Tickets for Stirling SpiritFEST 2023 are now on sale. This 10-day celebration of Scotland’s spirits marks its return this autumn. The iconic Scottish city will host the festivities, which kick off with a gin tasting on the opening night of Friday 27th October 2023. It combines elements from both the popular Stirling Whisky Festival and Stirling Gin Festival.

This year’s festival is bringing some of the best exhibitors in the biz: Rock Rose, Gin Bothy, Tomatin Distillery, Indie Brands, Douglas Laing, Downpour and Pilgrims – just to name a few. Masterclasses will be hosted by Tomintoul, Stirling Distillery and Marussa Beverages for an experience you won’t forget.

SpiritFEST is a 10 day celebration of all things spirit-related, with workshops, masterclasses and several drinks events at Stirling’s various venues. Information about the activities can be found on the festival website. The weekend showcases are the Stirling Gin Festival taking place on October 28th, and the Stirling Whisky Festival on November 5th.

Since its launch in 2012, the Stirling Whisky Festival has attracted thousands of whisky aficionados to the centre of Scotland, with over 100 of the nation’s greatest whiskies being showcased. This year is set to be even bigger and better with some of the most esteemed brands in Scottish Whisky making an appearance. Those attending can also register for whisky masterclasses which will take place throughout the afternoon and evening.

The Stirling Gin Festival – which was one of the initial gin festivals to be launched in the UK back in 2014 – is set to get underway on the first weekend. Here, you can savour a variety of Scottish craft gins, join cocktail workshops and take advantage of exclusive discounts. The perfect event for all gin aficionados!

June McCann enthused about SpiritFEST 2023; “The inaugural festival was a stunning success with attendees coming in from everywhere in the UK. We will be delivering an assortment of intimate happenings over its 10 days, including a ghost walk and spooky gin tasting at Old Town Jail, glassblowing and whisky tasting under Angels’ Share Glass, and a Rum event. For the freshest list of activities check the event page here:”.

The festival provides an ideal chance for Scottish brands to advertise their products, while also giving guests to the magnificent, historical city of Stirling the opportunity to investigate local firms.

Attendees are recommended to book their tickets soon, as several of the festival’s events are likely to sell out fast. Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite or directly on the Stirling Distillery website, to ensure they don’t miss out.