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As the coronavirus crisis rolls on, Spirit of Speyside festival has been moved to November (subject to restrictions). Today however it was announced that there will be a virtual version taking place in April, with the full programme to be announced in the coming weeks.
Events confirmed so far include a tour of Dalmunach with master distillery Alan Winchester, an exploration of Benriach with global brand ambassador Stewart Buchanan and a whistle stop virtual tasting tour of the Malt Whisky Trail.
James Campbell, chairman of the festival said: “Given whisky lovers won’t be able to come to Speyside for our annual festival this April, we have decided to take the festival to them until it is safe for visitors to return to Malt Whisky Country hopefully later in the year.
We can’t wait to welcome new and returning visitors from the UK and further afield to this beautiful part of the world. In the meantime, we hope that our online programme of events in April will lift everyone’s spirits and give people a taste of what to expect from the festival in November. We will then revert back to our traditional date in 2022.”
The full programme of virtual events will be listed on http://www.spiritofspeyside.com and will be available for preview on 11th March 2021. Tickets will go on sale online on 16th March 2021.