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Events in Sandton

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Whisky and Spirits Live

Whisky and Spirits Live

Whisky and Spirits Live

From Wednesday, 8 November 2017 to Friday, 10 November 2017

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre

  • High-end lifestyle products will be accessible from 17h00
  • Tasting Hall opens at 18h00 until 22h00


  • Wednesday: R240 online and R260 at the door
  • Thursday and Friday: R270 online and R300 at the door

Ticket includes a tasting glass, 16 tasting vouchers and a bottle of Consol Glass Still Water

Famed for showcasing the widest selection of whisky under one roof and following global trends, the world’s largest whisky festival now adds a range of other premium spirits for tasting – including gin and vodka – to its impressive offering! Whisky & Spirits Live launches in November in Sandton, Johannesburg, in 2017.

Visitors can expect to meet Master Distillers, Global Brand Ambassadors and a range of industry experts who will be offering advice not only on how best to enjoy whisky, but also how to savour every sip of a range of craft gins and premium vodkas available for sampling in a dedicated area of the Tasting Hall. Click here for more information on what’s available to taste at this year’s Whisky & Spirits Live!

Expect innovation both in the products sampled, their packaging and the experiential platforms from which they’re presented – Whisky may be an age-old drink filled with heritage and promising status to aspirant drinkers; however, the multicultural diversity of the visitors to Whisky & Spirits Live and the spectrum of age groups represented at the event are testament to its consistent reinvention.

Taste Whiskies from the key Whisky-producing regions of the world as you journey through the Festival: Scotland offers a variety of Single Malts and blends from Speyside, Islay, the Highlands, the Lowlands and Campbeltown. Strongly contrasting with Scotch, the American Whiskies and Bourbons prove the golden spirit’s capacity to offer something for everyone. Smooth Irish Whiskeys are often recommended to ease newcomers into enjoying Whisk(e)y, while South African whiskies stun both local and international visitors with complex flavour profiles befitting of the globally-recognised awards that they have received.

Specialist hour-long Master Classes are also hosted separately to the main event where an impressive line-up of Global Ambassadors, Master Distillers and Keepers of the Quaich present in-depth tastings which often include Whiskies unavailable downstairs in the Tasting Hall. There are only 40 tickets available per session and these are snapped up quickly!

VIP Ticketholders have exclusive access to private lounges to network among like-minded individuals and refuel on substantial snacks and bowls. The real drawcard is the intimate tasting sessions hosted by Whisky Connoisseurs in the private lounges which never fail to delight clients and ensure that their experience is an unforgettable.

Contact details

Telephone: +27 10 900 2025