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The FNB Whisky Live Festival launched in iconic South African township, Soweto in 2013, from 24 – 26 October and continued from 6 – 8 November in Sandton, Johannesburg, celebrating its eleventh anniversary! The festival once again cemented its reputation as being the largest, liveliest and most entertaining whisky event of its kind both in South Africa, and globally, attracting close to 13 000 whisky lovers and curious new-to-whisky visitors across the 2 events. Award-winning whisky writer Dave Broom describes the festival as “the benchmark for spirit shows globally, the innovator”.

“Sowetans really responded well to the way in which the Festival showcases the versatility of whisky through experiential stands. The moment was perfect to stage a show in Soweto, what with the fascination, passion and growing interest in this golden liquid,” says Karen Chaloner, co-founder of the Festival.   

“We are overwhelmed at the response to the show every year, but what we found most rewarding this year was the unquestionable passion and the commitment from visitors and the whisky industry alike. This is the best encouragement that we could ever hope for, and we’re already excited about our preparations for next year’s event, which will be the 12th FNB Whisky Live Festival in Sandton, South Africa,” adds co-founder, Sian Neubert.

 

Dates and venues for the 2014 FNB Whisky Live Festivals and for the brand new 2014 FNB Whisky Live Showroom events will be confirmed and communicated shortly. Keep an eye on www.whiskylivefestival.co.za for more information.

 

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