Jo'burg 2014

The FNB Whisky Live Festival will again bring the wonderful world of whisky to Johannesburg from 12 – 14 November 2014, giving fans of the dram and those that are curious about the amber spirit the opportunity to sample expressions sourced from all over the globe. Running at the Sandton Convention Centre from 18h00 to 22h00 each day and building on its reputation as the largest, liveliest and most entertaining whisky lifestyle show of its kind, the thirteenth FNB Whisky Live Festival will showcase local and international whisky brands and products related to the aspirational whisky lifestyle. This year's event sees the return of the Whisky Showroom where entry is controlled by numbers and premium whisky brands display their products from simple plinths, letting the whisky and the presenter tell each brand's story. For those connoisseurs who really want to gain in-depth knowledge, an array of Whisky Workshops, held upstairs in Committee Rooms 4 and 5 at the SCC, will be on offer. Tasting Hall tickets are selling at 2013 rates: R195 on Wednesday and Thursday for tickets pre-purchased online and R215 at the door, while tickets for Friday night cost R220 at www.whiskylivefestival.co.za or Facebook/FNBWhiskyLiveFestival and R240 at the door. All ticket prices include a complimentary tasting glass, a 2015 SA Whisky Handbook (launched at the Festival), a 500ml bottle of Valpré Spring Water, 15 tasting vouchers, and a 10% discount off purchases made at the Whisky Shop, or on www.whiskyshopsa.co.za. VIP tickets cost R750 each including skip-the-queue early entry at 17h00 to ensure one-on-one engagements with whisky experts, the opportunity to sample special whisky that presenters will bring in especially for the first hour of the event and access to purchase special bottlings exclusive to the FNB Whisky Live Festival before stock runs out. VIP group bookings of 15 plus will receive two pre-booked, 10-minute sessions at 2 of the stands to sample something extra special. Lastly, all VIPs will receive a R200 voucher for Uber taxis (valid for first-time users of the service only).  Follow @WhiskyLiveSA on Twitter, ‘like’ the FNB Whisky Live Festival Facebook page, or subscribe to our newsletter at www.whiskylivefestival.co.za for monthly updates about the event. The FNB Whisky Live Festival promotes responsible drinking. No persons under the age of 18 years will be allowed into the Festival. Designated driver tickets are also available at R95 per ticket. Part of the ticket proceeds will be donated to The Foundation for Alcohol Related Research (FARR).   Balblair Edradour Kavalan Bell's Black & White Bushmills Caol Ila Dalwhinnie Glenkinchie J&B Johnnie Walker Lagavulin Talisker The Singleton of Dufftown Bain's Cape Mountain Whisky Bunnahabhain Three Ships Draymans Bruichladdich Glen Grant Glenfiddich Monkey Shoulder The Balvenie Jura Knights Whisky Aberlour Ballantine's Chivas Regal Jameson The Glenlivet Ardbeg Glenmorangie Highland Park Jack Daniels The Famous Grouse The Macallan Tullamore Dew      

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