Here’s some of the answers to your most commonly asked questions about our glorious rammy of whisky….
Q. What is the Whisky Stramash?
A. The Whisky Stramash is a whisky event aimed challenging stuffy perceptions of Scotch and other worldly whiskies. At the Whisky Stramash there will be over 200 different whiskies from around the world to sample and number of participatory “experiences” that Stramashers can get involved in.
Q. What do I get in return for my hard earned bullion?
A. The Whisky Stramash is an inclusive event so you get the chance to sample whiskies from around the world and take part in our experiences. Unlike other whisky events, we do not run sample tokens or charge you for getting involved; we believe on running an event that is fun, safe and value for money.
Q. Do I need to bring money?
A. As we’ve said previously, experiences are included in the price of the ticket and we do not run a voucher system for sampling, however if you want to purchase a gourmet pie, a bottle of your favourite, a Glencairn glass for sampling or even perhaps a pint of Harviestoun’s finest you will need to bring some coins. We should add that there isn’t a cash machine available at The Surgeons’ Hall.
Q. What should I wear?
A. This is a very popular question. We did consider promoting fancy dress as we understand many Stramashers want to dress up, however quite simply wear what you like!
Q. I know nothing about whisky and I am a bit worried about asking questions!?
A. You’re in the right place, we will have a load of very special “unbranded” Whisky Stramash ambassadors, who will be there to help, answer quesions and take you on a tour of whisky regardless if you have been drinking whisky for 25 minutes or 25 years.
Q. Is there any food at the Whisky Stramash?
We will have a fantastic food area where you will be able to purchase some tasty grub, soft drinks and amazing Harviestoun Beer.
Q. How do I get on the Experiences?
All our experiences are on a first come basis, but we will have a system in place to make sure you queue as little as possible. Some experience’s have limited capacity, but don’t worry there’s loads to do.
Q. What the hell is the Teuchter?
Quite honestly we’re not telling you. It might not happen, but if it does Scottish Country dancing will never been the same….but don’t be surprised if you’re doing the Teuchter by the end of the Whisky Stramash.
Q. Where and When is the Whisky Stramash?
The Whisky Stramash is held the historic Surgeons’ Hall on Nicolson Street in Edinburgh. There are three sessions over 25th (12pm -4pm and 5pm – 9pm) and 26th (1pm -4pm) of May. Each session is individually ticketed and you are advised to turn up 15 min before your session.