whisky tasting London
Friday 15th – Sunday 17th May 2020
The Kia Oval, Vauxhall, SE11 5SS
Something familiar, something new…
Having brought whisky to the good folk of London for many years, we have decided to broaden our, and your, ‘palate’.
We are putting together what we believe will be a truly mind-blowing selection of the world’s best whisky, rum, brandy, gin and mezcal for the great and good people of London to enjoy.
Let the tried and trusted Whisky Lounge team enlighten and enthral you with amazing spirits from around the globe. Meet the people who make them, get up close and personal with our experts and even create your own. Learn how to be a cocktail-making pro from our award-winning and world-class bartenders and much, much more.
What is it and how does it work?
Our festival ‘mechanic’ is very simple and easy to understand. We like it that way…
- BUY a ticket
- COME to the festival at the time stated on the ticket
- Receive a FREE Glencairn Whisky Tasting Glass on entrance*
- Grab a FREE festival guide
- GO and sample, for no additional cost, over 100 whiskies and spirits
- BUY spirits from the on-site retailer if you want to
It really is as easy as that.
What’s it all about?
Festival Masterclasses are the perfect chance to get up close and personal with some of the finest presenters in the business. Enjoy a relaxed and intimate tasting, away from the hustle and bustle of the main festival. Each Masterclass will be different, depending on who’s running it, and what the focus of the tasting is. Here you’ll get to taste some amazing drams, ask questions and actually converse with the people who know them best!
Click on the Masterclasses tab at the top of the page to find out more!
The Festival Shop
As always we will have a retail shop within the festival to look after your spirits shopping requirements. Keep an eye on this space for who that will be!
…will keep appearing here at regular intervals, please keep checking back to see what distilleries are in store for you!
We don’t want you to go hungry… and you won’t. Watch this space for news on what food will be available during the show.
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, give us a call or email as soon as possible and we’ll do our best to sort out the muddle.
To book your place at a masterclass, you will need a separate ticket for each. We add more details about the masterclasses before the event, so be sure to check back regularly.
Your ticket will be emailed to you as we do not send out paper tickets. If you are purchasing tickets as a gift for somebody else and you would like PDF tickets emailed to you, please email email@example.com, stating the name(s) of the recipients.
*Free Glencairn glass only applies to full session ticket holders only.
Please note: ‘last pour’ is always 15 minutes prior to the session end time. This is non-negotiable!
We operate a ‘Challenge 25’ policy. If we feel that you are fortunate to not look as old as 25, we will ask for ID to prove you are over 18 in order to gain entry to the festival. Do not be insulted if we do, be happy you are so youthful looking!