Scotland's most exciting celebration of all things uisge-beatha

After a successful three years with events in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Paisley, this year The National Whisky Festival of Scotland is taking things further afield with a visit to the wonderful city of Aberdeen. And we can't wait!

This time around, the newly refurbished Aberdeen Music Hall will be playing host on Saturday 14 September, offering two fantastic three and a half hour sessions of unique whisky tastings, incredible live music and whisky related crafts, with plenty of delicious and hearty local scran to see you right.

Featuring over 30 exhibitors from some the most exciting names in whisky and with over 100 different whiskies to try - all of which are included in the ticket price - this is truly a whisky lover's paradise.

But don't be fooled, however, this is no stuffy, suit and tie affair. From seasoned palettes to adventurous newcomers, everyone is welcome. You won't be sniffed at for enjoying whisky your way, nor will you have to pay through the nose to sample some of the finest whiskies the world has to offer.

This is about having fun and celebrating our national drink together in great company. And while you don't have to wear even an inch of tartan - we wouldn't say no to a kilt or two!

Don't like Whisky? Never tried it? We like to advise that there's always going to be something for everyone, as the character of the drink can change so drastically from region to region. Give it a try!

Check out the events page for tickets and more info!

Previous lineups have included: Aelder Elixer, Annandale, Annie D’s Scottish Confectionery, Amrut, Arbikie, Babu Bombay Street Kitchen, Benromach, Bruichladdich, Buck and Birch, Bunnahabhain, Chocolate Tree, Compass Box, Dalmore, Douglas Laing & Co, Duncan Taylor, Eden Mill, Elements of Islay, Fiodh - The Whisky Watch, Glenfiddich, Glen Moray, Glen Scotia, Glenturret, Hawkhead Kitchen, Hen of the Woods, Ian Macleod Distillers, Islay Whisky Academy, Isle of Arran Distillery, Isle of Raasay Distillery, Julie's Street Food, Jura, Kavalan, Konrad Borkowski Photography, Lady of the Glen, Laphroaig, Lindores Abbey Distillery, Loch Lomond Whiskies, Mackmyra, Michter's, Morrison & Mackay, Murray McDavid, NEAT Glass, Nikka, Ovenbird Coffee Roasters, Paul John, Port Askaig, Reza Wood, Scotch!, SPEY, Springbank, Talisker, The Clydeside Distillery, The White Goose, The World Class Scotch bar, Tullibardine, Uncle Nearest, Wester Spirit, Wemyss Malts, Whiskey Tumblers, Wolfburn... and more!

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National Whisky Festival


Saturday 14 September 2019


We're in bonny Aberdeen for the first time this year as the summer trails into autumn, with a festival that promises to delight whisky lovers both new-make and matured.

Featuring over 30 exhibitors and over 100 different whiskies to try (all included in your ticket price)!

Tickets cost £32.5 (£25 for under-25 year olds - must be 18+) and include:

- Entry to one of two sessions (12pm-3.30pm or 4.15pm-7.45pm)
- Unique NWF branded Glencairn crystal nosing glass, to use on the day and take home
- Access to sampling over 100 different whiskies (and some cheeky other spirits)
- the official festival programme
- a discount voucher to be used at the festival bottle shop
- access to masterclasses within your session (booked / charged seperately)
- experience all the fantastic live music in your session, programmed by our friends at Celtic Connections Head over to our Facebook page and hit 'like' to keep up to date!

Slàinte mhath!

This event is 18+ only.
This event is likely to sell out in advance - book your tickets now to avoid disappointment.

Please drink responsibly.


Some of the most exciting names in whisky



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