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2023 Newcastle Whisky Festival

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2023 Newcastle Whisky Festival

Sat 25th March 2023


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 25th March 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 - FREE

1pm (1st Session), 6pm (2nd Session)

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 25th February 2023)

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!

2022 Exhibitors. 2023 Exhibitors to follow soon!

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.

We do not tolerate gender, racial or any kind abuse, potentially offensive clothing or behaviour. We reserve the right to refuse entry and remove any offenders.

Just be a kind human!

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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