Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Whisky Live Showroom: Durban

The organisers of the popular Whisky Live Festivals that have been taking place across the country for the past few years with great success have announced that they will be hosting Whisky Live Showrooms in 3 cities around the country. Durban and Cape Town remain on the list whilst Pretoria is added on for the first time. The showrooms in essence will be a much intimate experience for the visitor as each event is purposely handcrafted for the cities and displays some of the best that the whisky world has to offer. 

The showroom kicks off this weekend, the 24th and 25th of April in Durban at the Suncoast Casino and Entertainment World with the exclusive tasting areas designated at the Suncoast Sun Zone.  Visitors to the showrooms can expect the best in whisky from local to international distilleries with experts at hand to answer any question , some of the familiar names include the House of Walker,  Chivas Regal, Glenfiddich, Glenmorangie and Bunnahabhain and new comers Tomatin and Smokehead. For the more curious folk, Innis and Gunn a craft beer made in whisky barrels will be present as an intriguing interlude to the norm. 

Visitors to the event can also look forward to products that enhance the whisky lifestyle and that will add to the experiences, these include high-end fragrances from the likes of - Issey Muyake, Jean Paul Gaultier, Bulgari and Burberry. Premium cigars from The Cigar Club and selection of Twisp's flavoured filters. The showroom in its sophisticated and luxury setup is the perfect place for friends to mingle, business associates to network and connoisseur's to chat and discuss the variety of products displayed. 

Tickets for the event cost R170 each and are available via the website or via, visitors who register for the Whisky Live Festival Club at the event will receive R20 cash back or an additional 5 tasting vouchers. All tickets include a complimentary tasting glass, a 500ml bottle of Spring Water and 15 tasting vouchers. First 500 visitors through the doors in Durban each night will receive a free copy of the iconic whisky guide, the 2015 SA Whisky Handbook.

Tickets are limited for this event and its best for you to book tickets online to avoid disappointment. If you are a fan of fine whisky, you wouldn't want to miss out on this as it is the premier event to sample some of the finest and get to know more about this drink. 

For more info on the event, you can visit the website, follow them on twitter @WhiskyLiveSA or 'Like; the Whisky Live Festival on Facebook.

For those of you on Twitter, tonight we bring you a unique experience as myself along with other other whisky enthusiasts bring you a Live Whisky tasting with our host @JezzTheDJ, we will be sampling some of the great single malts from the Glenfiddich distilleries between 7pm and 8pm tonight, so be sure to join in on the conversation by following the hashtags #WhiskyLiveOnTwitter and #GlenfiddichLive 

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