Now in its 21st year, the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival is financed via public sector funding and private partnerships, which assist with the operating and marketing costs. This enables the Festival to support event providers and local businesses, all of whom benefit from the increase in visitors to Speyside each year. The Festival stages some events independently, including the Touch of Tartan Opening Gala Dinner, Opening Ceilidh, the Whisky Awards and the Whisky School.

In addition to financial support from the public and private sector, the Festival is grateful for a wide range of in kind support from a number of local businesses and organisations.

The Festival receives financial assistance from EventScotland and Highlands & Islands Enterprise. This has enabled the Festival to grow into one of the largest events of its kind in the world and the Spirit of Speyside team are very grateful for this generous support.

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We are currently working on the programme for the next Festival which will take place on the 27th of April to the 2nd of May 2022! Please keep an eye on our social media channels and news section for updates on the preview and launch dates!

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