Drambusters Whisky Festival 2018

 Our 7th Drambusters Whisky Festival is now a distant memory. As far as we know, all enjoyed the day and we all certainly had a great time. 

Once again, all our customers were praised by our suppliers for their exemplary behaviour and we are now getting organised for the 2018 event!

Tickets are £36 this year with the rise down to us booking an extra day at the venue to help us with the setting up. Apologies for this.. but it helps us avoid a 14 hour day working for the event as we can spread some of the setting up over the two days. However, on the upside, you will receive a voucher in your goodie bag for £5 off your purchase (over £30) from our on-site shop.

Buy your ticket here

The date for the next event is Saturday 24th November with the doors opening once again at 12 noon.

There will be a Master Class  at 1pm and tickets will be on sale for this later in the year when it will be announced who will be holding it.

The Festival will run the same as previous years. There will be the on-site cafeteria in the Duncan Rooms and the stands will be spread over the Main Hall and the Gilchrist Room as in previous years.

Once again there will be a bus available to ferry you all back into town from 3pm and this will run for a couple of hours.

From the town, service 5 will take you to Easterbrook Hall, or close by within the Crichton Campus. See the timetable below. There are also various local taxi firms..

Burns Taxis 01387 250507 | Mcleans Taxis 01387 247474 | Premier Taxis 01387 250000 | Alba Taxis 01387 247555 | Elite Taxis 01387 403030


We will of course also have our on-site shop and an extended 'pick-up' area for those of you who like to make your purchases throughout the day. Please do make use of this to avoid the huge queues at the end of the day.

The usual security team will be in attendance as will the two first aiders.. hopefully they will be as unused as in previous years. Drambusters Staff will be there in abundance in their bright orange shirts.

We will be operating the Challenge 25 system of ID both at the door and at our shop, so please do not be offended if you are asked your age at either. Please do not attempt to bring anybody under 18 to the event as they will not be allowed in. Our iconic wristbands will be given to attendees on entry and these are required to receive any tasting samples.


Golden Dram

Tickets for the 2018 event will be going on sale on January 3rd to Drambusters Club Members (you can join here)

Tickets are limited to two per member until the end of February (only available from the shop) and they go on general sale on March 1st when they will be available on the website too. A link for this will be here at that time.

Members can also purchase further tickets from March 1st.

Last year we sold out of tickets on March 8th, but we are making another 50 available this year to help ease this a little.