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FRIDAY 31 MARCH & SATURDAY 1 APRIL 2023

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WELCOME TO

Clackmannanshire's Whisky Festival

THE ANNUAL CLACKMANNANSHIRE’S WHISKY FESTIVAL returns in Spring 2023. Tickets are now available for the three action-packed sessions taking place on Friday 31 March and Saturday 1 April in the historic Alloa Town Hall. The 2023 festival promises to deliver an exciting mix of the BEST whiskies from Scotland and the world, together with interactive coopering demonstrations; a heritage exhibition; exhibits from Clackmannanshire’s whisky producing past; old, rare, and exclusive bottlings; special guests; meet the maker masterclasses, and much, much more! What are you waiting for? Book now!

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Clackmannanshire’s Whisky Festival is proudly sponsored by 

Alloa First and the businesses of Alloa town centre

Find out more about the Alloa BID: 
www.alloafirst.co.uk

Festival Overview

Clackmannanshire’s Whisky Festival is delivered through a unique three-strand focus on Whisky, Heritage, and Wellbeing.

Our whisky strand celebrates Scotland’s national drink and the variety of flavours from the distinct producing regions, explored with the help of more than 30 exhibitors from across the country. 

Clackmannanshire has a very unique and extremely interesting history of whisky production. Our heritage strand tells a story of a journey that started in 1720s with the founding of Kennetpans Distillery by the highly-regarded Stein family. Nearby Alloa, the location of the festival venue, is also the town of birth of industry-giant John Jameson, founder of the world’s best-selling Irish whiskey brand, Jameson. His final resting place is less than a 10-minute walk from Alloa Town Hall, the festival venue (view directions). More recently, Carsebridge and Cambus distilleries were leading producers of single grain whisky, the type of whisky produced in the Clackmannanshire area, until the closures in 1983 & 1993 respectively. Clackmannanshire continues to be a global centre for whisky heritage and development with Diageo, one of the area’s major employers, having its European Technical Centre and Whisky Archive in the town of Menstrie, its Scottish cooperage operations at Cambus village and warehouse facilities at neighbouring Blackgrange, incidentally the largest warehouse complex in Europe with more than three-million casks held in bond. For a truly immersive experience, book your place at our Exclusive Whisky Showcase Event where you will have the opportunity to hear more about the heritage of production in the area and to sample a selection of whiskies from long since closed distilleries. This opportunity is very rare and guaranteed to sell-out fast.  

At the heart of Clackmannanshire’s Whisky Festival is its support for men’s mental health awareness and wellbeing.  Using the event platform, the organising team, partners, sponsors, and exhibitors all help in the event’s efforts to promote the work of our male suicide prevention and loss support charity partner, Neil’s Hugs foundation. By attending the festival, attendees are also helping raise awareness and giving support to this vital work. 

With three main festival sessions taking place as part of two-action packed days, Clackmannanshire’s Whisky Festival really is guaranteed to be both unique and very memorable. Tickets are on-sale now, simply choose your session from the selection above to view the different ticket package options available.

We look forward to seeing you there!.

Graham and Serena
Owners, Clackmannanshire’s Whisky Festival

FAQs

Can I purchase more than one ticket?

Yes. You can book for as many of your friends and family as you like, so long as there is availability of your chosen event tickets/packages

Is there parking at the venue?

Yes. There is ample FREE parking adjacent to the venue. Visit our venue page for Alloa Town Hall's parking information.

Are children permitted?

No. This event is strictly for those aged 18 or over.

Is the venue accessible?

Yes. Despite being a very old building, Alloa Town Hall has same level ground floor access via the door to the right of the building/main front doors. A stairlift is in situ for accessing the first floor where our masterclasses and showcase event take place.

Can I bring in my own liquids and drinks?

No. Due to the nature of the event and for security, no liquids are permitted to be brought in to the venue. This includes water & soft drinks, and in particular alcohol. Free drinking water is provided at all times during the event.

I purchased a ticket for the wrong session, can I change?

Yes, so long as there is availability on your preferred session. Please get in touch with our team to discuss changing your ticket.

What is your refund policy?

A full refund is available for tickets and packages where the request is made with 14 clear and full days or more from the first session date purchased. After this time, and up to 3 clear and full days from the first session date purchased, a refund of 50% will be provided. No refund can be provided within 72 hours of the first session purchased.

