Glasses at the ready - Fife gets its own whisky festival

The first ever Fife Whisky Festival is set to take place in March.

Thursday, 11th January 2018, 4:30 pm
Updated Thursday, 11th January 2018, 6:05 pm

Taking place at the Corn Exchange in Cupar on March 10, it is the brainchild of Justine Hazlehurst, founder of Kask Whisky, and Karen Somerville, founder of Angels’ Share Glass.

Karen said: “After many years of attending whisky festivals around the world, drinking the water of life in the name of research, Justine and I are both delighted to be able to bring this exciting new event to Scotland.”

The inaugural Fife Whisky Festival, which is sponsored by Bruce Stevenson Insurance Brokers, will showcase the renaissance of whisky-making in Fife, bringing together whisky connoisseurs and beginners with the best whisky producers from Fife and beyond.

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With over 25 different exhibitors, including the Kingsbarns Distillery, Morrison and Mackay, Glen Moray, Isle of Arran and the Glasgow Distillery, there will be a huge range of whiskies to try.

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Vince Fusaro, of the famous Luvians Bottle Shop, the festival’s official retailer, said: “From Friar John Cor in 1494 to, amongst others, farmer Francis Cuthbert in the present day, whisky certainly has come home to Fife. I’m immensely proud to be in the whisky world and to be playing a central part in the Fife Whisky Festival.”

Fife-based musical duo The Coaltown Daisies, famous for producing The Whisky Song for World Whisky Day in 2017, are sure to get everyone’s toes tapping as they enjoy a dram or two.

Graeme Dempster at Bruce Stevenson Insurance Brokers said they were ‘delighted’ to be supporting the event.

For more details and to get tickets, go to the website.

Ticket price includes access to all tasting samples at exhibitors’ stands, a tasting glass, bottled water, and a £5 voucher which you can redeem against any 70cl bottle (costing £35 or more) with our on site retailer, Luvians.