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April 11, 2014
[The Surgeon's Hall is again the venue for the Whisky Stramash.][1]
The Surgeon’s Hall is again the venue for the Edinburgh Whisky Stramash.

Like whisky? Yes?

Then you will probably already know that Homecoming Scotland’s Whisky Month gets underway in May.

There are loads of events taking place across Scotland including Glasgow’s Whisky Festival at The Arches on World Whisky Day on Saturday 17th March.

The 5pm Dining blog will cover lots of the events in due course.

Edinburgh-based whisky lovers and, of course, intrepid travellers may wish to keep their powder dry for The Edinburgh Whisky Stramash which is returning to the Surgeon’s Hall in Scotland’s capital on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th May.

Now in its third year, the organisers make a habit of keeping schtumm about many of its more quirky features. This year is no exception.

High jinx

What they will say is that ‘Whisky Stramash will bring whisky-inspired fun and frivolity to Edinburgh, with high-jinx characters and thought-provoking activities.  It showcases new ways to enjoy whisky with madcap molecular mixology stations as well as bringing famous whisky brands to life with immersive and interactive experiences.’

[Deomstrations of the cooper's art have been part of former Stramashes.][2]
Deomstrations of the cooper’s art have been part of former Stramashes.

40% of last year’s attendees were female

The event certainly fulfils its remit to move the perception of whisky away from the stereotype that it is an old man’s drink. In 2013 the event attracted 2,400 attendees over two days. Forty per cent of them were women and the average age of blokes at the bash was 36 while the women averaged out at 34 years of age.

Big name brands

Big name brands including The Dalmore, Isle of Jura, Dewars  and Glenfiddich, as well as small independents within the industry, are already signed up to showcase their whiskies.

Not your average whisky event, the Whisky Stramash has attracted over 4,000 whisky lovers from across the globe since its launch in 2012.

Tickets are on sale now from Ticketsoup. Ticket prices are £26 per person.  Event session times: noon, 5pm.
Event Tel: 0844 481 8898