Dramming in the west of Scotland

National Whisky Festival moves to Paisley in its second year

The festival was launched last year in Glasgow. This year it takes over Paisley Town Hall

WHISKY fans will descend on Paisley next month when the town hosts the second annual National Whisky Festival.

The event, which last year took place in Glasgow, will this year coincide with cultural programme The Spree Festival, which takes place in Paisley between October 12 and October 20.

As well as whiskies from across Scotland, the National Whisky Festival will feature food from local restaurants and street vendors, a craft beer bar and a bottle shop operated by the Good Spirits Company, as well as live music.

“The National Whisky Festival is a combined celebration of the best of Scottish culture and our national drink,” said organiser Colin Campbell.

“The event at Paisley Town Hall will see a whole host of exhibitors and distilleries in attendance, each carefully considered to provide the most enjoyable experience of whisky tasting and entertainment on the day.

“We couldn’t be more excited to bring the festival to Paisley as part of The Spree Festival 2018 for a brilliant day of drams, delicious food and thrilling live music.”

The event at Paisley Town Hall will see a host of exhibitors and distilleries in attendance.

The Spree Festival is organised by Renfrewshire Council.

“Hosting an event such as the National Whisky Festival shows Paisley’s ability to host large-scale events and we can’t wait to welcome visitors from all over to Paisley Town Hall to enjoy a celebration of whisky and the best of Scottish culture,” said Louisa Mahon, the council’s head of marketing, communications and events.

The National Whisky Festival takes place in Paisley Town Hall on Saturday, October 13, in two sessions: 12pm to 15.30 and 16.15 to 19.45. Tickets cost £25.