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Top Whisky Festivals to Attend This Winter

Whisky Festivals are the perfect way to meet fellow whisky lovers and to sample whiskies from different areas and regions. Keep warm this winter in Scotland with a dram in hand at one of these fantastic festivals.



What better motivation for running than the promise of a lovely dram at the end? If you love running and love whisky then this is your festival! With a choice of distances and several distilleries on the route, there is something for every ability at the Dramathon. There’s even a relay where you can tackle the distance in teams of four before enjoying the post-race party. The race takes place along the Speyside Way from Glenfarclas Distillery to Glenfiddich Distillery.

Click here for more information on the Dramathon.

Islay Whisky Academy

Not your traditional whisky festival, but this is one event you’ll not want to miss! Learn all the tips and tricks of the trade at Islay Whisky Academy’s residential course. The course includes 5 days of lectures, talks, presentations, accommodation and transport to and from venue distilleries. There’s even a peat cutting experience that you can take part in! On completing the course you’ll be rewarded with a Diploma Certificate.

Don’t worry if you can’t commit to the whole 5-day experience, Islay Whisky Academy also offer a range of online courses and one-day workshops too!

Click here for more information on Islay Whisky Academy.

The Dornoch Whisky Festival

Have a dram and make yourself at home in the Highlands at the Dornoch Whisky Festival! This whisky festival takes you all over local Highland highlights and aims to bring together the finest whiskies through a partnership of local venues, producers and retailers over the space of a weekend.

You’ll have the chance to enjoy a range of events from whisky tasting, live music, markets and ceilidh dancing.

Click here for more information on the Dornoch Whisky Festival.


Glasgow Whisky Festival

For something a little closer to home check out the Glasgow Whisky Festival this November. This festival is perfect if you’re looking for things to do in Glasgow in winter. This festival brings Scotland’s national drink to Hampden Park. The festival offers the opportunity to sample a wide range of exquisite whiskies and showcases distilleries closest to Glasgow - you may even get to see us there!

Click here for more information about the Glasgow Whisky Festival.

Establish Your Own Clydeside Distillery Festival

Inspired by these festivals? Why not create your own event? We offer exclusive use of our distillery for all kinds of events which allows you to experience a unique view overlooking the River Clyde. Enjoy the laid-back atmosphere and versatile spaces we have to offer. The Clydeside Distillery is a suitable venue for almost any event from birthday gatherings, private dining functions or family celebrations - the possibilities are endless!

Contact our team for more information on venue hire at The Clydeside Distillery.

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Whisky Tasting Evenings

Did you know that we host monthly Tasting Evenings every month at the Clydeside Distillery? Each month we have a different whisky host who talks us through their whisky experience and tasting the samples of whisky. Previous whisky hosts have included ambassadors from Distell and Glenfiddich who each showcased exquisite whiskies.

Whisky Tasting

This October we’re privileged to have Glenfarclas hosting our whisky tasting. You’ll get to experience 6 distinctive drams that are sure to entice your tastebuds. Find out more information and get your Glenfarclas Whisky Tasting tickets here.

We hold many events and activities over the winter months so don’t forget to keep your eyes peeled for more of our social events in November, December and early 2020!