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2022 Newcastle Whisky Festival
Sat 26th February 2022
Barras Bridge, Haymarket, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8QH
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. 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 Newcastle 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 26th February 2022
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)
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society - Single Cask Singularity - FREE
The SMWS will take you on an ever changing cask journey through five different flavour profiles. All single cask, single malt scotch whisky. You will never have the same whisky again! Ask our ambassadors why and enjoy!
1pm (1st Session), 6pm (2nd Session)
Filey Bay Single Malt - From Field to Bottle - FREE
Join one of the Spirit of Yorkshire ambassadors as they take you through a tasting and education of how this North Yorkshire distillery does things. Fantastic single malt whisky from God's own county - who'd have thought it?!
2.30pm (1st Session), 7.30pm (2nd Session)
To reserve your tickets, simply go to the Eventbrite box above, and click on the relevant masterclass ticket, but be quick! (tickets will be released at 11am on the 22nd February)
Limited to 2 tickets per person. You must have a valid ticket for the relevant festival session to participate!
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