Discover the Spirit of Speyside
Travel to the picturesque region of Speyside this year to discover a festival that you can raise a glass to. At the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival you can discover why Speyside’s whiskies are regarded as some of the finest single malt whiskies in the world.
If this is your first time visiting the Spirit of Speyside festival, LHH Scotland is on hand to help you make the most of your trip.
Whisky aficionados will be in their element during the Spirit of Speyside but even if you just enjoy the occasional dram, there are still plenty of events for you to enjoy. One of the festival’s most popular events is the Speyside whisky tour of the local distilleries which takes you round the region’s working distilleries so you can learn more about the distilling process and of course, stop to sample the finished product. Just some of the well-known Speyside distilleries you’ll stop at are the Glenfiddich Distillery and the Glenlivet Distillery.
The full program will be announced on the festival’s official website on the 29th January 2015. Last year, festivalgoers were treated to live music, dinner events and so much more.
The Speyside region is located in the north east of Scotland with the River Spey flowing through it. This stunning region in the Highlands is best known for its unparalleled scenery and distilleries. The region of Speyside is so famous for its world-class whisky that it’s often known as “Malt Whisky Country”.
If you’re an outdoors lover, there’s no better way to clear your head after the previous night’s whisky tasting than with a relaxing stroll through the region’s tranquil glens. Alternatively if you’re feeling energetic, challenge yourself to one of the excellent hill walking tracks to experience spectacular panoramic views of the Speyside’s dramatic Highland landscape.
Before you say goodbye to this unforgettable region, make sure you venture to the Moray Firth’s coastline to enjoy pristine beaches, quaint fishing villages and incredible marine wildlife spotting opportunities.
Where to Stay
LHH Scotland has a selection of self-catering accommodation in Speyside that will make an ideal base for the Spirit of Speyside festivalgoers.
As soon as you see the panoramic views of the Cairngorm Mountains from Clashindeugle Farmhouse you won’t want to leave! Even after the Spirit of Speyside Whisky festival has ended, you’ll still find plenty of activities to keep the whole family entertained in the surrounding area. Venture into the surrounding countryside to enjoy relaxing golf courses, fishing opportunities, dolphin watching trips and so much more.
Alternatively, Cairngorm Lodge can sleep up to 12 adults and 4 children so it’s ideal for large, group vacations. By day you can take part in a variety of events on offer at the whisky festival and by night, you can reminisce together in front of the accommodation’s open log fire. This popular holiday house is nestled in the tranquil countryside yet, it’s a mere 4 miles away from Grantown-on-Spey; a traditional Highland town that’s home to boutique shops and a variety of locally owned restaurants.
Both holiday houses are pet friendly so you’re welcome to bring your dog along to discover the incredible Speyside region with you.