Tomatin single malt will be hosting the world’s first Lockdown Whisky Festival next month. They will be holding it alongside an array of whisky brands including Glen Moray, Arran and BenRiach, with a view to bringing enjoyment to the general public and the whisky industry which, like many others, has faced event cancellations and postponements in recent weeks.
The festival will be live-streamed on Tomatin’s own YouTube channel on Saturday, 4 April, from 2-5pm and will be hosted by independent whisky influencer, Aqvavitae.
The virtual whisky festival will see brand ambassadors from multiple international producers unite to engage with the global audience. Brands to appear on the livestream include Adelphi, Arran, BenRiach, Cù Bòcan, GlenAllachie, Glencadam, Glen Moray, Kilkerran, Kilchoman, Paul John, Tomintoul and Tomatin.
Scott Adamson, global brands ambassador at Tomatin Distillery said: ‘The greatest benefit to organising the Lockdown Whisky Festival is that it’s virtual, so we can bring the community together to enjoy and learn from some of the best distilleries in the industry, all from the comfort of home at a time when staying in and staying safe has never been more important.
‘It’s exciting to be the first distillery to host a virtual whisky festival and we’re thankful for the other distilleries who have chosen to get involved and support it. We will be encouraging viewers to use #LockdownWhiskyFestival on social when they raise a dram with us next week.’
Aqvavitae, an independent whisky influencer, will be hosting the entirety of the livestream, asking questions and hosting the festival as we virtually explore the expressions on offer during each brand’s mini showcase.
A spokesman for Aqvavitae said: ‘Following weeks of unfortunate postponements and cancellations, it’s really refreshing to be part of the world’s first virtual whisky festival.
So... should you find yourself in front of a screen next Saturday 4th April 2pm-5pm UK time, this would be a good one. A great line up of brands already there. Bring all your questions, from whatever corner of the globe you’re in! Hit up the link and subscribe or set a video reminder, you’ll need to catch this one on the Tomatin YouTube channel.
See you at the first virtual whisky festival!