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Organisers of the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival have announced on 17th March that this year’s festival would be cancelled in light of social restriction guidelines in response to the global Coronavirus pandemic.

Now in its 21st year, the six day celebration of Speyside’s distilling prowess was planned to take place during 29th April-4th May 2020. The Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival welcomes international and domestic visitors to Speyside – the global epicentre of distilling – each year to be immersed in the region’s whisky mastery.

With a programme of over 700 whisky-inspired events over six days, the festival is a mecca for the curious beginners and whisky connoisseurs alike. Festival events take place throughout Speyside; the biggest whisky producing region in Scotland, located in the Moray area in the North-East of the county between Aberdeen and Inverness.

The decision to cancel the 2020 Whisky Festival reflects the quickly evolving situation as a result of the Covid-19 virus and recommendations from the Scottish Government to restrict public gatherings as a preventative measure.

Ticket holders will be contacted as soon as possible by the Whisky Festival Team and refunds will be at the discretion of individual event providers.