Pour me a drop of the good stuff because the fantastic Whisky Birmingham festival is returning in March – bigger and better than last year!
Taking place on Saturday 7 March at The Bond in Digbeth, Whisky Birmingham already has some big names in the whisky world confirmed, including Laphroaig, Buffalo Trace and Chivas Regal set to attend. It’s already the largest whisky festival in the country outside of London, in part due to doubling in size last year, and with over 150 whiskies due to be available to try this year it’s set to be even bigger and better. As well as the traditional Scotch, the festival will also play host to whisky from around the world, including Penderyn from Wales, and Paul John, distilled in India.
There’ll also be the return of the whisky-themed masterclasses – I heard great things about them last year which paired whisky with chocolate, cigars and cheese (I was busy pairing whisky with whisky to attend one of those sessions). More details about this year’s masterclasses will arrive soon.
There are two ways to get in; general admission or VIP tickets. General admission (£30 plus booking) will get you whisky, a festival glass and a ‘dream dram’ token, whereas the VIP ticket (£70 plus booking) will get you all of the former plus entry an hour earlier to the exhibition halls, a brand masterclass and an extra ‘dream dram’ token.
Tickets are available from http://www.whiskybirmingham.co.uk/ and if it’s anything like the last few years it’s well worth getting your ticket early because they have sold out.