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The 10th Stirling Whisky Festival has been confirmed for 30 October 2021.

Originally scheduled for May, the Stirling Spirit Co event has been given a new date following the latest Scottish government guidelines. Held at the historic Stirling Highland Hotel, whisky lovers will get to sample over 100 malts and discover the secrets of distillation, maturation and wood finishing.

Run over two sessions, guests can expect to sample products from Adelphi, Aelder, AnCnoc, Arran, Balblair, Bunnahabhain, Clydeside, Deanston, Douglas Laing, Fallen Brewery, Glengoyne, Glasgow, Lady of The Glen, Lakes, Lindores, Old Pultney, Mackmyra, Maleys Chocolates, Matugga Rum, McNean, Murray McDavid, Sons of Scotland, Scotch Malt Whisky Society, Tobermoray Tullibardine, Urban Pirate and more.

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The first session runs from 11:45 – 15:15 with a masterclass from Old Pulteney at 13:00 and session two runs between 16:00 – 19:30 with a masterclass at 17:00 from Balblair. A range of Scottish food will be available at the event. Ticket prices range from £25 to £45.

Stirling Distillery will be hosting a launch event for the festival on Friday 29 October at 19:00 at its new home on Lower Castlehill, hosted by The Scotch Malt Whisky Society. Guests will get to sample whiskies and enjoy some nibbles ahead of the festival.

For those who prefer their gin, the Stirling Gin Festival is being held on Saturday 6 November 2021. Once again hosted at the Golden Lion Hotel, Stirling, the event will be back bigger and stronger this year with over 100 gins available for tasting.