The Whisky Exchange

Show Opening

Starts at 11.00am

The Whisky Exchange

The Blind Battle: How Good is your Palate?

Starts at 11.15am

Test your palate and see how good you are against Master of Wine Dawn Davies and master of whisky Dave Broom.

Black Tot

Coffee & Rum with Black Tot Rum & Special Guests!

Starts at 11.30am

Join Black Tot Rum Global Ambassador, Mitch Wilson, for your morning coffee and rum chat. Got a question about rum? Here’s your chance to join us and ask! Throughout the week, Mitch will be joined by special guests from the rum industry for a rum chat and to answer your questions!

Sekforde

Let’s have it out – can & should whisky be mixed? YES we say

Starts at 11.30am

Watch whisky fans and experts debate what we all have an opinion on. Can mixing do whisky justice? Why we need to believe it can.

Teeling

Live Virtual Tour & Trinity Tasting - Hosted By James Kilgannon

Starts at 11.30am

Come & take a tour of our fully operational distillery in the heart of Dublin City.. From the comfort of your couch!

The Dalmore

The Dalmore Cask Finish Tasting

Starts at 11.30am

Join Daryl Haldane, Head of Whisky Experience, as he take you around the World exploring The Dalmore Cask Finishes including The King Alexander III and Quintessence.

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Micky Heads – Looking Back at 13 Years of Ardbeg

Starts at 11.30am

For 13 years Mickey Heads has watched over Ardbeg as Distillery Manager. This year on 1 October he retires.  This is an amazing opportunity to hear from a legend of the whisky world one more time.

Black Tot

Rum 101 with Black Tot Rum!

Starts at 12.00pm

Join Black Tot Rum Global Ambassador, Mitch Wilson, for a daily download of rum knowledge. Over the course of the week we’ll be tackling some of the rum industry’s common misconceptions, and giving you the basics you need to start your rum journey. Each day there will be different topics and look out for some very special rum guests joining throughout the week! Today’s session is dedicated to all you whisky lovers – and how to find your perfect rum.

Chichibu

Live chat and the distillery tour from the Chichibu distillery #1-Yumi, Brand Amabssador and Soma, production dept.

Starts at 12.00pm

GlenAllachie

Live Chat with GlenAllachie Ops Director Richard Beattie

Starts at 12.00pm

Jura

Jura Distillery Exclusive Tasting

Starts at 12.00pm

Join Mark Bruce live from Jura for a guided tasting of Jura core including a couple of special drams!

Nikka

A Journey through Nikka’s Heritage

Starts at 12.00pm

The Nikka Distilling Company has a long history of making top quality malts, grains and blends. Explore a range of these, including a discontinued pure malt.

Watt Whisky

Introducing Watt Whisky

Starts at 12.00pm

Mark introduces you to the first 5 casks released by Watt Whisky.

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World Series: Japan

Starts at 12.30pm

Japan today has many different faces – take a journey of discovery around this beautiful country's whiskies. 

Benriach

The Evolution of the Whisky Bar with Douglas Cook and Michael Brown

Starts at 1.00pm

Fettercairn

The Flavours of Fettercairn

Starts at 1.00pm

Join Andrew Lennie on a Fettercairn Flavour journey. We will be sharing drams from our core range, celebrating almost 200 years of whisky making

Kavalan

Q&A & Virtual Tour with Kavalan Global & UK Ambassadors

Starts at 1.00pm

Get an introduction to the multi-award-winning Taiwanese whisky range with the Global & UK Ambassadors for Kavalan and a virtual tour around the distillery.

The Whisky Exchange

What's in a number?

Starts at 1.00pm

Join Serge Valentin and Dawn Davies as they talk you through scoring and how to assess whisky.

Elixir Distillers

It’s All Fun & Games Til Someone Bottles A Whisky…

Starts at 1.00pm

The trials and tribulations of an independent bottler! Join Ollie Chilton & Julie Hamilton and explore the Elixir Distillers tasting pack.

