South African whisky festival branches out to Durban


For the first time, the FNB Whisky Live Festival will be travelling to Durban this year, in addition to its regular stops in Cape Town and Johannesburg.

The tenth anniversary of the event sees the festival travel to Cape Town’s International Convention Centre between 3-5 October, the International Convention Centre in Durban for 1-2 November and the Sandton Convention Centre in Jo’burg, 7-9 November.

At each venue the festival will be showcasing whiskies from around the world, with over 180 available to sample in the main tasting hall, along with whisky workshops, a connuisseurs’ lounge and an online retail store from Picard Rebel.

Tickets for all three cities, along with a number of package deals, are available at the festival’s website at

Part of the proceeds will be donated to The Foundation of Alcohol Related Research.

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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