June 26, 2022

THE INAUGURAL Highland Beer, Gin & Whisky Festival is established to choose position in Inverness around the Platinum Jubilee weekend, June 3 – 5, 2022, in help of local charities.

The celebration will provide alongside one another the most effective beer, gin, and whisky from throughout the Scottish Highlands, as effectively web hosting neighborhood food stuff vans. 

The grounds of the Highland Rugby Football Club (Highland RFC) at Canal Park, Inverness will host the pageant, with all proceeds benefiting Mikeysline, Alzheimer Scotland, My Name’5 Doddie and Highland RFC.  

The pageant will be held in conjunction with Inverness City 7s, a two-working day rugby 7s competitors with tournaments for elite men’s, social women’s and men’s and a entire programme for junior boys, women and younger grown ups. 

Man pouring a pint of beer
The Highland Beer, Gin and Whisky Competition will be held in collaboration with Inverness Metropolis 7s Image by Julian Hochgesang

The weekend of activities kicks off on the afternoon of Friday June 3 at 3pm with a Mini’s and Micro’s Festival of Rugby.

The Beer, Gin & Whisky Festival opening ceremony is at 6pm adopted by a XV aside Invitation Rugby Match and a cost-free to enter Feis Rois Highland Ceilidh. 

Adhering to the rugby qualifying tournament on Saturday there will be songs from the Electric Cherries till late.

Sunday June 5th is finals day for the rugby tournaments and a DJ will be enjoying during the afternoon and evening.

This will be the very first time that a Rugby 7s match has been held in Inverness because 2013. Teams will come to the Highland funds from all in excess of Scotland with invitation sides Spearheads and Crusaders presently signed to the Elite celebration and robust desire from senior Countrywide League clubs and neighborhood sides for the social tournaments. 

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Roy Dinnes, vice president at Highland RFC, said: “After remaining delayed two times owing to Covid, we are so psyched to last but not least be capable to set tickets for the inaugural Highland Beer, Gin & Whisky Festival and Inverness Metropolis 7s on sale.

“It looks set to be a superb weekend of food items and drink from the Highlands, terrific new music and, of system, Rugby 7s. The weekend will be a emphasize of Highland RFC’s centenary year gatherings, but we hope it will present a legacy long lasting well beyond our 100th year.

“The Highland Beer, Gin & Whisky Pageant and Inverness City 7s will also carry in cash for the club’s focused charities, Mikeysline, Alzheimer Scotland and My Name’5 Doddie, as effectively as Highland RFC to assistance us keep on to promote and provide rugby to communities across the Highlands.”

The Highland Beer, Gin & Whisky Festival will host beverages producers from throughout the Highlands, which includes beer from Black Isle Brewery, Cairngorm Brewery, Cromarty Brewing Co, Loch Ness Brewery, Windswept Brewing Co and Pet dog Falls Brewing Business.

 Gin will arrive from Red Door Gin, Badachro Distillery, GlenWyvis Distillery and Loch Ness Spirits as well as whisky from Badachro Distillery, Benromach Distillery and Tomatin Distillery, in addition extra to be confirmed.