The Whiskey Affair continues it’s UK-wide tour by returning to London on the 23rd April. Coming on the back of their hugely successful Brighton event, it’s a lively and fun night out for any fans of whiskey where they can discover new brands and blends,and hopefully pick up a few favourites along the way. With the event split into four sections – scotch, bourbon, whiskey and whiskey cocktails – there’s something for all levels of knowledge from beginners right through to connoisseurs.
The event takes place at Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, WC1 4RL from 7pm to 11pm. Tickets are £10 each and available online now.
This new festival started in London in 2015 and has moved nationwide in 2016. It originated from a simple idea: to allow people to comprehensively explore the world of whiskey against a backdrop of good music, good fun and a sense of inclusiveness for any level of knowledge.
For the Whiskey Affair London, they’ve stepped it up another gear. Alongside live music and representatives from the brands, they’ve got tasting sessions, free samples from a number of new brands, an array of spectacular moonshines from the guys at Shine London. All these factors and more mean you’re in for a great night and even friends and partners with no interest in whiskey can sample the cocktail menu and still enjoy the night. And who knows – with a variety of whiskeys ranging from smooth bourbons to spiced whiskies, you may even be able to change their minds…
Organiser Catherine Jackson is keen to evangelise about the whiskey possibilities and share her enthusiasm with a wide audience: “Back when I started my affair with whiskey, I had so many friends who were knowledgeable about different whiskeys and I was often lost as to where to start. I wanted to dip my toe into the differences and similarities within the brands and learn how to judge which finishes and ages suited my tastes more but I wanted to do so with friends and have a good night out at the same time.
There are some wonderful, smaller independent distillers involved next to household names so there is a true mix of brands to sample. We’ll have wonderful live music and speakers to provide our entertainment for the evening and a photo booth will allow a permanent (and occasionally risqué!) memory of the night. It’s going to be great fun and we can’t wait to share it!”