Dornoch Whisky Festival

Friday 29th October - Sunday 31st October 2021

About Dornoch Whisky Festival

The Dornoch Whisky Festival is back for its seventh year!

As a firm fixture in the autumn calendar, the Dornoch Whisky Festival offers a relaxing weekend of whisky-related activities in the beautiful Highland town of Dornoch.

The program for 2021 is awaited, but see below what a great event was held in 2019!

This October 2019 between Friday 25th and Monday 28th we have more events than ever before, including whisky masterclasses, paired dining and industry brand events hosted by The Macallan, SMWS, Morrison & Mackay, Gordon and MacPhail, Elixir Distillers, Dunnet Bay Distillers, Clynelish Distillery and more.

We’re also delighted to be welcoming this year VIP guests from The Macallan! Polly, Russell and Steven – a trio of whisky makers of one of the worlds best-known drams! They will be hosting their own innovative and immersive VIP Masterclass whereby you get to take away your own, specially blended – by you – Macallan dram.

On top of this, they’ll also be present at our ever-popular Grand Tasting that features over 20 exhibitors from around Scotland. We’ll be joined by independent bottlers, distilleries and independent companies as well as our very own Dornoch Distillery and the Carnegie Whisky Cellars! Then after a day of sampling fine whiskies, join us for our Ceilidh in the Castle with music from BlackRock Ceilidh Band!

Or if whisky isn’t your thing, don’t worry – we also have our amazing ceilidh, open to all as well as gin tastings, historic tours, cocktails, live music, shopping and golf!


To view last years programme, click here. Tickets will be available to book soon but to keep up to date sign up for the newsletter