Festival to host whisky hunt
Drinkers raising a glass at this year’s Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival have been invited to take part in a special treasure hunt for rare drams.
The five-day celebration of Scotland’s most famous export, running across the region from April 27 to May 1, will incorporate the worldwide craze of geocaching for the first time.
The activity invites participants to enjoy the great outdoors and follow clues to find special stashes of hidden treats.
It is usually performed with the aid of GPS technology, but for the festival’s challenge, competitors will be given hints and tips on where to discover the Speyside secrets when they register.
Miniature bottles of whisky will be stashed across Speyside, and
“We expect it will generate considerable curiosity”
those that discover the nips are urged to replace the dram they take with a tipple of their own choice, to be found and enjoyed by the next geocacher.
James Campbell, the chairman of the festival, said: “There’s huge interest in geocaching and we expect the same to be true for whisky caching, which is being offered for the first time this year.
“It is certainly something different and an attraction that we expect will generate considerable curiosity, as we suspect this could be the first dedicated whisky cache trail in the UK, and one which will only be in operation during the festival.
“What could be better than the chance to explore the great outdoors, soaking up the beauty of Speyside with the prospect of discovering a hidden dram along the way?”