Diageo - Rare and Exceptional Tasting

Rare and Exceptional Tasting

Starts at 1.30pm

An introduction to some of our most rare and exceptional whiskies, including a 20-year-old Mortlach, island whiskies aged a quarter of a century and a rare treat from Dufftown

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Sherry Lovers

Starts at 1.45pm

If you love whiskies heavy on the sherry then you will love this tasting – discover some of our favourite sherry influenced whiskies. 

That Boutique-y Whisky Company

Boutique-y Afternoon Tea

Starts at 2.00pm

Take a break with Boutique-y Dave and Dr Whisky as they play their silly whisky games and give you the chance to win prizes!

Amrut

Q&A with Amrut’s Head of Distillation, Ashok Chokalingam

Starts at 2.00pm

A regular and much-loved face at the Whisky Show in past years, come and chat with Ashok about the Amrut range and their new distillery.

Bruichladdich

Bruichladdich: Barley Exploration

Starts at 2.00pm

Join Brand Ambassador Abi Clephane to explore the significance of barley type and provenance, through a range of whiskies from Bruichladdich distillery.

House of Suntory

Suntory and Oak

Starts at 2.00pm

Join Suntory Ambassador James Bowker for a breakdown of the six main cask types used by Suntory, as well as a deep dive into the infamous Mizunara.

Powers

The making of Middleton Single Pot still Irish Whisky

Starts at 2.00pm

A short video into the Milling, mashing, Fermentation, Distillation and Maturation

The Balvenie

The Balvenie: Tun Deep Dive

Starts at 2.00pm

Join The Balvenie’s UK Brand Ambassador Alwynne Gwilt – aka: The Miss Whisky – as she speaks with David Stewart MBE, The Balvenie’s master blender of 58 years, about what it has taken to create the rare Tun whisky releases throughout the past decade. Taste alongside to explore this decadent range, and learn more about David Stewart’s extraordinary expertise as a master blender.

The Dalmore

The Dalmore Aged Range Tasting

Starts at 2.00pm

Join Stephen Martin, Global Brand Ambassador for The Dalmore, on a guided tasting of the Aged Range including the 21 years old, exclusive to The Whisky Exchange

The Lakes Distillery

How to Create the Ultimate Sherry Bomb

Starts at 2.00pm

Using sherry casks as his palette, Dhavall Gandhi leads the conversation about the intersection of science and art in the creation of flavour.

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Johnnie Walker - The Distilleries Behind The Name

Starts at 2.30pm

Understand what goes into creating the legendary Johnnie Walker range with this deconstrution of the blend with Ali Reynolds, Johnnie Walker Brand Ambassador and Johnnie Walker Blender, Craig Wallace.

Redbreast

The making of Middleton Single Pot still Irish whiskey

Starts at 2:00pm

A short video into the Milling, mashing, Fermentation, Distillation and Maturation

Balblair

Balblair Masterclass

Starts at 3.00pm

Join Global Brand Ambassador and Brand Outreach Manager Lukasz Dynowiak for a virtual journey through all things Balblair, including a tasting of the core range.

Benriach

Source of Flavour with Stewart Buchanan and Douglas Cook

Starts at 3.00pm

Buffalo Trace Distillery

Buffalo Trace Distillery tasting pack

Starts at 3.00pm

Joe Gabbitas takes you through Buffalo Trace Distillery tasting pack.

Compass Box

Explore our blending room - no questions will go unanswered

Starts at 3.00pm

A backstage pass to Compass Box. Satisfy your curiosity as we reveal 20 years of innovation, blending tips for amateurs and our future plans.

