Mar 23 2012 by Donald Morton, Stirling Observer Friday
DEANSTON Distillery has signalled its support for Stirling’s first-ever whisky festival.
The Deanston single malt will be one of the drinks on show and available for tasting at the inaugural Spirit of Stirling event, to be held at the city’s Albert Halls on May 12.
Drymen businessman Cameron McCann, who is one of the people organising the event, welcomed the news and added several other brands – including Bunnahabhain, Ledaig and Tobermory – have also been confirmed.
The expanding line-up also includes Arran Distillers, who are based in the local Touch Business Centre, are also attending and will be running one of the festival’s master classes in the afternoon.
Counterparts atTullibardine, located between Dunblane and Perth, have also indicated that they will be supporting the event.
And Mr McCann said: “It seems fitting that the first-ever whisky festival planned for Stirling should showcase the brands made by local distillers. We are delighted that Deanston, together with the other products in their range, will be available at our event in May.
“When you add these popular whiskies to the dozens of others that are going to be available, we really will have all regions and parts of Scotland covered.
“Somewhere in the region of two-thirds of our tickets have now been sold and we still have two-months before the day itself, so we are expecting a busy, lively, fun inaugural event.”
Tickets can be purchased by telephoning Drymen’s Ealain Gallery on 01360 660996; Stirling firm Abbey Antiques on 01786 447840 or the Albert Halls on 01786 473544.
Alternatively, briefs can be bought online at www.spiritofstirlingwhiskyfestival.co.uk