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Due to COVID-19 the show has been postponed until 2021. Please check back for more information.

Our show took place from Wednesday 6 to Friday 8 November , 2019, we will return around the same time next year, come back soon for more information.

The Whisky & Spirits Live Festival will once again take place at the Sandton Convention Centre from 6 - 8 November 2019.

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, rum, vodka and more – to its impressive offering! Whisky & Spirits Live launched in November 2017 in Sandton, Johannesburg.

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, rums and other spirits available for sampling in a dedicated area of the Tasting Hall.

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.

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.

Specialist hour-long Master Classes are also hosted separately to the main event where an impressive line-up of Global Ambassadors and Master Distillers present in-depth tastings which often include Whiskies unavailable downstairs in the Tasting Hall. There are only 25 tickets available per session and these are snapped up quickly!

You can expect to experience exciting changes at the festival from the general layout, revamped corporate hospitality packages; to new a VIP Experience brought to you by Schweppes, Coca Cola, Appletiser and Valpre.

VIP Experience Lounge – This is a newly introduced experience and is strictly for our VIP guests. The lounge is limited to 100 people per night. Tickets go for R799.
Tickets include:
Own registration counter (no queues), comfortable lounge hosted by Schweppes, Coca Cola, Appletiser and Valpre , 18 tasting vouchers for the tasting hall, six cocktails in the lounge, a meal voucher and bottled water from Valpre.

The festival will feature an open layout, more accessible social areas, trendy lifestyle products, and live entertainment from various performers throughout the night.
The services of the acclaimed event’s company, OrangeBlock, have been retained to ensure that the event is of a world-class standard and that guests will enjoy an unforgettable evening.

All General Access Tickets include a complimentary tasting glass, a bottle of Valpre Still Water and 16 tasting vouchers.

High-end lifestyle products will be accessible from 17h00 at all events, while the Tasting Hall opens at 18h00 until 22h00.

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Venue >

Sandton Convention Centre, 161 Maude St, Sandown, Sandton, 2196, South Africa

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