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I wanted to create a short Public Service Announcement (PSA) discussion thread to talk about two of the world’s largest and most famous whisky festivals that Scotland hosts in the month of May.
The first one is Spirit of Speyside from 3rd – 7th May. The Speyside region is home to some of the world's best selling and famous Scottish whiskies like Glenlivet and Glenfiddich but also home to HALF the distilleries there are in Scotland! Here's the link to all the events that still have availability (distilleries normally have strict limits on the number of people for H&S reasons) Here's a couple of shots from my 2016 Speyside trip. As with most places in Scotland, the natural beauty is reason enough to visit!
Bonus: There's public transport and subsidized taxi vouchers available on the festival website. I am a public transport traveller and that is all I know but there are enough services running all through the festival to leave your car at home. Get to Elgin by train (on the Aberdeen-Inverness line) and bus 36 leaving Elgin runs through the Malt whisky line once an hour via Rothes, Craigellachie, Aberlour and terminating at Dufftown (I used this bus a lot in 2016).
The second is Feis Ile from 25th May to 2nd June. I wanted to bring the dates and locations to the attention to the many single malt lovers in the office.