Record numbers attend Bedfordshire Whisky Festival 2019
More than 500 customers attended the 2019 Bedfordshire Whisky Festival at the Leighton Buzzard Railway on Sunday 16th June.
Following the success of the inaugural event last year, the 2019 edition took place at the Page’s Park end of the line in the atmospheric engine shed. In addition to the 50 whiskies and 30 spirits available to taste, attendees were able to sample locally produced Willow Tree Gin, as well as signing up to hourly masterclasses hosted by staff from the world’s biggest online specialist spirits retailer, The Whisky Exchange.
The event raised around £1500 of much-needed funds for the extension of the railway which is currently under construction between Stonehenge Works and Mundays Hill.
Festival organiser, Rocky Lancer, said: ‘I would like to thank all the volunteers and customers who supported the event, all of who have helped to make the railway’s extension dream closer to reality. Planning for next year’s event is already underway.’
Next up at the railway is the annual ale trail. With an expanded range of beers, from local favourites Tring Brewery and Leighton Buzzard Brewing Company to Welsh-based Purple Moose, as well as pilsner and real cider, this promises to be another superb weekend. There will be bars at both ends of line, with trains between the two, including special later departures on the Saturday evening,
Full details on the railway’s special events, as well as fee-free booking can be found at http://www.buzzrail.co.uk/static/whiskyfestival.html.