Homecoming 2014: Whisky Stramash set for return

Whisky Stramash founders Scott Martin and Darroch Ramsay. Picture: Contributed
Whisky Stramash founders Scott Martin and Darroch Ramsay. Picture: Contributed
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A TWO-DAY whisky festival promising lovers of Scotland’s national drink new ways to enjoy a dram will return to Edinburgh in May as part of the nation’s Homecoming celebrations.

Whisky Stramash, which will form part of Homecoming Scotland’s Whisky Month, will take place in the capital’s Surgeon’s Hall in the historic Old Town area.

Established brands including The Dalmore, Isle of Jura, Dewars and Glenfiddich, as well as a range of smaller independents, are all set to showcase their whiskies.

The Whisky Stramash says it aims to showcase new ways of presenting whisky to the public, with molecular mixology stations and “immersive and interactive” experiences.

Since the event’s launch two years ago, over 4,000 whisky aficionados have sampled the Stramash’s innovative whiskies. This year’s event will take place on the 24th and 25th of May.

Scott Martin, founding partner of Whisky Stramash, said:

“Whisky is a core part of our Scottish heritage that has been enjoyed for hundreds of years and we are privileged to have been selected to lead the celebrations throughout Scotland this year. What started out as a boutique event organised by myself and Darroch Ramsay has very quickly grown into a world-class celebration of our national drink, with a whole month of events now devoted to it.

“We are working closely this year with some exciting whisky brands to ensure this year’s event will be our best yet, with plenty of imagination, ridiculous secrecy, and our signature modern take on good old fashioned fun, bringing whisky into the modern-day world.”

• Tickets are on sale now from Ticketsoup. Tickets are £26 per person.