Timings, Ticket Options & Costs

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Session Schedules

17:00 - 18:00 Main Hall

Preview Hour

Experience the festival in advance of the main session. Limited to 120 tickets. Cost: £10 (available as an add-on to your main session ticket)

18:00 - 21:00 Main Hall

Main Session

The main Friday night festival session with over 30 exhibitors. Lasts three hours. Cost: £36

18:30 - 19:00 Cask Room (first floor)

Nose. Palate. Finish: A beginner’s guide to whisky tasting

Knowing how to nose and taste whisky is crucial to getting the most from your festival experience. During this festival event you will learn the fundamentals of tasting with our industry expert. Afterwards, head to the festival floor to test your knowledge. Cost: £10 (available as an add-on to your main session ticket)

19:15 - 19:45 Still Room (first floor)

Glasgow Distillery Masterclass

Hear the story of one of the most popular names in Scottish whisky. Sample a carefully curated selection of whiskies. Not to be missed. Cost: £10 (available as an add-on to your main session ticket)

20:00 - 20:50 Cask Room (first floor)

EXCLUSIVE: Whisky Showcase Event

Our very special showcase of Clackmannanshire's whisky heritage and the chance to sample whisky made in Clackmannanshire by the brands no longer with us. Once it's gone, it's gone. An event for true whisky fans and one not to be missed! Cost: £28 (available as an add-on to your main session ticket)

20:45 - 20:50 Main Hall

Last Exhibitor Pour

The festival shop will remain open until 9.15pm.

21:15 - Main Hall

Bar Closes

Bar closes at 9.15pm with the venue closing shortly afterwards at 9.30pm.

12:00 - 13:00 Main Hall

Preview Hour

Experience the festival in advance of the main session. Limited to 120 tickets. Cost: £10 (available as an add-on to your main session ticket)

13:00 - 16:00 Main Hall

Main Session

The main Saturday day festival session with over 30 exhibitors. Lasts three hours. Cost: £36

13:30 - 14:00 Cask Room (first floor)

Nose. Palate. Finish: A beginner’s guide to whisky tasting

Knowing how to nose and taste whisky is crucial to getting the most from your festival experience. During this festival event you will learn the fundamentals of tasting with our industry expert. Afterwards, head to the festival floor to test your knowledge. Cost: £10 (available as an add-on to your main session ticket)

14:15 - 14:45 Still Room (first floor)

Glasgow Distillery Masterclass

Hear the story of one of the most popular names in Scottish whisky. Sample a carefully curated selection of whiskies. Not to be missed. Cost: £10 (available as an add-on to your main session ticket)

15:00 - 15:50 Cask Room (first floor)

EXCLUSIVE: Whisky Showcase Event

Our very special showcase of Clackmannanshire's whisky heritage and the chance to sample whisky made in Clackmannanshire by the brands no longer with us. Once it's gone, it's gone. An event for true whisky fans and one not to be missed! Cost: £28 (available as an add-on to your main session ticket)

15:45 - 15:50 Main Hall

Last Exhibitor Pour

The festival shop will remain open until 4.15pm.

16:15 - Main Hall

Bar Closes

Bar closes at 4.15pm with the venue closing shortly afterwards at 4.30pm. No access to the venue is permitted between sessions.

17:00 - 18:00 Main Hall

Preview Hour

Experience the festival in advance of the main session. Limited to 120 tickets. Cost: £10 (available as an add-on to your main session ticket)

18:00 - 21:00 Main Hall

Main Session

The main Saturday night festival session with over 30 exhibitors. Lasts three hours. Cost: £36

18:30 - 19:00 Cask Room (first floor)

Nose. Palate. Finish: A beginner’s guide to whisky tasting

Knowing how to nose and taste whisky is crucial to getting the most from your festival experience. During this festival event you will learn the fundamentals of tasting with our industry expert. Afterwards, head to the festival floor to test your knowledge. Cost: £10 (available as an add-on to your main session ticket)

19:15 - 19:45 Still Room (first floor)

Glasgow Distillery Masterclass

Hear the story of one of the most popular names in Scottish whisky. Sample a carefully curated selection of whiskies. Not to be missed. Cost: £10 (available as an add-on to your main session ticket)

20:00 - 20:50 Cask Room (first floor)

EXCLUSIVE: Whisky Showcase Event

Our very special showcase of Clackmannanshire's whisky heritage and the chance to sample whisky made in Clackmannanshire by the brands no longer with us. Once it's gone, it's gone. An event for true whisky fans and one not to be missed! Cost: £28 (available as an add-on to your main session ticket)

20:45 - 20:50 Main Hall

Last Exhibitor Pour

The festival shop will remain open until 9.15pm

21:15 - Main Hall

Bar Closes

Bar closes at 9.15pm with the venue closing shortly afterwards at 9.30pm.

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