Fèis Ìle 2021 heads online

Islay’s Fèis Ìle festival will be held online this year due to the uncertainty of the Covid-19 pandemic. In a statement on its Facebook page, Fèis Ìle said it was with ‘deep regret’ that this year’s festival would be cancelled. The whisky event was due to take place on 28 May to 5 June, and will now be held online. The statement said: “Even if travel to Islay is allowed, the ceilidhs, tastings and large…

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Nemiroff Digestive Fest returns

Ukrainian brand Nemiroff hosted the second iteration of its Digestive Fest to highlight the versatility of De Luxe Honey Pepper vodka. The first Nemiroff Digestive Festival took place in Kyiv, Ukraine, in October 2020 and saw restaurants and bars serve complimentary digestif cocktails made using the Nemiroff Inked Collection of flavoured vodkas. The second Nemiroff Digestive Festival was held between 18 December and 7 January across major cities in Ukraine. Targeting the winter ski season,…

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Tales of the Cocktail postponed until September

The Tales of the Cocktail Foundation has postponed its annual conference and further announcements regarding this year’s Spirited Awards until September 2020. The conference will take place in a digital format from Monday 21 September to Thursday 24 September. Tales of the Cocktail said in an update: “While we continue to navigate the challenges presented to our industry during this global pandemic, we are also aware of the unique circumstances impacting the communities we serve.…

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What’s on this weekend

From quizzes to cocktail masterclasses, the drinks industry isn’t letting self-isolation stand in the way of its ability to have a good time. Here, we round up this weekend’s online events that are not to be missed. As bartenders and patrons are forced indoors as a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, socialising has moved online. But, for those tired of video calls the drinks industry is here to brighten your week. From virtual whisky…

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Tomatin plans virtual whisky festival

Highland distillery Tomatin will host a virtual whisky festival this week after events around the world were forced to cancel due to the spread of covid-19. The first Lockdown Whisky Festival will take place on Saturday 4 April and will be hosted by whisky influencer Aqvavitae. As part of the event, brand ambassadors from across the sector will showcase a range of whiskies. Brands set to appear in the live-streamed festival include Adelphi, Arran, BenRiach,…

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