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2023 Bristol Whisky Festival

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2023 Bristol Whisky Festival

Sat 22nd April 2023


College Green, Bristol, BS1 5TR

If you haven’t been to one of our festivals before you are in for a treat! If you have then you know what to expect, only this year we are back bigger and better.

You’ll get to sample the best home-grown whiskies from Scotland, as well as all corners of the globe. The Bristol Whisky Festival attracts the finest distillers from as far afield as India, Japan, the USA and even England!

Simply approach any of the exhibitors stands, ask politely for a dram and you shall receive a tasty glass of whisky (it really is that simple!). Every exhibitor knows their whiskies inside out and it’s well worth taking advantage of this knowledge.

Sessions and tickets

We deliberately set specific session times so the festival doesn’t get overcrowded, meaning you can sip and swallow at your own pace.

Saturday 22nd April 2023

1st Session: 12pm-4pm

2nd Session: 5pm-9pm

The full session ticket, for just £50, includes;

  • Entry to one session, Saturday 12pm-4pm or 5pm-9pm (select which above)
  • Glencairn tasting glass
  • ALL WHISKIES SAMPLED IN MAIN HALL (not including 'The Dream Dram Table' drams)

Festival Masterclasses

Getting up close and tasting with an expert for 45-60 minutes. These classes are FREE but very limited numbers-wise, so you must be quick to get in! Details will be released a little nearer the time.

You must have a valid festival ticket for the relevant session and tickets are limited to two per person.

The Festival Shop

As in previous years, we will have a retail shop in the show to take care of all your purchasing needs and selling every whisky that you will find in the show.


…will keep appearing here at regular intervals, please keep checking back to see what distilleries are in store for you!

2022 Exhibitors. 2023 Exhibitors will be updated soon.

Code of Conduct

We will not tolerate any kind of abuse, whether it be racial, gender-based or anything else. We do not allow potentially offensive clothing or behaviour. We reserve the right to refuse entry and remove any offenders.

Just be a kind and decent human!

The boring bit

Please, please ensure you buy tickets for the right session. We set strict limits on the number of tickets for each session so visitors can enjoy their whisky at their own pace. We are unable to swap tickets on the day. But, we’re mostly all human, so if you do buy the wrong session by accident, email as soon as possible and we’ll do our best to sort out the muddle.

Please note: ‘last pour’ is always 15 minutes prior to the session end time. This is non-negotiable!

All attendees must be 21 or over – photo ID may be required.

This venue does have disabled access via an appropriate ramp and/or lift. If in doubt or you have any questions, please contact us at

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