Toasting Scotch Whisky

The Glenlivet Distillery

CHEERS: Festivalgoers can hike an old whisky smuggling trail

Head for the highlands! For the seventh year running, the Spirit of Speyside festival is about to salute Scotland's best-known export — whisky. From April 28 to May 2, around the towns of Aberlour and Dufftown in the Grampian area of Scotland, you can try more than just a wee dram. The festival includes more than 150 events, including distillery tours, expert lectures, dinners, concerts and ceilidhs (rhymes with dailies) — traditional Scottish country-dancing parties. Out of the 90 or so[an error occurred while processing this directive] working distilleries in Scotland, roughly half are in the Spey Valley, and 28 of those open their doors...

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