Oban Whisky Festival – West Coast Whisky Feis
Where? My hometown, Oban, gateway to the isles and the capital of seafood in Scotland. It’s only a few hundred yards from Oban Distillery, where you are surrounded by great pubs, food outlets, shops . When? From 12pm – 6pm, at Oban’s Skipinnish Cèilidh House. What? West Coast Whisky Feis, the brainchild of local drinks retailer Euan, Oban Whisky and Fine Wines, good pals of ours by the way (I think everyone in the drinks industry are friends!). Skipinnish Ceilidh House will hosted a range of exhibits from west coast distilleries. Euan Finlayson, owner of Oban Whisky and Fine Wines, said, “We wanted to create an event that showing off the incredible whiskies that the west coast has to offer. Ticket holders received a dram glass and sample from all the exhibitors. There was a nosing competition where attendees attempedt to identify whiskies by smell alone, with a bottle of single malt whisky up for grabs. Samples were included in the event ticket price and master classes are available for an additional fee. Tickets were £30, incredible value considering the amount of drams available.