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Highland Whisky Festival at Clynelish

Clynelish welcomes you to enjoy a day of exclusive events and tastings on Sunday 12th May. For the full festival programme please download the PDF below and to make your booking please email:

Notice to Visitors

Clynelish Highland Whisky Festival Tickets available now. Call us on 01408 623000 or email

Download Tour Summary PDF

Clynelish Operator's Tour

Time: 10:00, 13:00, 16:00

Duration: 1h

Sunday 12th May

Celebrate the first ever Highland Whisky Festival with an operator's tour and a dram of two distillery exclusive whiskies perfectly paired with Highland Patissier chocolates.

Johnnie Walker Masterclass

Time: 11:00, 14:00, 16:00

Duration: 1h

Sunday 12th May

Johnnie Walker Brand Ambassador Tom Jones will delve into the importance Clynelish plays in the making of the top selling Scotch in the world! Enjoy perfectly paired canapes with Johnnie Walker Ghost and Rare.

Clynelish Manager's Experience

Time: 12:00, 15:00, 18:00

Duration: 1h

Sunday 12th May

Celebrating 200 years of Clynelish with Manager Kevin Innes and his 42 years of experience. One tour, four exclusive drams and countless stories.

Game of Thrones Tasting

Time: 10:00, 13:00, 15:00, 17:00

Duration: 1h

Sunday 12th May

Join Global Malts Brand Ambassador Donald Colville for a tutored Game of Thrones tasting.

Rare and Old Masterclass

Time: 11:00, 14:00, 17:00

Duration: 1h

Sunday 12th May

Meet Ewan Gunn Global Scotch Whisky Ambassador for a tutored tasting of five old and rare whiskies spanning the past century.


Brora Distillery Manager's Experience

Time: 11:00, 14:00, 17:00

Duration: 1h

Sunday 12th May

Join Stewart Bowman with a dram of Brora on the journey of ressurecting this Distillery from the History books.

Festival Bottling

Sunday 12th May

Fill your very own bottle of Clynelish from an exclusive cask selected to celebrate the first ever Highland Whisky Festival.

History Experience

Sunday 12th May

Celebrate 200 years of Clynelish with Jo McKercher, Senior Archivist.

Whisky and Chocolate Experience

Time: 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00, 18:00

Duration: 30m

Sunday 12th May

Join Jazz from the Highland Patissier for a chocoalte demonstration and discover why whisky and chocolate is a match made in heaven.

Cocktail Masterclass

Sunday 12th May

Join our Brand Ambassadors for a cocktail master class that is sure to surprise and delight.

Maturation Masterclass

Sunday 12th May

Join our coopers in a cask manufacturing demonstration and a discussion of the fundamentals of maturation.


Celebrating 200 years of Clynelish

Time: 19:00

Sunday 12th May

Five course whisky dinner and a ceildh the perfect end to the perfect day!

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Clynelish Highland Whisky Festival Tickets will be available to purchase soon.


We are delighted to introduce a fill your own bottle option for the Highland Whisky Festival

A spirit of its own

Islay, the 'Queen of the Hebrides', is probably best known for its peaty, smoky whiskies. Some say they are the best in the whole world. Home to 8 working distilleries, Islay definitely has the process of making the stuff down to a fine art. Sláinte!

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Opening Times

March - October

Monday - Saturday

10:00 - 17:00

November - February

Monday - Saturday

10:00 - 15:00


Where to find us

Whisky from the green pasture

Clynelish Distillery




Clynelish Distillery

Contact us

Tel: 01408 623000



By Car: Head north on the A9 through Brora and follow the brown signs to Clynelish first on the left.

By Train: From Brora train station turn right heading north and follow the main road.

Highland Whisky Festival

Further Information

Please note there will be no over night parking available on the site during the Festival. We look forward to seeing you again for another busy festival.