Whisky an' a' That
Whisky An’ A’ That was born from a small idea way back in the Spring of 2003.
Robin Russell, proprietor of Robbie’s Drams Whisky store and Robbie’s Whisky Merchants was growing disillusioned by the lack of enthusiasm on the part of the whisky industry with regard to the promotion of our national drink on home soil.
This led to him pulling together a series of week-long tasting events by many of his suppliers within his Ayr store to celebrate the water of life. They proved so popular that he decided to conduct the same event the following summer. Again, the interest in Scotch whisky was sparked and so he decided to expand the idea for the following year and develop it into a full-blown festival.
The true spirit of our festival, and indeed our physical and online shops, is the enjoyment of whisky. The key aspect is to find something that gives you great pleasure and brings a smile to your face whether you be enjoying a quiet dram to yourself or surrounded by friends and family. That is what we are about.