Spirit of Speyside Festival

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Spirit of Speyside Festival

Postby BruceCrichton » Thu Jan 19, 2006 9:43 pm

Details at http://www.dufftown.co.uk

Is the Dufftown Whisky Shop under new management?

Who's all going?

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Postby Spirit of Islay » Sun Jan 22, 2006 9:31 pm

I thought you of all people Bruce would be up to speed on the Whisky Shop comings and goings ! Georgie the new manageress used to work in The Vaults . Don't know the person who's actually bought it . She'll be able to tell you how to do a proper festival anyway being an Islay Lass..... :wink: :lol: :lol:

Just noticed that Mark Watt is about during the festival , Mark and Georgie in the same town .......Uh-oh !!!!!
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Postby BruceCrichton » Sun Jan 22, 2006 11:54 pm

Spirit of Islay wrote:I thought you of all people Bruce would be up to speed on the Whisky Shop comings and goings !


Obviously not. :(

Spirit of Islay wrote:Georgie the new manageress used to work in The Vaults . Don't know the person who's actually bought it . She'll be able to tell you how to do a proper festival anyway being an Islay Lass..... :wink: :lol: :lol:

Just noticed that Mark Watt is about during the festival , Mark and Georgie in the same town .......Uh-oh !!!!!
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I know Mark. I've never met Georgie.

Are you coming to the festival?

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Postby Spirit of Islay » Mon Jan 23, 2006 2:27 am

BruceCrichton wrote:Are you coming to the festival?


No , i only attend Proper Whisky festivals........... :P :mrgreen:

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Postby BruceCrichton » Mon Jan 23, 2006 6:02 pm

Spirit of Islay wrote:
BruceCrichton wrote:Are you coming to the festival?


No , i only attend Proper Whisky festivals........... :P :mrgreen:

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So you'll be skipping the Islay festival as well then? 8)

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Postby BruceCrichton » Sun Jan 29, 2006 7:31 pm

Spirit of Islay wrote:I thought you of all people Bruce would be up to speed on the Whisky Shop comings and goings ! Georgie the new manageress used to work in The Vaults . Don't know the person who's actually bought it . She'll be able to tell you how to do a proper festival anyway being an Islay Lass..... :wink: :lol: :lol:


Mike Lord is the guy who bought it. He's been going to the festival for years and he's been at every one I've been at.

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Postby SpiritofShetland » Tue Jan 31, 2006 1:48 pm

I'm not coming this spring either - we're going over to an Island later this summer, so we need to save up a bit of cash...

We'll see about autumn again, maybe the pull of Speyside will appear - just like it did last year.

On another front:
Two papers in Norway have revently published an article written by a couple of journalist who visited the Autumn Festival in 2004 (I know, we're a bit slow over here - just read Clarkson). This article, though in Norwegian, has a couple of pictures of Susan and Fiona, and can be seen through this forum-thread (just press the link embedded in the text).

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Postby BruceCrichton » Wed Feb 01, 2006 10:39 pm

Sorry to hear you won't be coming. :(

I've never felt fitter and would have been up to the challenge of giving people lifts home. 8)

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Postby BruceCrichton » Mon Feb 20, 2006 7:50 pm

Tickets are now available for events at :


http://www.spiritofspeyside.com

I've got mine! 8)

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Postby MGillespie » Wed Mar 08, 2006 6:08 pm

I have an interview with Ros Lewis of the festival committee in the new episode of WhiskyCast online as of this morning...

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Postby SpiritofShetland » Sun Mar 19, 2006 11:13 pm

Try also to get to talk with someone from Dufftown 2000.

The spring festival is a collaboration between Spirit of Speyside and Dufftown 2000 , while the autumn festival is a pure Dufftown 2000-affair.

A good person to talk to is the previous owner of The Whisky Shop in Dufftown, Fiona Murdoch - or René Ramon if she's unable.

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Postby MGillespie » Mon Mar 20, 2006 4:13 am

Great idea, Arne...thanks!

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Postby BruceCrichton » Wed May 03, 2006 5:56 pm

That's the festival done and dusted and i'm going to have another go at a report.

Will let you know when it's posted.

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Postby BruceCrichton » Wed May 31, 2006 8:22 pm

Two reports available. Let me know what you think of the literary styles of both writers.

http://www.dufftown.co.uk/spirit_of_spe ... report.htm

http://www.dufftown.co.uk/stephen_lunn_ ... ay2006.htm

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Postby hpulley » Thu Jun 01, 2006 2:31 pm

Thanks a lot for posting your notes. I really appreciate the notes on the IB bottlings. Sounds like a lot of fun!

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Postby Lawrence » Thu Jun 01, 2006 4:12 pm

Bruce, thanks for the notes and posting, it was a good read, it makes me want to attend next year!

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Postby BruceCrichton » Thu Jun 01, 2006 5:10 pm

Thank you both, Gentlemen.

See you next may or next September.

The IB's are my favourite events as I have been to many festivals but Mike Lord's 'Whisky and Food' series is brilliant as well.

I like food, food is good. 8)

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Postby Wendy » Thu Jun 22, 2006 1:23 pm

Congratulations Bruce,
I see your Speyside Report has been posted on the Malt Madness website, see "Highlights...Malt Maniac, 01/06 Spirit of Speyside Festival." I haven't been to Scotland for many years, but after reading your Reports(2005, 2006), plus other authors from this forum, I certainly have had strong thoughts of attending the Speyside Festival. It would also give me the pleasure to reunite with old friends who live in the area. I think it would be great fun.
Cheers,
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Postby Frodo » Thu Jun 22, 2006 5:22 pm

Nice review Bruce!!


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