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The London Whisky Weekender 2018

Friday 11 May – Sunday 13 May, 2018

The Kia Oval, Surrey County Cricket Club, Kennington Oval, London SE11 5SS

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Bringing whisky to the masses through informative and fun festivals, is our mission.

Whether you’re a whisky fanatic or whisky curious, our London Whisky Weekender tasting event is an absolute must-do for the good folks of London. Our famous festival format is fabulous. And because it’s our 10th birthday, we’ve got some exciting stuff lined up that we can’t talk about just yet…so watch this space!

Sample over 100 whiskies

You’ll sample the best home-grown whiskies from Scotland and further afield. The London Whisky Weekender is the must-do whisky tasting event in London, attracting the finest distillers from as far afield as Australia and Taiwan.

Simply approach any of the exhibitor stands, ask politely for a dram and you shall receive a tasty glass of whisky (it really is that simple!) Every exhibitor should know their whisky inside out, so it’s well worth taking advantage of this knowledge. They’ll be able to answer any whisky-related questions you may have and will happily explain why their whisky is so damn tasty.

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Under the Counter Drams

The vast majority of whiskies at the festival are available to taste within your ticket price. However, we recommend you take the opportunity to sample some of the rarer, more exclusive whiskies by purchasing Under the Counter dram tokens on the day. Show your Under the Counter dram token to an exhibitor and wait their nod of approval as they reveal their secret stash.

There are several tiers of tokens which can be purchased on the day, and exchanged for different levels of whisky:

  • White tokens £3 each
  • Orange tokens £5 each
  • Black tokens £10 each

Masterclasses and Workshops

As you’d expect, we’re running our famous blending workshops and cocktails masterclasses. But as 2018 is our 10th birthday, we’re working on some new ideas to broaden your minds, heighten the senses, and keep you coming back for more! You can book onto these nearer the time.

Takeaway Whisky from the Festival Shop

As in previous years we have our friends from The Whisky Exchange in the show to take care of all your purchasing needs and selling every whisky that you will find in 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.

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 info@thewhiskylounge.com, stating the name(s) of the recipient(s).

To book your place at a masterclass, you will need a separate ticket for each. We’ll add more details about the masterclasses before the event, so be sure to check back regularly.

The Whisky Lounge is committed to protecting the safety, health and well-being of its festival-goers, staff and exhibitors. We encourage all participants to drink responsibly. We maintain a challenge 25 policy.

Please note: ‘last pour’ is always 15 minutes prior to the session end time. This is non-negotiable.