Fringe Events

Thursday 5th April 2018
Venue: The Malt Room Inverness
Thursday 5th April 2018
Venue: Macgregors Bar Inverness

Limited & Rare, A event that can never be repeated...........


We would love to invite you to join us at The Malt Room for a truly special tasting. In 1983 the Glen Mhor and Glen Albyn distilleries were closed down, only shortly to be followed by Millburn in 1985. 

Although production ceased over 30 years ago, we are delighted to offer you the chance to sample whisky from all three of these distilleries, as well as a few other local surprises for good measure! 



Malt Whisky, Traditional Music and Rich Scottish History...........


For malt whisky, music and history lovers the ‘Highland Malt Whisky Experience’ is an unmissable and memorable event to include in your itinerary whilst visiting Inverness and the Highlands. Showcasing some of the finest whisky from distilleries in the Scottish Highlands, lively traditional music and captivating stories, there is no better way to spend an evening in Inverness. Book now and come and join us for the craic! 


Friday 6th April 2018
Venue: Macgregors Bar Inverness

High Tea with Orkney Gin Company at MacGregor’s Bar  6pm

We welcome the Orkney Gin Company to this years festival with this one off new event at Macgregors bar Inverness. 

Legends from a mythical place, brought to life through our Gin.

Inspired by the myths and legend of Orkney our recipe has been perfected over many years.

Orkney Gin Company is a family run business based in Orkney, a stunning set of Islands off the north coast of Scotland. The rugged coast, our rich archaeology, and the wind-swept hills provide a source of inspiration for us. The botanicals that can be found growing in this wild environment have formed the bases of our gin. All carefully crafted for you to enjoy!

Join us for dinner from the Fired Up Kitchen with a menu selection chosen to compliment the Orkney Gin Co products

Tasting and Masterclass of : Johnsmas , Mikklemas + Rhubarb Old Thom + Cocktail 

£42.50 - Limited to 14 Spaces

From 8pm continue the party at 

The Higlander Club - A Night Of Secret Indulgence......

Come and join us in the unique Highlander’s Speakeasy at MacGregor’s bar. The Highlander club will be launching MacGregor’s new range of cocktails with the help of Arbikie and Glasgow Distillery.  


Free Entry​

Special prizes for those who dress to impress!


Saturday 7th April 2018
Venue: MacGregors Bar Inverness
6- late

The Whisky Blues

If you are brave enough after the Big Day Out we welcome you to MacGregor’s Bar to enjoy a one off special Blues night. We’ll be celebrating the Scottish links with America with a first class selection of burgers, home fries and cocktails

This night will feature take over hours from some of the exhibitors featured at the Big Day Out, Live music and Arbikies First ever pop up bar!


Sunday 8th April 2018
Venue: Various Inverness

Whisky + Gin Mystery Tour of Inverness

Bringing our festival to its close for 2018 we bring back the ever popular Mystery tour of inverness

It’s Sunday. You need to get out and about, to savour the delights of Inverness.

For gin and whisky fans alike  take our tour of some of the best watering holes in Inverness. Led by your team of musical guides full of stories, tunes and craic! We will take you to meet the makers + their products in a walking tour around the Inverness city centre!

£30 Limited to 15 persons per tour

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