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

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 available for sampling in a dedicated area of the Tasting Hall. Click here for more information on what’s available to taste at this year’s Whisky & Spirits Live!

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, Master Distillers and Keepers of the Quaich present in-depth tastings which often include Whiskies unavailable downstairs in the Tasting Hall. There are only 40 tickets available per session and these are snapped up quickly!

VIP Ticketholders have exclusive access to private lounges to network among like-minded individuals and refuel on substantial snacks and bowls. The real drawcard is the intimate tasting sessions hosted by Whisky Connoisseurs in the private lounges which never fail to delight clients and ensure that their experience is an unforgettable.

All ticket prices include a complimentary tasting glass, a 440ml bottle of Consol Still Water and 16 tasting vouchers.

Where and when?

Sandton Convention Centre, Hall 1 31 October to 2 November 2018


GENERAL ACCESS Includes entry to the Lifestyle stands and Deli from 17h00 and entry to the Tasting Hall from 18h00; a complimentary tasting glass; a 440ml bottle of Consol Still Water and 16 tasting vouchers.
DESIGNATED DRIVER Includes entry to the Lifestyle stands and Deli from 17h00; entry to the Tasting Hall from 18h00 and a 440ml bottle of Consol Still Water. No tasting vouchers or glass are included as this ticket is intended for those who will drive their friends home at the end of the evening.
VIP GUESTS Includes entry to the VIP Lounge from 17h00 and entry to the Tasting Hall from 18h00; a complimentary tasting glass; a 440ml bottle of Consol Still Water; 25 tasting vouchers; access to a private lounge; a selection of snacks and bowls served throughout the evening and a private bar inside the lounge.
Tickets are on sale at www.ticketpros.co.za
MASTER CLASS Includes entry to a 45 minute Master Class with a Whisky Expert in Committee Room 4 or 5. Note that these classes are separate to Whisky & Spirits Live and also takes place at a separate venue at the Sandton Convention Centre.


Speak to Annelie Reynolds on 010 900 2025.

Social Responsibility

Whisky Live promotes responsible drinking. No Under 18s.

All guests are supplied with a 440ml Consol Still Water at all Whisky Live events.

Whisky Live partners with Uber and One For The Road to ensure that guests get home safely.

Designated Driver tickets offer entry into the event and a 440ml Consol Still Water but no tasting vouchers. These tickets are sold at reduced rates for the designated drivers in the group who can then drive their friends home safely.

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