It's no secret that I love whisky: talking about it as well as drinking it. In fact, I have a wee dram beside me as I write this. So I am delighted to tell you about Whisky Live London 2018. The world's leading whisky tasting show returns to London on Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th March 2018 and welcomes visitors from around the world. With a brand-new whisky themed menu for 2018, Masterclasses, cheese pairings, the VIP Lounge and exclusive private VIP pourings, it is sure to please whisky connoisseurs and newbie whisky drinkers alike.
Try rare and unusual whiskies (image by writer)
Whisky producers from around the globe will gather to showcase their rare, unique and hard to find whiskies, as well as some of the more popular and mainstream brands you would expect to find in specialist whisky retailers. In attendance will be producers from Spain, the United States, Australia, Taiwan, Japan and of course Ireland and Scotland (as well as many other producing nations). It is an international whisky experience not to be missed, whether you're an avid enthusiast or new to the exciting world of whisky.
Laphroaig - one of my favourite whiskies (image by writer)
If you're not a whisky drinker (a concept quite foreign to me) yet - you are also catered with other spirits - gin, voddy and rum.
Your ticket includes:
Entry to the show
VIP Ticket Your ticket includes:
Early access to the show
VIP Goody bag
VIP 3-course dinner
VIP Dining room
So many whiskies, so little time (image by writer)
Times Friday 23 March 2018 from 5pm to 10pm. VIP Ticket holders - from 4pm to 10pm (1 hour extra). Saturday 24 March from 12 noon to 5pm. VIP Ticket holders - from 11am to 5pm (one hour extra).
Cost 49 to £109 (plus booking fee). Check the website for discounts and early bird specials.
A list of exhibitors and masterclass details will be released closer to the date. For further information and to book tickets, click here.
Armoury House (image from venue's website)
The whisky show returns to the beautiful surroundings of The Honourable Artillery Company (HAC) This historic 18th-century mansion, set in six-acre gardens, is close to Moorgate and Liverpool Street stations. Armoury House provides a truly memorable backdrop to a great whisky experience. You can't miss it with its castle-like appearance.