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2022 Manchester Whisky Festival
Fri 21st October - Sat 22nd October 2022
Manchester Cathedral, Victoria St, Cathedral Street, Manchester
If you haven’t been to one of our legendary 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. As well as the usual shenanigans, we have a few more surprises for you….
You’ll get to sample the best home-grown whiskies from Scotland, as well as all corners of the globe. The Manchester 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.
Friday 21st October
Saturday 22nd October
1st Session: 12pm-4pm
2nd Session: 5.30pm-9.30pm
Your full session ticket for just £50, includes;
- Entry to one session, Friday 6pm-10pm or Saturday 12pm-4pm or 5.30pm-9.30pm (select which one above)
- Glencairn tasting glass
- ALL WHISKIES SAMPLED IN MAIN HALL (not including 'The Dream Dram Table' drams)
Keep checking back, we're hopeful we will be able to re-instigate masterclasses and have some crackers for you potentially!
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!
Covid-19 and our events
With the changes to Government advice and rules surrounding Covid-19, we have changed our own policy in line with these.
We simply recommend wearing face masks, where possible, and would urge everyone to do a lateral flow test before attending the event, although this is not mandatory.
Anyone with a positive test will be entitled to be transferred to our 2023 festival - you should be rewarded for doing the right thing!
You no longer have to show us a Covid or vaccine passport.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org