Toasting Scotch Whisky

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 working distilleries in Scotland, roughly half are in the Spey Valley, and 28 of those open their doors to the public during festival...

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