Laphroaig Live takes on Oktoberfest


Laphroaig 10 year old

Laphroaig 10 year old

This year’s Laphroaig Live, the Islay distiller’s annual online tasting and webcast, will come from the Munich Oktoberfest at the end of this month.

Distillery Manager John Campbell will be joined by Bernhard Schafer, of the German chapter of the Keepers of the Quaich, whisky marketplace supremo Pierre Thiebaut and Allied Distillers’ Master Blender Robert Hicks from the Bavarian beer festival, and will be joined by Laphroaig fans online around the globe.

The panel will be sampling Laphroaig 10 Year Old, Laphroaig Cáirdeas 2012, Laphroaig Quarter Cask, Ardmore Single Malt and Connemara Single Malt.

In addition, as it is Oktoberfest, they will be trying out some of the local beers – including a batch specially aged for the event in Laphroaig casks – and traditional food. Word is, even the suasages have been smoked using wooden staves from Laphroaig barrels.

Laphroaig Live takes place on Thursday 27 September at 8.00pm (UK time). You can keep track of details and join in via

Whisky Festivals:

24jun12:00 pm- 4:30 pmStoke-on-Trent Whisky Festival 2017Around 100 whiskies and more than 15 gins availableKing's Hall, Stoke Town Hall, ST4 1JH

Event Details

Organised by 2 local whisky enthusiasts, Chris Knight and Neil Rowley; we wanted a way to give fellow enthusiasts, and new comers alike, the chance to taste new whiskies from a wide range of distillers from around the world, along with some fantastic offerings from independent bottlers.

There are 2 types of ticket, an Admission ticket and a Masterclass ticket. A Masterclass ticket MUST be accompanied by an Admission ticket.

With the increased popularity of gins over recent years, we also wanted to raise people’s awareness of the fantastic products now available. There will be a number of gins available at the festival, giving you a chance to try new gins from some of the many artisan distillers.


(Saturday) 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm GMT


King's Hall

Stoke Town Hall, ST4 1JH

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