Leighton Buzzard announces details of 2019 whisky festival

Leighton Buzzard Railway whisky festival
Credit: Billy Abbott

The Leighton Buzzard Railway has announced details of the 2019 Bedfordshire Whisky Festival.

The 2019 Bedfordshire Whisky Festival will take place at the Leighton Buzzard Railway on Father’s Day, Sunday 16th June.

Following the success of the first festival, which took place last year. The 2019 edition will be better in every way.

There will be more masterclasses with more tickets available, greater selection whiskies and other spirits, and a larger range of entry options.

The event will take place from 10.30am until 4 pm in the engine shed at Page’s Park, entry will be free for advanced ticket holders, and just £2 on the day. Festival glasses are also available at a 40% discount to those who pre-book their tickets online before Sunday 19th May.

There will be five masterclasses, each of which will have a different theme. Limited to 20 spaces, these half-hour tastings will be held by whisky writer Billy Abbott, and will include breakfast whiskies, a beginners guide, fruity liqueurs, world whisky and something special to finish off.

Around 60 whiskies, spirits and premixed cocktails will be available, with prices starting at just £1 per taste.

Soft drinks will be on hand for designated drivers, and accompanied children, as well as a hot food stand.

Railway locomotives which are not in use on the day will be available to view, as well as the Engine Shed Show.

An enhanced train service will be in operation from Page’s Park Station, departing hourly between 10.30am and 3.30pm.

In addition, subject to availability, footplate rides will be offered to visitors to Page’s Park Station using 1912-built steam locomotive, PC Allen.

What did the officials say?

Festival organiser Rocky Lancer said

“I’m delighted that the Leighton Buzzard Railway have agreed to host the Bedfordshire Whisky Festival again in 2019. With all the profits being donated to the railway, I’m looking forward to many customers enjoying the day and supporting a good cause at the same time.”

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