The inaugural Fife Whisky Festival is being held in Cupar on Saturday 10th March.
The event will take place in the Corn Exchange with two sessions over the course of the day. The first starts at noon and the second at 5pm. The first has sold out already.
Although don’t let us stop you from checking for returns.
More than 25 different distillers and bottlers will be sampling their delicious wares at the event.
One of the catalysts for the festival is the recent boom in new distilleries in Fife over the last few years.
Lindores Abbey Distillery, Eden Mill, Inchdairnie and Kingsbarns have all launched, in one form or another, recently.
The Fifers will be joined by companies such as Deanston, Springbank and Glen Moray.
Fife Whisky Festival entertainment
While sampling will be the main focus, it is not the only entertainment on offer.
Fife-based musical duo The Coaltown Daisies, famous for producing `The Whisky Song’ which became the theme for last year’s World Whisky Day, will serenade festival-goers as they enjoy their tasting sessions.
The festival will be opened by the renowned endurance cyclist Mark Beaumont.
Justine Hazlehurst, founder of Kask Whisky, and Karen Somerville, founder of Angels’ Share Glass, are the organisers of the Fife Whisky Festival. They commented:
‘After years of attending whisky festivals around the world, we are delighted to have the chance to bring an exciting new event to Scotland. Our plans have proved popular with whisky lovers across the country and further afield who’ve been snapping up tickets. And today we’re honoured to announce that Mark Beaumont has taken up our invitation to open the first Fife Whisky Festival and enjoy a few drams.’
The £30 ticket price includes access to all tasting samples at exhibitors’ stands, a tasting glass, bottled water, and a £5 voucher redeemable against any 70cl bottle (costing £35 or more) with the on-site retailer, Luvians.
The Corn Exchange is less than ten minutes’ walk from Cupar Railway Station. There are direct coach and bus services to Cupar from Edinburgh , Glasgow , Dundee, St Andrews, Stirling, Perth, Kirkcaldy, Leven and Glenrothes.
For obvious reasons, taking the car would be unwise.