Festival in a Box


FRIDAY 16th – SUNDAY 18th OCTOBER 2020

The Whisky Lounge presents:


A virtual festival with a difference!

The first of these is that we will be broadcasting live from our local friends, Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery. An appropriate and exciting venue we hope you will agree!

Spread across three days, we will have distinct festival ‘sessions’ taking place at various times. If you are not able to make these times, don’t panic, you will be able to watch the session back via our Facebook page, or on our YouTube Channel, at a later time or date.

We will have producers and ambassadors presenting from all over the world, and in many cases, from the distillery where the liquid is made or the warehouses where it is stored.

As always, our festival will include whiskies from near and far-flung places, as well as a focus on Scotch whiskies, to reflect the diverse nature of this wonderful liquid. Anyone with an interest, however big or small, will find a Whisky Festival in a Box for them.

The Festival timetable looks like this;

Friday 16th October

4pm Festival opening and introduction, with Eddie Ludlow

5pm Scotch Whisky Session 1

Featuring Glenturret 12 Year Old, Spey Trutina Cask Strength, Fettercairn 12 Year Old, Mortlach 15 Year Old (Game of Thrones Limited Edition), Kingsbarns Dream to Dram and Douglas Laing’s Braeval 18 Year Old

7pm World Whisky Tasting

Featuring Mackmyra Jaktlycka, Stauning Rye, Nikka Yoichi Single Malt , Whistle Pig 10 Year Old Rye, Hinch 5 YO Double Wood and Penderyn Port Wood

Saturday 17th October

11am Breakfast ‘Malt-Teasers’ Quiz with Inverhouse Distillers

Featuring AnCnoc 12 Year Old, Speyburn 15 Year Old, Old Pulteney 15 Year Old and Balblair 15 Year Old

1pm Scotch Whisky Session 2

Featuring Whisky Works’ King of Trees, Glasgow Distillery’s Glasgow 1770 – The ‘Original’, Glenrothes Whisky Maker’s Cut, Arran Quarter Cask, Old Pulteney Huddart, Benromach 10 Year Old and Glen Garioch 1999 Red Wine Cask

3pm Asian Whisky Tasting

Featuring Rampur Double Cask, Paul John Edited, Kavalan Sherry Oak, Nikka Miyagikyo, Amrut Naarangi and Suntory Chita

5pm Indie Bottlers Tasting

Featuring Cadenheads’ Glenrothes 18 Year Old, Watt Whisky’s Mannochmore 12yo, Berry Bros Tormore 1992, That Boutique-y Whisky Company’s 13 Year Old Inchfad, Single Cask Nation’s Clynelish 9 Year Old and The Single Malts of Scotland Glen Elgin 12 Year Old

Sunday 18th October

12pm Desert Island Drams, with Eddie Ludlow

2pm English Distilleries Tasting

Featuring Bimber Oloroso Batch 2, Lakes Distillery Whisky Makers Reserve No.3, The English Whisky Co. Small Batch Gently Smoked Sherry Cask, The Cotswolds Sherry Cask, White Peak Single Cask STR and Filey Bay ‘Yorkshire Day’

4pm Peated Whisky Tasting

Featuring Kilchoman 100% Islay 9th Edition, Kilkerran Heavily Peated CS, Port Askaig 12 Year Old Autumn Release, Wolfburn Morven, Highland Park Valfather and Laphroaig 25 Year Old Cask Strength 2019

Each session has its corresponding ‘Whisky Festival in a Box’ which you can purchase above!

Each £35 Whisky Festival in a Box comes with the following goodies…

  • The six whiskies for your chosen festival session (20ml each)
  • A Glencairn ‘Whisky Festival in a Box’ Tasting Glass
  • A TWL Pin Badge
  • A can of Larkfire spring water
  • A pipette to add said water to your whisky

plus, the first 175 people to order will receive a bonus…

  • Four mystery world whisky pack – Mission Dram-possible competition

While we finalise the whiskies in each pack, take a little look at some of the brands and distilleries involved so far:


Our Nominated retailer for Whisky Festival in a Box…


Please note: We are a very small team, and it takes time to get our lovely packs out to you. Please be patient and be assured that, as long as you order before the 12th October, that you will get your pack/s before the event (courier willing!).

The free Quiz Pack offer is only open to those purchasing full-price tasting boxes via Eventbrite, and does not apply to those using festival ticket credit or any other method.

Please do not try to order the free Quiz pack only. Anyone who does will not receive it, as it is offered only on the basis of buying a full-price festival box.

Please be aware we do not currently deliver outside of the UK