The Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival attracted visitors from 37 different countries.
Worldwide success for Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival as it welcomes 37 different countries to the party.
The Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival continues to grow as a global phenomenon with visitors from dozens of international destinations taking part in the five-day celebration of Scotland’s national drink.
As the curtain fell on the 2017 event, organisers have revealed that bookings came from a total of 37 different countries around the world, making it one of the best on record in terms of international festival-goers.
James Campbell (extreme left), chairman of the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival, lines up with award winners, from left: Sandy McIntyre (Tamdhu), Graeme Cruickshank (Aberlour), Annelise Hastings (Mannochmore) and Dennis McBain (Glenfiddich).
The winners have been revealed in the hotly-contested Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival Whisky Awards which had a global flavour this year, with judging sessions taking place in three international destinations as well as in Speyside.
Eight finalists were voted on at a series of judging sessions in Germany, Canada and The Netherlands as well as in Speyside in the run up to and during the Festival.
Saskatoon, SK, February 23, 2017 – LB Distillers is pleased and excited to announce the release of their first malt whiskies. Release number 1 is a Lucky Bastard Straight Malted Rye Whisky and release number 2 is a Lucky Bastard Single Malt Whisky.
The whiskies will be available exclusively at LB Distillers and exclusively to our customers who entered the Lucky Bastard Whisky Lottery.
Given the high anticipation and demand for the very limited supply of our whisky, we thought it best to have customers enter an e-mail lottery allowing the winners a chance to purchase a bottle without having to stand outside in line during a Saskatchewan winter.
Four lovely bottles of whisky came along with a book from Davin De Kergommeau, a book about Canadian whisky. There was this whole plan, to nose and taste the whisky and read the book! A fantastic idea.