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Home of Whisky Festival 2017

Exel Wines ‘Home of Whisky Festival’ 2017 returns to the Salutation Hotel

First held in 2014, Exel Wines ‘Home of Whisky Festival’ will once again return to the Salutation Hotel, Perth on Saturday 19 August 2017 between 1-5.30pm.
As well as having the opportunity to taste some fine drams from distilleries and independent bottlers across the country, part of the day’s event will include two master classes. One of these will explore the whiskies produced by Bruichladdich, while the other is set to tickle the taste-buds with whisky-based cocktails. With 10 dram tokens, a free tasting glass and some of the most knowledgeable whisky experts in the industry the festival will, as always, be both informative and enjoyable. A pop-up shop will even be onsite giving attendees the opportunity to purchase a bottle of their favourite whisky before heading home!

Dianne Wilkie, a Director of Exel Wines said, ‘We first hosted the Home of Whisky Festival in the Salutation Hotel in 2014, and it is a privilege for us to be able to bring the event back to this venue again this year. Perth has long had a love affair with the ‘water of life’ and the Home of Whisky Festival is a great way to celebrate this by not only raising awareness of the whisky-making heritage of Perthshire, but also throughout Scotland, giving those attending an opportunity to sample some of the best whisky Scotland has to offer and learn more about whisky production and distribution across the globe.’

Gordon Paterson, General Manager of the Salutation Hotel added, ‘I am delighted to welcome back and indeed for the Salutation Hotel to again be hosting the Home of Whisky Festival this year. It is a thoroughly enjoyable, interesting, fun and educationally stimulating day with so many whiskies to learn about and taste.’

Established in 2009, Exel Wines has gone from strength-to-strength over the years to become one of the UK’s largest online retailers of wine, whisky, craft beer and spirits. With a retail outlet based on 47 South Street, it is also Perth’s leading whisky retailer offering both the wine and whisky enthusiast a little treasure trove of delights, including many rare and collectable bottles.
For more information about Home of Whisky Festival and to purchase tickets visit: or Exel Wines, 47 South Street, Perth PH2 8PD.

Note to editors: For further information and media enquiries please contact Dianne Wilkie, Exel Wines, 01738 493 535 or email

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