Elixir Distillers

21 Years of Friendship

Starts at 3.00pm

Ollie Chilton interviews 2 lifelong legends of the whisky industry on their discovery of whisky and how it’s changed over the last 21 years

Jura

Q&A - 10 in 10 / Laura MacDonald plus guests

Starts at 3.00pm

Milk & Honey

Tasting and Jamming

Starts at 3.00pm

Live tasting and live music: Tomer Goren, M&H head distiller hosting Sam Simmons and Cat Spencer from The Whisky Band for some whisky & music

Talisker

Expressions of Skye

Starts at 3.00pm

Join Talisker Whisky Ambassador Jason Clark for a virtual Exploration of all things Talisker. He’ll be touching on history, location and production along with tasting 6 incredible expressions

Teeling

The World’s Best Single Malts

Starts at 3.00pm

Join Global Brand Ambassador, Robert Caldwell as he introduces our range of award winning Single Malts including our latest release in The Renaissance Single Malt series aged in Australian Shiraz Barrels

Westland

Westland Distillery: A Brave New Tradition in Whiskey

Starts at 3.00pm

A guided Masterclass tasting of Westland’s Core Range of American Single Malt Whiskeys presented by Chris Riesbeck.

Blanton’s Bourbon

Distillery Walking Tour

Starts at 4.00pm

Join Blanton’s Brand Ambassador’s Aaron Lawrence and James Vermillion as we guide you through a pre-recorded walking tour of the award winning Buffalo Trace Distillery. See first hand where Blanton’s is made, aged to perfection, and bottled from Frankfort Kentucky.

Blantons

Distillery Tour

Starts at 4.00pm

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Bunnahabhain

A deep dive into Bunnahabhain’s iconic core whiskies

Starts at 4.00pm

Billy and David welcome you into world of Bunnahabhain and its exceptional core range: the 12yo, Stiùireadair and the peated Toiteach a Dhà.

Elixir Distillers

MaltsterMind - Elixir Distillers Quiz

Starts at 4.00pm

Daily whisky quiz with a chance to win a bottle

Fettercairn

Q&A - 10 in 10 / Andrew Lennie plus guests

Starts at 4.00pm

Glen Grant

A Conversation With Scotland’s Longest-Serving Distiller

Starts at 4.00pm

Join a discussion with Master Distiller Dennis Malcolm and Global Ambassador Robin Coupar, as they dive into The Glen Grant’s last 60 years

Glen Moray

Glen Moray Cask Experimentation Masterclass

Starts at 4.00pm

Curiosity around flavour and cask maturation has always been encouraged at Glen Moray. Join Dr Kirstie McCallum to discover Glen Moray’s various cask offerings.

Glenfiddich

Glenfiddich – Exploration of an Icon

Starts at 4.00pm

Join our Glenfiddich Ambassadors as they take you on a journey of our iconic malt. A range of whiskies will be explored, from our exquisite Rum finished Gran Reserva 21 year old through to our newest release Glenfiddich Grand Cru, a 23 year old single malt finished in French Cuvee casks. Not to mention a deep dive into our stunning 26 year old Excellence and the sublime Glenfiddich 30 year old. Our ambassadors will delve into the creation, maturation and stories behind each of these drams as we uncover Glenfiddich dram by dram.

J.J. Corry Irish Whiskey

Irish Whiskey Bonding Masterclass with J.J. Corry Irish Whiskey

Starts at 4.00pm

Join the founder of J.J. Corry Irish Whiskey

Kilkerran

Live chat with Ranald Watson and Findlay Ross

Starts at 4.00pm

Join our Group Director of Sales & Marketing, Ranald Watson and our Director of Production, Findlay Ross to talk about everything Kilkerran.

Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery

Women who Whisky: Team SOY chat with The Swedish Whisky Girl

Starts at 4.00pm

Join Jenni, Libby and Chrissie from Spirit of Yorkshire as we chat all things whisky with Moa aka the excellent ‘The Swedish Whisky Girl’.

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Three Evolving Distillers

Starts at 4.00pm

Dave Broom will be joined by Euan Mitchell of Arran, Ashok Chokalingam of Amrut and Andrea Wilson of Michter's to discuss how these three award-winning distilleries are adapting to the ever-changing world of whisky. 

