The Festival will celebrate and showcase the renaissance of the Kingdom of Fife as the home of whisky: the very first recorded whisky was made by monks at Lindores Abbey in Newburgh in 1494.
Karen and Justine love attending whisky festivals and meeting other industry experts and whisky fans. Over the years, they have drunk the water of life - all in the name of research, of course - at whisky festivals around the world and are delighted to be able to bring this exciting new event to Scotland.
The Festival will bring together whisky connoisseurs and beginners with the best whisky producers from Fife and beyond. With over 25 different exhibitors, including Eden Mill, the Kingsbarns Distillery, Morrison and Mackay, Glen Moray, Isle of Arran and the Glasgow Distillery, there will be a huge range of whiskies to try. Fife-based musical duo The Coaltown Daisies, famous for producing "The Whisky Song" for World Whisky Day earlier this year, are sure to get everyone’s toes tapping.
Vince Fusaro, of the famous Luvians Bottle Shop, the festival's official retailer, said: “From Friar John Cor in 1494 to, amongst others, farmer Francis Cuthbert in the present day, whisky certainly has come home to Fife. I'm immensely proud to be in the whisky world and to be playing a central part in the Fife Whisky Festival."