! We sold out of three of the gins we brought along despite thinking we’d over stocked! We would highly recommend this event to both gin consumers and gin producers alike!”.

 

Both events are being held at the beautiful Golden Lion hotel in Stirling City Centre with the rum masterclass and gin tasting and ghost walk held at Stirling Distillery. The Gin and Whisky festivals bring in around £400,000 to Stirling annually with this year expected to be even more as the SpiritFEST spans 10 days with events across that time.  If you would like to be an exhibitor at these sell out events in 2022 visit: https://stirlingspiritfest.com/exhibitor-form/ If you’re a local business and would like to be included in the festival brochure, please email info@stirlingspiritfest.com. Full details of the event can be found at www.stirlingspiritfest.com.

Sláinte!

 

About Stirling Spirit Co

Stirling Spirit Co. was established in 2012 with the launch of the first Stirling Whisky Festival followed by the Stirling Gin Festival in 2014. It is a successful Scottish event management company founded by Cameron and June McCann who own Stirling Distillery. Their sell out events are attended by guests from all over the globe. The company evolved in 2022 into Stirling SpiritFEST, a 10 day long festival of Spirits in Stirlingshire.

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