We’re moving our festival to Saturday the 19th of February 2022.
After much thought and many meetings in Bon Accord (any excuse) we feel that it will be in everyone’s best interests to move the date. We know that many of you plan your visit to our event well in advance booking trains, hotels and even flights and we also want to be able to properly prepare to bring you the best festival we can. Moving from November to February allows us all to confidently plan the day once we see how autumn and winter go.
Hopefully this isn’t too much of a disappointment to you but if things progress well towards the end of the year then we should be back with a bang in February and all drams blazing.
We’ll have more updates for you in the months ahead plus details of ticket sales as soon as we’re ready to go with those.
Following our announcement last week that this year’s festival has been cancelled we have now booked Hampden Park for Saturday 20th of November next year. Please stick the date in your diary and we’ll have updates in the New Year regarding tickets etc.
Unfortunately due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding the current coronavirus pandemic we have taken the reluctant decision to cancel this year’s event.
We feel that there is unlikely any safe way in which it can take place in its current format and with certain parts of the country being locked down again there is a high probability that we won’t be allowed to hold an event of this size in November anyway.
We know this will cause a lot of disappointment – it certainly has for us! – but for those who may have travel and accommodation bookings we feel it is only fair to come to a decision now. We held off as long as we possibly could but we had to make a call now and cancellation is the only real option available.
Meanwhile we will be ploughing ahead with preparations for our 2021 event and whilst we don’t have a set date at the moment we would invite you to join us next November at Hampden Park, if all goes well.
Please stay safe and well and thanks for your patience this year which has been difficult for us all.
Finally, stay tuned for updates in the coming months where we might have one or two surprises in store…
In exactly six months we’ll be opening the doors once again at Hampden Park for Glasgow’s Whisky Festival. This is our 10th year so we’re delighted to announce as part of the celebrations that we have The Glasgow Distillery Co. once again as our Headline Sponsor! Last year when we opened the doors at 12pm fans of the whisky ran to their special area where they had set up tasting bars for their initial 1770 Glasgow Single Malt Whisky release. This year they will be sampling their 2019 release and you will be able to buy a bottle on the day.
We’re so excited to be working so closely again with one of our local distilleries and we’re sure this year will be our biggest and best festival yet! Look out for loads of exhibitor announcements coming in the following weeks…
Tickets for Session 1 are sold out so pick up your ticket for Session 2 asap before they’re all gone too!
Our 2019 tickets go on sale at 11am on Saturday 23rd of March online and in person from Tickets Scotland and in person only at Bon Accord.
As soon as we have the direct link for Tickets Scotland we’ll be sure to pass that on to you. Keep your eyes on our Social Media pages for all the details and announcements of exhibitors as we book them from now until the date of the festival.
Tickets are £40 each (plus booking fee from Tickets Scotland). Each ticket includes two £5 vouchers for the shop which can be redeemed against any 50cl or 70cl bottle (one voucher per bottle).
There are no tickets available before the 23rd at 11am, so please don’t ask us.
It’s our 10th Anniversary this year which means we’ll be planning a few extra treats so make sure you don’t miss this one! Don’t set one alarm, set two!
Write notes on your calendars, set up reminders on your phones or tie pieces of string around your pinkies. Whatever you do don’t miss our 2019 tickets going on sale at 11am on Saturday 23rd of March from Tickets Scotland and in person at Bon Accord.
Tickets are £40 each (plus booking fee from Tickets Scotland). See the Tickets page for more details and keep an eye on our Social Media for updates.
Please do not ask us for tickets before this date or we will talk about you and your ears will burn.
Last year at Glasgow’s Whisky Festival we decided to hold a food bank raffle to collect goods for Drumchapel Food Bank in Glasgow. This food bank provides a lifeline to many of the poorest families in the city and is something we really wanted to help with.
The experiment paid off and we filled two vans with food and toiletries, thanks to your generosity! It was so successful we are doing it again this year. All you have to do is bring along as many items on the list below as you wish and we’ll exchange them each for a raffle ticket. The more you bring the more chance you have of winning tickets for next year. It’s that simple!
Take the list below with you when you do your food shop this week and help us to help those less fortunate than ourselves in Glasgow.
We’ll be drawing the winners live on Facebook next week from Bon Accord so keep your eyes peeled for news of when that will take place and good luck!
It’s just under a month to go and the remaining few tickets for Session 2 are about to sell out at Tickets Scotland.
If you haven’t booked yours yet then now is the time to avoid any disappointment. You know you’ll regret it if you don’t!
More exhibitors have been announced and are listed on our Exhibitors page.
Glenfiddich, Murray McDavid and James Eadie have all been added recently with many more still to be announced over the coming weeks. As usual, you’ll be the first to find out if you follow our Social Media (see the wee icons at the top right above the right menu).
We’re working away behind the scenes to bring you the biggest and best festival yet, and can confirm we have over 65 stands booked with more to follow! This will be a new record for us again as we continue to grow every year to bring you as much choice from around the globe as we possibly can, all under one roof in Scotland’s National Stadium, Hampden Park.
Our announcements are coming thick and fast on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram channels and you can see the current list of those we have revealed on the Exhibitors page right now.
Recent posts include The Scotch Malt Whisky Society, Glengoyne and Speyburn.
We also have world whiskies available to sample on the day such as Mackmyra from Sweden and Paul John from India.
There are just a few tickets left for Session 2 which you can purchase from Tickets Scotland or Bon Accord (in person only) in Glasgow.