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Cooper Software and IFS partner with Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival

Cooper Software and IFS partner with Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival">

We are delighted to lend our support to the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival as they unveil their first ever virtual event programme, by becoming a Gold Festival Partner, alongside IFS.

Now in its 21st year, the four-day virtual festival will return to Speyside, the most famous of Scotland’s whisky regions, from 29th April to 2nd May. Set to be one of the world’s biggest online celebrations of whisky, the festival is enjoyed by whisky novices, budding master blenders and everyone in between.

Festival goers can take part in an action-packed programme of over 60 virtual events. From enjoying exclusive behind the scenes access to distilleries not usually open to the public, taking part in tastings with some of the best known whisky brands in the region, or getting the opportunity to chat all things Scotch with some of the biggest names in the industry, all from the comfort of their own home.

The Festival organisers are hopeful that the full, in-person event will be able to go ahead  between 3rd and 8th November 2021, subject to the Scottish Government advice in place at that time.

Commenting on Cooper Software’s participation in the festival, Frank Cooper, Executive Chairman of Cooper Software said: “We are pleased to support the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival as the event moves on-line for the first time. The organisers have worked hard to prepare an exciting event programme that will ensure the fine spirits of Speyside can still be enjoyed far and wide.” Frank continued: “As well giving us an opportunity to taste and learn about whiskies from the world-famous Speyside region, the event comes at an important time for us, when we are working with a world leading malt whisky creator to implement and deliver a best-in-class IFS ERP solution, to fully integrate all their business-critical processes, leading to greater operational efficiency for businesses in this sector. The event is a perfect opportunity for us to engage further with this exciting industry.”   

More information, including the full programme of events, can be viewed on the Spirit of Speyside website