2017 August - WHISKY FRINGE 2017

11th, 12th & 13th August - 2pm to 6pm

Royal Mile Whiskies' annual Whisky Fringe tasting event is now 16 years old and still manages to attract people from all over the world to Edinburgh.

Come along to the beautiful Mansfield Traquair (a former church with magnificent murals by Phoebe Anne Traquair) to sample some of the best whiskies around. Over 25 distillers will be on show with a total of more than 250 drams available to taste. Please do not even consider attempting to sample them all! We recommend selecting a few that catch your eye in the detailed programme which we will email to you a couple of days prior to the event (make sure you provide us with a valid email address). Alternatively, put yourself in the exhibitor's expert hands and allow them to recommend a dram to suit your own personal tastes.

As well as entry to Whisky Fringe, with your ticket you will receive a free snifter glass on the day and a £10 money off voucher to spend at Royal Mile Whiskies on any 70cl bottle over £40 in value. You will also receive a token to exchange for one Half Time Orange dram (exhibitors bring along something special for you to try, but you can only select one of these mouth-watering temptations) and a printed programme listing all the wonderful drams on show.  Everyone who attends Whisky Fringe also has the opportunity to enter our Spirit of Whisky Fringe prize draw to win a £100 voucher and 4 tickets to Whisky Fringe 2018. All you have to do is fill in a (legible!) ballot paper with your choice of the best dram you sampled.

We also recommend you come to the event after a hearty brunch or lunch so you are not drinking on an empty stomach. Doors are open from 2pm until 6pm (last sample pour at 5.45pm). Although 4 hours may not seem like a long time, it is more than enough time to have your fair share. Be wary of the alcoholic strength of all samples, particularly the cask strength ones, and remember to keep hydrating yourself throughout the day by drinking plenty of water from the free water stations dotted around the hall. We want to ensure that Whisky Fringe maintains its legendary reputation as a fun, easy-going and informative event.