A Highland Fling   Have any of us ever wondered just what a whiskey festival would look like at its inception?   For those of us who have ever visited any festival which has been up and running for a period of time, by and large, everything seems to be going smoothly a lá swan, i.e. everything neat and elegant on the surface whilst there is a lot of paddling going on just underneath. Some of us are fortunate enough to be able to escape to our Celtic cousins in Scotland a couple of times each year and this year Finn MacDonnell and I had an opportunity to explore the brand new Highland Whisky Festival whereby eight famous Highland Distilleries opened their doors for some very special events in a similar fashion to the now very legendary Islay Feis Ile (or Whisky Festival), and Speyside Whisky Festival. Incidentally, the Islay festival actually started out as a traditional music festival. The inaugural Highland Whisky Festival, which took place from
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