Here’s To The 7th Harrow Whisky Festival!

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The popular Harrow Whisky Festival returns to the Grim’s Dyke Hotel on Friday 12th & Saturday 13th January. Last year’s festival was a roaring success and this year promises to be even better. The featured distillers and bottlers are ready to make this a wonderful event you’ll truly remember.

The Festival

This year, the festival will have one of the largest selections yet of distillers, including a delightful mix of old favourites. There is also a wonderful selection of new exhibitors for all you whisky and gin aficionados to discover. Behind each whisky and gin is a story from conception through to production and the exhibitors will enjoy sharing their history with you.

What You Can Expect

Upon arrival, a member of our team will provide you with a loaned tasting glass specially selected for the event. You are then free to enjoy the festival and sample the whiskies, gins and spirits on offer. We ask you to approach each exhibitor and politely ask for a tasting dram. Virtually all spirits are included in your ticket price with ample water provided. There will also be a selection of pop up shops selling bottles of the delights that you have tasted at the festival along with other favourites.

Joining us for the first time are Annandale Distillery, one of the closest Scottish distilleries, situated just North of Carlisle. This Victorian distillery was re-opened in 2014, by two entrepreneurs from the area.

Dream Drams

Sometimes a distiller may have brought something truly special, perhaps the very last of a superb bottling. A small charge may apply to taste such exquisite whiskies. This can include those from much loved distilleries that are now silent. This is where a festival such as ours comes into its own. It’s where the magic happens.

Be Drink Aware

Please do drink responsibly. We encourage you to have plenty of water and do eat some food. The hotel will be serving both light snacks and main meals throughout the day. Last pour is called 20 minutes before your session ends.

Premium Dining

Our Distiller Banquet which combines a tasting and dining session, is almost full. The two course Distiller Banquet ticket also includes admission to the Friday evening tasting session that precedes the Banquet. Attendees who purchase tickets for these sessions are in for a wonderful treat! An evening of fine food and fine liquor.

Remaining Tickets

The festival is extremely popular and we anticipate tickets will so out fast. Ticket pricing starts from only £24pp. To view the full list of ticket options, please visit Please contact us at the hotel on 0208 385 3100 to purchase. We’re looking forward to welcoming you all to this exceptional event.

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