This June, Holyrood Distillery will welcome some of Edinburgh’s best craft breweries alongside a selection of Scottish new wave whisky distilleries for ‘The Mash Up’ – the city’s first three-day beer and whisky event.
Taking place between Friday 3rd and Sunday 5th June, tickets (£35 per person) include two half pints and a dram from chosen exhibitors as well as tasting samples (10ml) from everyone else. Guests will have access to Holyrood Distillery’s spirits lab and whisky distillery, have the opportunity to chat with local brewers and distillers and take the chance to enjoy slices from the acclaimed Pizza Geeks who’ll be serving up their famous Neapolitan-inspired pizzas in the courtyard.
Breweries taking part include Pilot, Newbarns, Cross Borders, Campervan, Stewarts Brewing, Other World Brewing, Bellfield, Barneys, and Cold Town Beer. Distilleries include Kilchoman, Clydeside, Nc’Nean, Glasgow Distillery, Isle of Raasay, Wemyss Malts and Woven.
There are three slots to choose from 12 noon, 3 pm and 6 pm, each lasting two and half hours.
Customers can stay after or arrive early to explore the exclusive exhibitor ‘half and half’ pairing available at both the distillery’s indoor bar (open till 10 pm) and the courtyard (until 8 pm). DJs will be playing live sets throughout.
The fun doesn’t stop there, as there will also be a Mash-Up afterparty taking place at the nearby High Dive bar (£10 per ticket), which includes a beer, cocktail, and whisky hi-ball. Another local drinking spot, Tipsy Midgie will host an exclusive dram guided tasting.
Holyrood’s Distillery Manager, Marc Watson said:
“We are thrilled to be hosting Edinburgh’s first combined beer and whisky festival, it’s an awesome opportunity to bring together some of Edinburgh’s finest breweries and Scotland’s most exciting distilleries. We want to put a spotlight on the outstanding brewing and distilling heritage of the city, but also have fun and bring people together to celebrate the delicious tradition of the Scottish ‘half and half!’ “
Tickets for The Mash-Up can now be purchased on the Holyrood Distillery website www.holyrooddistillery.co.uk.
Recognised as ‘Visitor Attraction of the Year’ at Icons of Whisky 2021 Awards, Holyrood Distillery can be found at 19 St Leonard’s Lane, Edinburgh EH8 9SH. 0131 285 8977