The winter edition of the National Whisky Festival of Scotland heads to Edinburgh next week - and tickets are still available!

Lots of expert distillers will be on hand offering tasters of both well known and newer brands. 

You can also sign up to masterclasses in tasting and pairing, which are suitable for whisky experts and debutees alike. 

Here's everything you need to know about the event...

When is the National Whisky Festival of Scotland?

The National Whisky Festival of Scotland will take place on Saturday December 11 at Summerhall in Edinburgh. 

Two sessions are available - session 1 is at 12pm and session 2 at 4:15pm. 

Two different masterclasses will also take place: 

  • Whisky & Sherry: A spiritual pairing class with SMWS - Session One 2:10 - 3pm and Session Two 4:55pm - 5:45pm
  • Around the world with Whisk(e)y - Session Two 6:25pm - 7:05pm

How much are tickets? 

There are two different tickets prices:

  • Standard ticket: £35.00
  • Under 25s: £25.00

Access is limited to those aged 18+.

What does you ticket include?

  • Entry to one National Whisky Festival Session (3 ½ hrs)
  • Unique ‘National Whisky Festival Of Scotland’ branded Glencairn crystal nosing glass, to use on the day and take home
  • Access to sampling an extensive range of different whiskies 
  • The official festival programme
  • Discount vouchers to be used at onsite festival bottle shop - run by specialist retailers.
  • Access to masterclasses within your session (to be booked separately)
  • Live music

Which brands will be on offer?

  • Black Bottle
  • Chocolate Tree
  • Deanston
  • The Dalmore
  • Douglas Laing
  • Eden Mill
  • Elixir Distillers
  • Fettercairn
  • Frasier Liqueur
  • The Glasgow Distillery Co.
  • Glencadam
  • Glen Scotia
  • Jura
  • Lindores Abbey
  • Loch Lomond
  • Mackmyra
  • Old Ballantruan
  • SMWS
  • SPEY
  • Starward
  • Stauning
  • Sugar House Rum
  • Tomintoul
  • The Philosophy of Whisky - Billy Abbott
  • Wee Smoky
  • Wolfburn