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February 25, 2019

Starting with the festival opening dinner at Lindores Abbey Distillery on Friday 8th March, the second Fife Whisky Festival gets underway next weekend.

The actual Whisky Festival takes place on Saturday 9th at The Corn Exchange in Cupar and, at the time of writing, the first session has sold out but there are still tickets for the 5pm-8.30pm evening session.

On the Sunday, there is a programme of as yet unannounced events to look forward to.

More than 30 distilleries and independent bottlers from all over Scotland will be showcasing their whisky.

The ticket price includes access to all tasting samples at exhibitors' stands, a tasting glass, water, and a £5 voucher redeemable against any bottle costing £35 or more with the on-site retailer, Luvians.

Lindores Aqua Vitae cocktail

The Fife Whisky Festival launched last year and proved an immediate, sell out success and the dinner at Lindores Abbey Distillery is one way of extending the event.

The dinner looks fun. The £79 ticket price includes a Lindores Aqua Vitae cocktail; a three course meal paired with whisky (from Glenfiddich, Deanston and Morrison & Mackay); tea or coffee and a fourth dram.

Karen Betts, Chief Executive of the Scotch Whisky Association is the after dinner speaker and the evening will also feature an exclusive performance by The Coaltown Daisies.

The Corn Exchange is less than ten minutes' walk from Cupar Railway Station; train services operate on the East Coast Mainline. 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 is not encouraged.

The picture is from the Facebook page of Fife Whisky Festival.