Events in and around Forres

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Under lock and Key

The Glenlivet Distillery Glenlivet, Ballindalloch, Moray

Join our Master Distiller, Alan Winchester, on his swansong at The Glenlivet to discover the truth behind generations of struggles between patrolling excise officers and our distillery team in this wild, rugged landscape. Along the journey you’ll meet some of Alan’s esteemed colleagues, with over 120 years of whisky experience between them, as we see ... Read more


Whisky & Seafood Experience

The Square, Aberlour High Street, Aberlour, Moray

The first of its kind at the Speyside Whisky Festival, this is a unique collaboration between two local family owned businesses, Benromach Distillery and The Bothy Bistro, to showcase some of the best hand crafted single malt paired with the freshest seafood from the Moray coast. Hop on the private mini bus and head off ... Read more


Sleeping Giants

Strathisla Distillery Seafield Avenue, Keith, Moray

Great whiskies have hearts of oak. Character-building, flavour-creating wooden casks racked silently in the shadows and stillness of a bonded warehouse. Each one carefully nurturing new spirit, and for as long as it takes. You really must experience the atmosphere, so for the first hour of this event Brand Ambassador Caris Simpson will accompany you ... Read more


Whisky & Scottish Cheese Tasting

The Boat Country Inn Deshar Road, Boat Of Garten, Highland

Enjoy an evening of Speyside Whisky and Scottish Cheeses that complement each perfectly. Join our whisky and cheese tasting, where you will be guided through four different expressions of whisky.  At the end of the whisky and cheese tasting you'll know which expressions you enjoy and be able to choose from 100s of whiskies behind ... Read more


Sneak Preview Drams with Stephen Woodcock

Glen Moray Distillery Elgin, Elgin, Moray

Get a sneak preview of new and upcoming releases with our Head of Whisky Creation Stephen Woodcock in the lab at Glen Moray House. A unique opportunity to ask all the behind the scenes questions you always wanted to ask and hear stories from the front line of whisky creation. Expect a fun and insightful ... Read more


The Perfect Half & Half

Highlander Inn 10 Victoria Street, Craigellachie, Moray

John Dewar & Sons are back once again, in partnership with the team at Spey Valley Brewery, as they continue their search to find the perfect half and half whisky and beer pairing. John Dewar & Son’s Ambassadors Matthew Cordiner and Gary Ross will be joined by David MacDonald from Spey Valley Brewery in their ... Read more


Whisky Tasting Dinner

The Boat Country Inn Deshar Road, Boat Of Garten, Highland

Do you want to increase your knowledge of whisky? Enjoy a 3 course meal all centred around whisky and at the end of the event know which style of whisky you enjoy? Join our 3 course whisky tasting dinner, where you will be guided through four different expressions of whisky. At the end of the ... Read more


Speyside Trail & Paddleboard

Alice Littler Car Park Aberlour, Aberlour, Moray

Join Skedaddle North as we guide you along The Speyside Way, passing several world famous whisky distilleries and enjoying a picnic lunch before paddle boarding down The River Spey with an experienced guide to ensure safety among the group (providing all your essential kit and equipment for your safety and peace of mind) Suitable for ... Read more


Whisky Auction 2022

Craigellachie Village Hall 1 John Street, Craigellachie, Moray

Returning after a break due to covid pandemic the Craigellachie Village Council will be holding a Whisky Auction in the Craigellachie Village Hall to raise funds for the village hall and recreation facilities in the village. Viewing of Lots will be from noon on Sunday 1st May and the auction will commence at 2pm. Entry ... Read more