National Whisky Festival is coming to Edinburgh and expected to sell out - here's how to get tickets

FOLLOWING the sell out success of their recent festival in Glasgow, the National Whisky Festival of Scotland has announced two more events for 2020, one of which will bring the annual celebration of our national drink to the Capital in July.

Thursday, 30th January 2020, 4:51 pm
National Whisky Festival

Following popular previous editions in Edinburgh, the National Whisky Festival will come to Summerhall on Saturday 18 July. Maintaining the successful format of previous festivals, the event will offer two extensive three-and-a-half hour sessions of unique whisky tastings, pop-up food, drink and craft stalls, and entertainment - including specially-curated live music, and masterclasses held by expert brand ambassadors.

Each session will showcase dozens of exhibitors from many of the most exciting and innovative names in the industry, each bringing with them an extensive range of incredible whiskies to try - all of which will be included in the ticket price.

At Summerhall, there will also be an outdoor Cocktail Courtyard with pop up street food stalls, outdoor beer bar and refreshing whisky-inspired cocktails to compliment the summer sun!

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A statement from the Festival promises: 'As usual with National Whisky Festival, guests can expect a real spirited, fun and relaxed day, and rest assured that this is no stuffy suit and tie affair only for whisky experts. From seasoned palettes to adventurous newcomers, absolutely everybody is welcome. You won't be sniffed at for enjoying whisky your way, nor will you have to pay through the nose to sample some of the finest whiskies the world has to offer.'

Tickets to the sessions, which will take place at 12 noon and 4.15pm, will cost £35, with a £10 discount for under 25s. Each session will last three and a half hours and entry fee includes a unique National Whisky Festival branded Glencairn crystal nosing glass, to use on the day and take home as well as access to sampling an extensive range of different whiskies.

Entry also includes the official festival programme, discount vouchers to be used at the festival bottle shop, access to masterclasses within the session (which need to be booked separately) and an bill of live music entertainment throughout the session.

The full line-up and music/masterclass programmes for the session will be announced in the run up to day.

The National Whisky Festival of Scotland: Edinburgh Edition, Summerhall, Saturday 18, 12 noon/4.15pm,£35, Under 25s £25, https://thenationalwhiskyfestival.seetickets.com/tour/the-national-whisky-festival