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Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival 2020

It is a great Scotch fun to intoxicate oneself to traditional Celtic singing, dancing, and storytelling

Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival in Scotland 2020 - Best Time

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Scotch malt whiskies are famed throughout the world. Small Scottish village of Dufftown, which is considered world's capital of this drink, hosts a whisky festival providing curious gourmets with unique opportunities to sample the best of local whisky as well as those produced by well-known Speyside distilleries. The programme of the festival highlights whisky tasting and nosing, gatherings at the whisky museum, traditional Celtic entertainment "ceilidh," a whisky fair, and above all excursions to the distilleries which are open to the public exclusively during this festive time. The collective merriment and intoxication take place on the few last days in April and in the beginning of May.