New Spirit of Skye fes­ti­val

The Oban Times - - News -

A NEW fes­ti­val is be­ing launched on the isle of Skye this sum­mer.

The Spirit of Skye Fes­ti­val will bring to­gether Scot­land's finest whisky, gin, beer, mu­sic and food in Portree on June 16 and 17. Isle of Skye Dis­tillers, Cross­bill Gin, Isle of Skye Brew­ery, Talisker, Di­a­geo, R&B Dis­tillers, Strat­hearn Dis­tillery and Har­ris Gin are among the well-known names tak­ing part.

Mas­ter­classes will of­fer the chance to taste whisky, gin and beer, learn about pair­ing whisky with food, join a mixol­ogy ses­sion us­ing botan­i­cal gin, en­joy cock­tail-mak­ing demon­stra­tions and watch one of Scot­land's finest chefs in a cook­ery demonstration.

Vis­i­tors will be able to sam­ple and buy a range of drinks and meet the pro­duc­ers and dis­tillers.

On Fri­day June 16 there will a night of live mu­sic and on Satur­day June 17 there will be a hog roast bar­be­cue and tra­di­tional ceilidh. There will be ac­tiv­i­ties ga­lore for younger vis­i­tors. Tick­ets will go on sale on Fri­day April 7.

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