Dornoch Whisky Festival returns

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The Dornoch Whisky Festival is back next month to celebrate the area as a key whisky hub in Scotland.

Organised by local distilleries, the festival builds on the success of its first-ever event last year, with an expanded programme running from Friday 28 – Sunday 30 October.

Among the numerous whisky-based activities on offer, such as tastings and distillery tours, a highlight will be a screening of Whisky Galore in Balblair distillery. It will be introduced by whisky writer and taster Charles Maclean, who also starred in the film.

There will also be a grand gala tasting at the Dornoch Castle Hotel, followed by a Ceilidh and BBQ.

The event is run through a collaboration of Dornoch distilleries Glenmorangie, Balblair, The Dalmore, Glen Ord, Clynelish and Old Pulteney and local venues including Dornoch Castle Hotel.

Lucy Williams, Marketing Development Officer with Visit Dornoch, said, “We’re very excited to see the event return for a second year and hope this will be the start of something big for Dornoch.

“Dornach is a true whisky hub, home to many top Scottish distilleries, and the festival is a great opportunity to discover all six in one go.

“The programme is designed to make sure there’s something for everyone and a great excuse to discover some new whiskies, as well as everything else Dornoch has to offer.”

View the full programme here.