Events in and around Forres

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Art Exhibition: Mary Black and Jenny Ebdy

Logie Steading Art Gallery Logie Steading, Logie

Mary and Jenny are Moray based artists who have collaborated on exhibitions on arts projects over the past 15 years. They first met as tutors in a community based art therapy project supporting people with mental health issues and went on to tutor art classes in the community. While Mary specialises in oil and acrylic ... Read more


Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival


A week of whisky-related events. Programme currently being planned. See for more details


Aberlour Trail

Alice Littler Car Park Aberlour, Aberlour

Come join us for a 5 mile guided trail run round the historic town of Aberlour. During this relaxed, socially paced run you'll discover local beauty spots, distilleries, great views and enjoy a celebratory dram - an Aberlour of course! (keeping - Suitable for all running abilities, good trail underfoot, well marked) Start Location - ... Read more


Classic Tour of Benromach Distillery

Benromach Distillery Invererne Road, Forres

Experience firsthand how we make our Single Malt Scotch Whisky by joining us on a tour through our traditional distillery.  Delve into our history and heritage and let your experienced host immerse you in our handcrafted methods of whisky. Tours aisting one hour start at: 10.00am 11:30am 1:30pm 3:00pm


A Taste of Moray

Gordon & MacPhail Retail 58-60 South Street, Elgin

Locally distilled whiskies expertly matured by Gordon & MacPhail For over 120 years and through four generations of family ownership, we have built longstanding relationships with many of Speyside’s distilleries, matching spirit to our own bespoke casks to create single malt Scotch whisky of exceptional quality.  Celebrating Speyside, this tasting will comprise of single malts ... Read more


Beach Huts Whisky Picnic–Findhorn Beach

Findhorn Beach Huts West Beach, Findhorn

Come and join the Murray McDavid team for lunch in our brand new beach huts, which sit on the breathtaking Findhorn Beach, overlooking the Moray Firth. We’ll be providing a light lunch, some stunning drams and a glass of wine. Why not bring along your beach wear, you could even go for a dip in ... Read more


Contrast Tour

Benromach Distillery Invererne Road, Forres

Following an immersive tour and learning about our whisky firsthand, allow your experienced host to guide you through the nuances of our Contrast range, comparing and contrasting against the Classic Benromach whiskies we all know and love.


Age Matters vs Cask Matters with Peter Klas

Knockomie Inn Grantown Road, Forres

A Masterclass hosted by Peter Klas of Scotia Spirit, Cologne What makes a good whisky? The age of the whisky or the cask that the whisky has matured in? At the beginnig of the new century the industry told us that "the age matters" because of overloaded warehouses after the downturn in the ninties. Nowadays, ... Read more


Archive tasting

The Glenlivet Distillery Glenlivet, Ballindalloch

Explore the art of maturation with an 'exclusive' tour* of our traditional bonded warehouses at The Glenlivet. Immerse yourself in the finely tuned process of cask selection and learn how the oak plays a vital role in defining our whisky. In one of our private tasting rooms, you'll enjoy an exclusive tutored tasting of a ... Read more


“I did it Malt Way” by Hans Offringa: Writer in Residence

Dowans Hotel Dowans Road, Aberlour

The Dowans Hotel is proud to have a writer-in-residence this year in the person of Hans Offringa. Don’t be afraid, Hans promises not to croon like Ole’ Blue Eyes. Instead he will take you on an entertaining journey through his more than 30 year career as a whisky writer and connoisseur. Along the way, he ... Read more


A Deep Dive Into Barley

The Station Hotel 51 New Street, Rothes

Malted barley is the very backbone of malt whisky, but we do not talk about it enough. Come and join us in our award winning Spirit Safe whisky bar, for a close examination of what malted barley is, and an exploration of the flavours it can produce.


“What lies in Wait” with Ewan George & Stewart Buchanan

The Benriach Distillery Benriach, Elgin

Visit Warehouse 13 where you’ll meet our Warehouse Manager Ewan George to learn all about the Benriach casks lying in wait. Learn from Ewan’s years of experience as he shares how we create some of the finest and most eclectic whiskies in Speyside.   Ewan will be joined by our Global Brand Ambassador Stewart Buchanan ... Read more


Whisky and Beer Pairing with Benromach Distillery

Windswept Tap Room Unit 13 Coulardbank Industrial Estate, Lossiemouth

Windswept Brewing Co, award winning craft brewery, invite you to an evening in their Tap Room in collaboration with Benromach Distillery for a one off tasting event. Start with a short brewery tour to learn the art of craft brewing and then delve into the world of beer and whisky matching. Join Distillery Manager, Keith ... Read more


Crafting in Hopeman

Hopeman Sands Coffee Shop 27 Harbour Street, Hopeman

Interested in Crafting or don't know where to start, come along to our craft sessions. Experienced or beginners welcome. Materials supplied. Coffee and cake included . Call 0779 5363 091 to book

Glen Moray: Chapter and Verse

Glen Moray Distillery Elgin, Elgin

Glen Moray's Iain Allan will host an atmospheric evening of whisky in Elgin Cathedrals Chapter House. Joined by members of Historic Scotland who will regale you with tales of Elgin and the Cathedral while you taste some of Glen Moray's finest drams, an inspiring night awaits.