Scottish cycling legend Mark Beaumont is gearing up for his latest challenge – as the guest of honour at the first Fife Whisky Festival. The endurance cyclist will open the showcase event on Saturday, March 10 at the Corn Exchange in Cupar.
Mark, who holds the record for cycling around the world, is delighted to have the chance to sample a dram or two at the festival. He said: “As an athlete, I drink modestly but have always enjoyed a dram on the right occasion ever since I lived around the corner from The Ben Nevis – a famous whisky and folk music bar in Glasgow.”
Mark will open the event – which he describes as an important boost to the local economy – at 1 pm before mingling with festival-goers and enjoying the entertainment.
Day two of the Spirit of Speyside whisky festival, April 27. After a good night’s rest and a wonderful breakfast, we decided to visit a nearby distillery, Glen Grant. Just a couple of minutes walking distance from The Station Hotel, you can’t miss the sign at the roundabout. As we were a bit early, for the visitor center opened at 9.30 am, we agreed to discover the surroundings of the distillery.
Glen Grant is well known for its beautiful garden and despite the weather, it was still stunning to set eyes on the Victorian inspired influences.
The Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival should be on your list of top Festivals. Not just for the whisky, but also for Scotland itself. And the combination of both is what I call, a perfect trip.
Caperdonich Suite, The Station Hotel (Speyside)
This year I had the pleasure to visit one of my favorite countries again using KLM flying from Amsterdam to Aberdeen, not Edinburgh like some of you thought. My stay for this event was The Station Hotel in Rothes, the Caperdonich suite. It’s named after the now-lost Caperdonich distillery, which produced whisky for blending as well as independent bottlings. Founded in 1897 by James Grant, co-founder of the Glen Grant distillery, it finally closed its doors in 2002. And a nice touch, this room has a bath with a view over the fireplace. Can I say, that this is pretty cool?
Glen Moray is a Speyside single malt Scotch whisky, produced and bottled by Glen Moray Distillery, Elgin. Glen Moray uses locally sourced malted barley & its water is sourced from the River Lossie, since 1897.
The 16 year old (40%) is a whisky that will surprise you in every way.
The first mini-festival drawing Speyside’s finest food and drink producers together in one central venue has been toasted a success, after hundreds of people turned out to ensure it got off the best possible start.
Organisers of Spirit of Speyside: Distilled are in high spirits after finding that mixing the region’s finest whisky with gin, beer and food went down a treat with audiences.
This evening I was teaming up again with other whisky enthusiasts to share, sip and savour a gaggle of the glorious whisky of Glen Moray. An evening with a lot of laughter and discoveries. You can read all about these discoveries on Twitter by using the following link #GlenMoray.
Glen Moray, you say? Glen Moray Single Malt is a Speyside single malt whiskey produced in the Glen Moray Glenlivet Distillery in Elgin, Moray, Scotland.
Glen Moray uses locally sourced malted barley & its water is sourced from the River Lossie.