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The world’s only Malt Whisky Trail®, based in Moray Speyside, has teamed up with #OurWhisky campaign to showcase the women of Malt Whisky Country.

Home to the world’s largest concentration of Scotch malt whisky distilleries, The Malt Whisky Trail’s® is the world’s ultimate Scotch experience. In conjunction with #OurWhisky, set up to challenge perceptions of the stereotypical whisky drinker, they will together host an event as part of Spirit of Speyside Festival 2018.

Hosted at Dowan’s Hotel The Still bar, festival goers are invited to join an immersive tasting tour round the world’s largest concentration of whisky distilleries. Hosted by editor of and co-founder of #OurWhisky Becky Paskin, you’ll also learn about the women of Malt Whisky Country who make the whiskies you love and the guardians of centuries of knowledge. Ms Paskin was the first journalist to gain a General Certificate in Distillation with the Institute of Brewing and Distilling.

The tasting tour will take you on a journey through the 9 sites from across The Malt Whisky Trail: Glenfiddich, Benromach, The Glenlivet, Glen Moray, Glen Grant, Speyside Cooperage, Dallas Dhu, Cardhu and Strathisla, challenging your taste buds and perceptions of the modern of a whisky drinker accompanied by a cheese and whisky pairing.

Welcoming the event Becky Paskin said:

“It’s ironic that so many people around the world consider whisky to be a ‘man’s drink’, when in fact women have been instrumental in the production of whisky from the very beginning. I’m excited to join the Malt Whisky Trail for this special tasting to not only celebrate some of the most influential women in whisky from across Speyside, but to also disprove any preconceptions that women can’t enjoy a dram.”

Spirit of Speyside Festival Manager John Blyth said:

“The festival has long celebrated the link between women and whisky and has pioneered many events over the years both to acknowledge the role of women in the industry and to help shake of the outdated idea of whisky being a man’s drink. Whether you are a connoisseur or a novice, the festival aims to show that Speyside’s whisky is there for everyone to enjoy. From exclusive behind the scenes distillery tours to nature walks in the landscape which is so critical to production, the festival really does offer something for everyone no matter what their level of interest in our national drink.”

Event details:

Women of The Malt Whisky Trail + #OurWhisky
When: 3rd May 2-4pm
Ticket price: £15
Venue: The Still Bar, The Dowans Hotel, Aberlour
Book: Click here for full event listing and to book

The Malt Whisky Trail® includes nine sites each with at least a four star visitor centre promoting the very best of Scottish hospitality and tourism. The trail consists of the following Speyside Single Malt
distilleries and a cooperage: Benromach, Cardhu, Dallas Dhu, Glen Grant, Glen Moray, Glenfiddich, The
Glenlivet, Strathisla and Speyside Cooperage.

All of our sites offer guided tours, offering you the opportunity to meet the masters and gain a new insight
into Scotland’s national drink.

Visit to plan your adventure along the Trail and create your own personal
itinerary, to prepare for the adventure of a lifetime.

The Malt Whisky Trail® is easily accessed by direct air, rail, and road links. Follow The Malt Whisky
Trail on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Tags: Malt Whisky CountryMALT WHISKY TRAILOURWHISKYSpirit of Speyside Festival 2018
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My name is Greg, and I’m a brand strategy consultant, writer, speaker, host and judge specialising in premium spirits. My mission is to experience, share and inspire with everything great about whisky, whiskey, gin, beer and fine dining through my writing, my brand building and my whisky tastings.

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