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Stirling Whisky Festival

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The Original Stirling Whisky Festival returns bigger and better! 10th - 12th of May 2019

Friday 10th May Festival Opening Exclusive Tasting 7-9pm 
Stirling Distillery, 9 Lowercastle Hill, Stirling, FK8 1EN

Food and Whisky pairing from The Scotch Malt Whisky Society - Stirling Distillery £35
While the main event this year will be held on Saturday May 11th, we have teamed up with the Scotch Malt Whisky Society to offer an exclusive tasting evening at our new home, Stirling Distillery.
The society will be presenting six of their unique single malts along with small food plates perfectly paired with each dram.
What better way to kick off a whisky-lover's dream weekend? BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE

Saturday 11th May Stirling Whisky Festival
Stirling Highland Hotel, 29 Spittal Street, Stirling, FK8 1DU

Tickets £30-£45.  BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE 

Session One 11:45-15:15  limited availability
Masterclass 1pm - Ben Nevis sold out 
Session Two 16:00-19:30 sold out 
Masterclass 5pm - John Paul sold out

Sunday 13th May Malts & Music - Stirling Distillery

Please check back for more information **This event was postponed due to the Stirling Distillery not being complete in time**

Royal Mile Whiskies will return in 2019 as our event retailer

Our line up.....Loch Lomond, Ben Nevis, Balblair, AnCnoc, Arran, Lindores, Glengoyne, Scotch Malt Whisky Society, John Paul, Speyburn, Lindores, NcNean, Speyburn, Mackmyra, Old Pultney, Wemyss Malts, Port Askaig, Nikka, Amrut, Kavalan, Mitchters, Stirling, Matugga Rum, Fallen Brewery

Maleys Chocolates, Nithesdale Smokehouse, Urban Pirate  


Returning for our 8th year, the festival goes from strength to strength attracting all the top distilleries from across Scotland.

On the day your ticket will admit you entry into the session you are ticketed for and you will have access to try over 100 malts gaining first hand knowledge from the makers themselves.

At just £30 per ticket, is quite simply heaven for a whisky lover. Stirling Spirit Company co-owner June McCann can't wait for an invasion of 'Dram Busters' "We had over 700 whisky aficionados at the 2018 sell out event and I'm sure with the way sales are going already we will have another sell out for our 2019 festival' said June
She added 'A Stirling Whisky Festival ticket would be the ideal Christmas present for anyone who enjoys a dram but to avoid disappointment I would urge people to click on the link to buy above. 'For any whisky lover this is a not to be missed opportunity to savour some of the biggest names in Scottish whisky, but also to discover a few hidden gems besides and one thats not to be missed.
'But you will need to be quick'

We have had lots of lovely comments from folks who attended.
To share but a few....
We had a fantastic time!
Will definitely be back
The boys had a fantastic time Fabulous once again.
Really great weekend Thanks
Had a great time as did my wife and it was her first Whisky Festival

Your general admission ticket of £30 includes: 

  • Meet the makers and try all the drams on offer
  • Glencairn tasting glass
  • Water supplied by Highland Spring
  • Brochure with discount vouchers for the festival retail shop - Royal Mile Whiskies

Entry to this event is strictly for those over 18 years old only.

We are delighted to welcome Ben Nevis and Paul John to host our Masterclasses
Session one 1pm with Ben Nevis & Session two 5pm Paul John

Want to learn more ? then why not book a masterclass. Masterclasses will run for approximately 45 minutes during the session you are booked for in a separate room where you will be seated and enjoy a educating journey of special malts.

Our festival partner The Stirling Highland Hotel has favourable accommodation deals for those attending
The Stirling Whisky Festival.

Give them a call and quote 'WHIS110519' to obtain your special room rate.

Spa Day Offer SOLD OUT

Don't like Whisky? however would still like to join your loved one on a trip to Stirling? then this is the ideal alternative..

We have joined up with the Stirling Highland Hotel and home of the Stirling Whisky Festival to offer attendee's (or their room mate) this fabulous Spa deal.....

£42pp instead of up to £100pp for 2 treatments, lunch and leisure access

Vital Information

Spa day for one with treatments, two-course lunch and use of the leisure facilities
Choose either two 25 min treatments or one 55 min treatment
Options include facials, massages, manicures and pedicures
Enjoy lunch in the swish Scholars restaurant
Pampering haven

The Stirling Highland Hotel is a 4* haven of tranquility just minutes from Stirling Castle. Using premium Decléor and Jessica products, the skilled therapists are on hand to help you unwind and enjoy a soothing day. With today’s deal, you can indulge in your choice of two 25 minute treatments, choosing from the likes of a tranquility scalp massage; Decléor facial; back massage; cleansing & purifying back treatment; or express manicure or pedicure.

If you fancy really upping the indulgence, enjoy a 55 minute treatment like the Decléor power packed vitamin surge facial or a deluxe manicure or pedicure. 

Leisure facilities

As part of your visit, you’ll also enjoy full access to the hotel’s spa facilities which include a 17m indoor swimming pool, soothing spa pool, sauna and steam room for the ultimate day of rest and relaxation. You’ll even receive a cozy robe and slippers so you can really lounge in style – perfect! 

Sample menu


Smoked salmon with beetroot purée, cornichons, tomato, capers, lemon and buttered brown bread
Panko crumb camembert with dressed garnish and cranberry sauce
Smoked ham Hough terrine with piccalilli and toasted seeded rustic bread

Steak & ale pie with puff pastry, seasonal vegetable and potatoes or chips
Thai green curry with basmati rice and naan bread
Fish and chips with peas, chips and tartar sauce
What to expect

Spa day for one or two with 2 x 25 minute treatments or 1 x 55 minute treatment each, robes, slippers, 2 course lunch plus use of the facilities

Choice of treatments (25mins):
- Back massage
- Cleansing & purifying back treatment
- Decléor discovery facial
- Tranquility scalp massage
- Express manicure or pedicure

Choice of treatments (55mins)
- Vitamin surge facial
- Deluxe pedicure
- Deluxe manicure

To book your accommodation or spa day please contact the hotel direct. 

Stirling Highland Hotel, 29 Spittal Street, Stirling, FK8 1DU
T. 01786 272727


 Looking forward to welcoming you back in 2019

Cheers, Cameron and June - Stirling Spirit Co.

To see what all the fuss is about have a look last years photo album

Stirling Whisky Festival 2018 Photo Album - click here
Stirling Whisky Festival 2017 Photo Album - click here
Stirling Whisky Festival 2016 Photo Album - click here
Stirling Whisky Festival 2015 Photo Album - click here

Some of the Distilleries / Private bottlers whom attended...

Bowmore, Glengoyne, Glenfarclas, Ardbeg, Bruichladdich, Kilchoman, Ben Nevis, Douglas Laing, Springbank, Arran, Benriach, Tullibardine, Spey, Talisker, Highland Park, Tomintoul, Bunnahabhain, Longrow, Glenglassagh, Auchentoshan, Dalwhinnie, Glencadam, Wemyss Malts, Fraiser liqueur, Glenfiddich, Wolfburn, John Paul, Scotch Malt Whisky Society