This autumn, the city of Stirling is set to host the much-anticipated Stirling SpiritFEST 2023, a 10-day extravaganza celebrating the finest Scottish spirits. Running from October 27th to November 5th, the festival promises an engaging lineup of events, masterclasses, and tastings for both gin and whisky enthusiasts.

A Decade of Gin Excellence

Kicking off the festivities on October 28th is the Stirling Gin Festival at the Golden Lion Hotel. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the event marks a decade of bringing together gin lovers and industry experts for a day dedicated to the appreciation of this versatile spirit. With Fevertree as the main sponsor, attendees can look forward to a wide array of mixers complementing the gin selections.

Whisky Festival: A Crowd-Pleaser

On November 4th, whisky aficionados are in for a treat with the Stirling Whisky Festival at the Golden Lion Hotel. Established in 2012, this crowd-pleaser event continues to attract premium whisky brands from Scotland and beyond, offering a unique experience for all attendees.

A Festival for All

Stirling SpiritFEST 2023 isn’t just about gin and whisky; it’s a celebration of spirits in general. The festival schedule is packed with various events, including a Rum Room Masterclass on November 2nd and spooky gin tastings paired with ghost walks on October 28th and 31st. Whether you’re a rum enthusiast, a gin connoisseur, or a whisky lover, there’s something for everyone at the SpiritFEST.

Engage and Learn

For those eager to deepen their understanding of spirits, the festival offers a range of workshops and masterclasses hosted by experienced distillers. Participants will have the opportunity to engage with industry professionals, ask questions, and even enjoy delicious grazing boards while savoring exquisite spirits.

Stirling SpiritFEST 2023 is poised to be a memorable event for all spirit enthusiasts, with a diverse lineup of events and activities. Whether you’re a seasoned connoisseur or a casual drinker looking to expand your palate, the festival offers a unique opportunity to celebrate and learn more about the world of spirits in the heart of Scotland.

For tickets and more information, visit Stirling Distillery.