Tickets have gone in sale for Stirling SpiritFEST 2023, the 10-day celebration of Scottish spirits that returns again this autumn. Hosted in the iconic Scottish city, Stirling SpiritFEST begins on Friday 27th October 2023 with an opening night gin tasting, and incorporates both the long-established Stirling Whisky Festival and Stirling Gin Festival.
Among the exhibitors at this year’s festival will be Rock Rose, Gin Bothy, Tomatin Distillery, regular exhibitors Indie Brands, Douglas Laing, Downpour and Pilgrims, with masterclasses hosted by Tomintoul, Stirling Distillery and Marussa Beverages plus many more.
The 10 day SpiritFEST offers a range of spirit workshops and masterclasses, alongside many unique drinks-based events at venues across Stirling throughout the week. The full list of events can be found on the SpiritFEST website. The two showcase events, the Stirling Gin and Stirling Whisky Festivals, take place on Saturday 28th October and Saturday 5th November respectively.
The Stirling Whisky festival, which launched in 2012, is set to be bigger than ever with some of the most prestigious names in the Scottish Whisky industry attending. The festival has welcomed thousands of whisky enthusiasts to the heart of Scotland over the years, showcasing over 100 of the country’s finest whiskies. Attendees can also sign up for whisky masterclasses run during the afternoon and evening sessions.
The Stirling Gin Festival – one of the first gin festivals to launch in the UK back in 2014 – is set to kick off the first weekend of action in the city. Celebrating the best in Scottish craft gins, the event will see popular cocktail masterclasses run through the day, and provide gin lovers with the chance to sample the gins of a wide range of craft distilleries and enjoy some on the day discounts to boot.
Event organiser June McCann spoke of the SpiritFEST 2023; “Our inaugral SpiritFEST was a massive success with people travelling from across the UK to attend our events. As well as our gin and whisky festivals, we will host a range of intimate events over the 10 days including our spooky gin tasting and ghost walk at the Old Town Jail, a glass blowing and whisky tasting evening with Angels’ Share glass and a Rum event too!”. Visit the event webpage for the latest list of events: https://stirlingdistillery.com/pages/spiritfest
The festival is a great opportunity for Scottish brands to promote their products as well as encourage visitors to explore local Stirling businesses as they descend on the beautiful, historic city.
Several of the festival’s events are expected to sell out quickly, so spirit enthusiasts are encouraged to book their tickets early to avoid disappointment. Tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite or via the Stirling Distillery website.
For businesses interested in becoming an exhibitor at the 2023 SpiritFEST, or if you’re a local business and would like to be included in the festival brochure, please email [email protected].
About Stirling SpiritFEST
Stirling SpiritFEST is a 10-day long festival of Spirits in Stirlingshire. Established in 2012 with the launch of the first Stirling Whisky Festival followed by the Stirling Gin Festival in 2014. It is a successful Scottish event management company founded by Cameron and June McCann who own Stirling Distillery. Their sell out events are attended by guests from all over the globe.
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