The World's Biggest



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, rum, vodka and more – to its impressive offering!

Whisky & Spirits Live launched in November 2017 in Sandton, Johannesburg.

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, rums and other spirits available for sampling in a dedicated area of the Tasting Hall.

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.

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Ticket Info

Tickets will go on sale from September 2019

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Early bird offer is only available from 10 September to 30 September for only R250 including VAT.

From 1 October onwards the general access tickets will be R280 online and R310 at the door.

All general access tickets include 16 tasting vouchers, free glass and free water.

Please note: one tasting voucher does not necessarily mean 16 drinks. The vouchers are rated based on the value of whisky/cocktail/spirit.

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This is a newly introduced experience and is strictly for our VIP guests. The lounge is limited to 100 people per night.  Tickets go for R799.

Tickets include:

Own registration counter (no queues)

Comfortable lounge hosted by, Coca-Cola, Schweppes, Appletiser and Valpre.

18 tasting vouchers for the tasting hall

Four free cocktails in the lounge

A meal voucher and

A parking ticket

Please note: one tasting voucher does not necessarily mean 16 drinks. The vouchers are rated based on the value of whisky/cocktail/spirit.


Tickets go for R140 online and at the door. These tickets are only for non-drinkers or your designated driver – no tasting card is included with this ticket. Only a complimentary bottle of water.


Specialist hour-long Master Classes (whisky, gin and rum) are also hosted separately to the main event where an impressive line-up of Global Ambassadors and Master Distillers 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!