Spirit 2016

SPIRIT OF SCOTLAND – ROME WHISKY FESTIVAL

Spirit of Scotland – Rome Whisky Festival brings together the top national and international names in the business. The event is devoted to promoting and encouraging the spread of a responsible malt whisky drinking culture through a blend of business, education and entertainment. Spirit of Scotland has emerged as one of Italy’s most important drinks sector events and is swiftly affirming its brand name - a quality trademark that supports and fosters interaction among the industry’s strategic players.

Spirit of Scotland – Rome Whisky Festival marks a key diary date for everyone who lives and loves the world of whisky. This year’s format offers an even richer programme of open tastings, masterclasses, mixology seminars and unique opportunities to meet, talk and taste with industry experts. Once again the Festival will take place in the prestigious SALONE DELLE FONTANE in the city’s EUR district.

FESTIVAL HOURS AND ADMISSION

Saturday 5 March from 14:00 to 23:00 / Sunday 6 March from 14:00 to 21:30

Full price ticket for either Saturday or Sunday: €10*

Reduced price ticket for either Saturday or Sunday: €7**

*The full price ticket entitles the visitor to a tasting glass, a glass holder and the Festival Guide.

** The reduced price ticket entitles the visitor to admission only and can only be bought at the door during the festival.

Those who buy their full price ticket online will be entitled to a 10% discount on all shelf products at the Whisky & Co stand. In addition they will be entered into a prize draw and have the chance to win one of 10 invitations reserved for the public to the fantastic Gala Dinner. This will take place on Thursday March 3 at the Salone della Fontane in the company of special guests from the food and drink sector, journalists and public figures.

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PROGRAMME AND EVENTS

WHISKY & LODE

Following its resounding success in previous editions, Spirit of Scotland – Rome Whisky Festival will once again award the accolade "Whisky & Lode” to the event’s best bottles, divided by category and judged ‘blind’ by a jury of experts. The categories:

Best Scottish Malt

Best Rest of the World Malt

Best World Single Cask

The special prize Whisky & Smile will be awarded to the best whisky overall.

FESTIVAL BOTTLING

The exclusive fourth Spirit of Scotland festival bottling will be presented to the exhibitors and public present at the event on Saturday.

WHISKY "ABC"

Following its popularity with more than 200 visitors at last year’s festival, we will once again hold this brief introduction to the wonderful world of Scottish malts to help ‘beginners’ make the most of their day at Spirit of Scotland. With a dram in hand and an eye on the map newcomers will learn where whisky comes from, what its characteristic flavours are and how it should be nosed and tasted. This mini-course will be conducted by our experts every 30 minutes in a designated area and can be booked on admission with the payment of a small supplement.

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