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.

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1sep - 2All DaySpirit of Speyside: DistilledElgin Town Hall, 1 Trinity Place

Event Details

Distilled will also be a platform for innovative product launches and offers you the chance to meet the makers at a series of masterclasses in whisky, gin, beer and food. Featuring the finest single malt whiskies, artisan gins, local ales, brews and foods.

Exhibitors confirmed to date:
Copper Dog; The Glenlivet; Simpsons Ice Cream; The Drouthy Cobbler; The Balvenie; Avva Scottish Gin; Beach Craft Spirits; The Station Hotel; Speyside Craft Brewery; The Whisky Shop Dufftown; Strathisla; Cragganmore; Glen Grant; Spey Valley Brewery; Berry Good; Glen Moray; The Macallan; Murray McDavid; El:gin; Aberlour; Strathisla; Caorunn; Walkers; Tomintoul; Cardhu; Glenfiddich; Benromach; Gordon & MacPhail; Cairngorm Leaf & Bean; Baxters; Harbour Lights; Macleans Highland Bakery; Favour-it Flavours Chocolates; Keith Brewery.


september 1 (Friday) - 2 (Saturday)


Elgin Town Hall

1 Trinity Place

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