News: Whisky Live Heads To Cape Town, Pretoria, And Durban

By: Mandy J Watson
Posted: 10 April 2018
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The Whisky Live Celebration, a boutique festival experience for whisky lovers, will be touring three cities during autumn/winter 2018. Here's a list of some highlights to seek out, as well as ticketing information.

News: Whisky Live Heads To Cape Town, Pretoria, And Durban

Whisky season is upon us, starting with the Whisky Live Celebration event in Cape Town, which runs from 12 to 14 April at The Lookout at the V&A Waterfront in Granger Bay where the event has been hosted since 2015.

Whisky Live Celebration will move to Pretoria next, where it will be hosted at the Menlyn Park Shopping Centre from 17 to 19 May, and then the Sibaya Casino in Durban will host it from 21 to 23 June.

Unfortunately the most recent communication regarding what will be on offer is from March and there was very little that was new for stalwart supporters of the event but here are a few highlights:

• The Quiet Man: This Irish whiskey is new to the event. There are two expressions available, the original and an eight-year-old single malt.

• Kavalan: The Kavalan range, from Taiwan, which I can highly recommend, will be back after an absence of a few years.

• Blanton's: At least two expressions of this bourbon will be available - Blanton's Single Barrel and Blanton's Gold Edition.

• The Pogues Irish Whiskey: This Irish Whiskey debuted at the Whisky Live Celebration last year but if you missed it you'll have another chance to try it. It's crafted in small batches and is the official whiskey of the Irish Celtic rock band for which it's named.

Additionally, there will be a showcase of whiskies from Islay and Speyside, an American corner, and South Africa's award-winning whiskies from the James Sedgwick Distillery.

The tickets are available from TicketPros but so far only Cape Town and Pretoria tickets have been posted.

The designated driver ticket is R115 (which includes a bottle of water) and general admission is R210 online or R245 at the door, which includes a whisky tasting glass, 16 tasting vouchers, and a bottle of water.

There will also be a selection of food on sale in the venue but I'd suggest eating well before you attend.

Tags: Arts And Culture, Cape Town, Whisky

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