First Hebridean Whisky Festival will take place from 21 to 25 May 2019

Distilleries on Skye, Raasay and Harris open their doors for special tastings, tours and music

Scottish whisky festivals have their place in the calendar of many whisky fans, such as the Feis Ile on the Isle of Islay or the Speyside Whisky Festival. Since this year, the Northwest has its own whisky festival: The four distilleries Raasay Distillery on the Isle of Raasay, Harris Distillery on Harris and Talisker Distilllery and Torabhaig Distillery on Skye together host the first Hebridean Whiskey Festival from 21 to 25 May 2019. Only in July 2018 they launched the Hebridean Whisky Trail (we reported), now the next joint action follows, as a press release from the Isle of Raasay Distillery informs.

Every day from Tuesday to Friday, one of the distilleries takes over the role of host and opens their doors for special tours, tastings and events. Torabahaig will start, followed by Talisker and then Harris. On Friday it’s up to Raasay to welcome the festival guests. The Hebridean Whiskey Festival ends with the "Big Day at Slig" on Saturday: At the Sligachan Hotel on Skye, all four distilleries will be offering their products, accompanied by the sounds of the Isle of Skye Pipe Band. In addition, there will be beer from the local Cuillin Brewery, delicacies from the Skye Smokehouse and sweet treats from Chocolates of Glenshiel.

You can visit the Hebridean Whisky Festival for just one day or join the multi-day island hopping.