Whisky Festivals



Edinburgh Whisky Festival 2017

June 17 @ 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Life as an aspiring whisky drinker or a more experienced ‘drammer’ would be much duller without a visit to at least one of our Whisky Festivals. For a very reasonable ticket price, you are able to access the professionals who put the stuff together and sell it, and of course you have the opportunity to taste a huge range of whiskies from all over the world…



London Whisky Weekender 2017

Back for its 4th year, The London Whisky Weekender has established itself as the most vibrant, exciting and friendly whisky event in the Capital.

This year we have moved to the Kia Oval, one of the most iconic and historic venues in the UK, to give this event an appropriate home.

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Weekender   Masterclasses

As always we have a fantastic line-up of classes available to you at this year’s Whisky Weekender.

We are lucky enough to have Dr. Ian Chang, of Kavalan fame, with us for this year’s show. We also have Angus Macraild – old and rare whisky expert – back for tastings of a premium nature.

Classes will appear on the attached page with increased regularity!

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Edinburgh Festival 2017

Whisky comes home!

We are once again bringing the world of whisky to The Assembly Rooms in the centre of Edinburgh. We are not wishing to show Granny how to suck eggs, but we do believe we can bring you whisky from a fresh perspective…

Sat 17

Edinburgh Whisky Festival 2017

June 17 @ 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Organiser: The Whisky Lounge

Yorkshire Festival 2017

The longest established indoor Whisky Festival outside of London – this is where it all started in the beautiful surroundings of the fair viking city of York.

Note the new date for 2017 is now in October…

Sat 21

Yorkshire Whisky Festival 2017

October 21 @ 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
BUY TICKETS £15 - £45
Organiser: The Whisky Lounge

Manchester Festival 2017

Definitely one to put in the diary for all you Manchester whisky-fans! The one and only and original Manchester Whisky Festival!

Due to potential refurb work on the Town Hall in 2017, we have moved the festival forward to September – you have been warned!

Also note we have a Friday evening session this year too…

Fri 01

Manchester Whisky Festival 2017

September 1 @ 6:00 pm - September 2 @ 10:00 pm
BUY TICKETS £15 - £45
Organiser: The Whisky Lounge

Liverpool Festival 2017

Our 2016 Liverpool Festival was the finest yet with the best line-up of whiskies and masterclasses ever achieved at The Crypt.

Distillers big and small, whiskies that you’ve perhaps never heard of – for one day only in 2017.

Please note the slightly later date in September next year.

Sat 23

Liverpool Whisky Festival 2017

September 23 @ 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
BUY TICKETS £15 - £45
Organiser: The Whisky Lounge

Birmingham Festival 2017

We return to the glorious Council House with our second festival in the mighty Brum. Sample whiskies from Scotland and the rest of the world in this fantastic venue.

As always we aim to bring you a bigger and better event than the last and rest assured that is what we will be working on in the months leading up to it.

Sat 25

Birmingham Whisky Festival 2017

November 25 @ 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
BUY TICKETS £15 - £45
Organiser: The Whisky Lounge

Newcastle Festival 2018

Dates and news coming soon…

Total number of people to our festivals so far in 2015
Average age of visitor
of people asked would recommend a TWL event to a friend
of people asked are new to whisky events
Different whiskies on sample at all of our festivals


Busy day at The Whisky Lounge Liverpool great to meet such interesting whisky people
Jack Ryan, Via Twitter
Bristol Whisky Fest I am in and loving it!
Dr Olly Butters, Via Twitter
I’ve had a fabulous afternoon at The Whisky Lounge Whisky Weekender another top show and if you missed it you really missed out!
Dave Worthington, Via Twitter




E150, or spirit caramel, is allowed to be added to whisky to ‘adjust’ the colour of it. This will only, generally, take place in large commercial bottlings and allegedly rarely taints the flavour.