Watt Whisky

Watt We’re All About

Starts at 4.00pm

Mark & Kate chat about starting the company, brand philosophy, cask selection and future plans.

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Appleton – The Jamaican Way

Starts at 4.15pm

Join the Lady of Rum herself Joy Spence and Dawn Davies to understand just why this Jamaican distillery is so iconic

BBR

Doug McIvor and Ronnie Cox’s Favourite Tipples Over the Last 40 Years.

Starts at 5.00pm

Join industry legends, Doug McIvor and Ronnie Cox as they taste through their favourite tipples over the last 40 years.

Buffalo Trace Distillery

Bourbon Legends tasting pack

Starts at 5.00pm

Joe Gabbitas takes you through the Bourbon Legends tasting pack.

Chivas

Scotch vs Irish: Cocktails

Starts at 5.00pm

Two Ambassadors compete to decide which is best: Scotch Whisky or Irish Whiskey! Who walks away with the crown? You decide!

Depaz

Depaz Rhum Agricole Tasting

Starts at 5.00pm

Discover Depaz’s core range of agricole rhums, from white all the way up to XO.

Jura

Say Hello to Jura 

Starts at 5.00pm

Chat with Mark Bruce all about life on Jura. Mark (originally from Australia) made the move to the remote island from London in 2019.

Teeling

Stephen Teeling Co Founder of Teeling Whiskey Company talks all things Teeling with Kristiane Sherry from Master of Malt

Starts at 5.00pm

New innovations Teeling has launched in 2020 such as Teeling Black Pitts, Renaissance series and Teeling Small Batch collaborations.

That Boutique-y Whisky Company

Live Boutique-y Whisky World Tasting Pack

Starts at 5.00pm

Global Brand Ambassador, Dave Worthington, conducts a live tasting of the Boutique-y Whisky Tasting Pack, available to buy now on The Whisky Exchange! Plus, a Boutique-y surprise to be revealed.

The Dalmore

Q&A 10 in 10 / Daryl Haldane plus guests

Starts at 5.00pm

The Whisky Exchange

The Indie Series: Elixir Distillers

Starts at 5.30pm

Join Oliver Chilton as he takes you on a tour of some of his new bottlings. 

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Waterford – The Three T's

Starts at 5.30pm

What are the three T's of Waterford? Taste through the distillery's new releases and discover why these pillars of its approach are so important.

Appleton Estate

Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum Masterclass

Starts at 5.45pm

Join Master Blender Joy Spence for a guided tasting of Appleton Estate's finest Jamaica rum

Ailsa Bay

Ailsa Bay – Our Cask Influences

Starts at 6.00pm

Benromach

Tasting with Benromach Distillery Manager, Keith Cruickshank

Starts at 6.00pm

Join Keith for a tasting of the Benromach 10yo, Cask Strength, 15yo and 21yo and an indepth Q&A interview surrounding the history and production at Benromach distillery.

Blanton’s Bourbon

The Blanton’s Standard

Starts at 6.00pm

Why is Blanton’s So Delicious? Blanton’s brand ambassador, Aaron Lawrence talks about what goes into aging Blanton’s, the selection process and how Blanton’s is bottled one barrel at a time.

Chivas

Blending Masterclass

Starts at 6.00pm

Fancy yourself a Master Blender? Create your own signature blend from a range of malt and grain whiskies with different flavour profiles.

Fettercairn

30 Years at Fettercairn

Starts at 6.00pm

This year Distillery Manager, Stewart Walker, celebrates 30 years of service. Join him and brand specialist Andrew Lennie for an hour of music, stories and whisky

Glen Grant

Discover The Glen Grant: Speyside’s Best-hidden Secret

Starts at 6.00pm

Legendary Master Distiller Dennis Malcolm and Global Ambassador Robin Coupar present the whiskies and stories of The Glen Grant

GlenAllachie

Live Q&A with Ben Chambers

Starts at 6.00pm

Isle of Arran Distillers

Lagg & Lochranza Distilleries Warehouse Tours with Warehouse Manager Ryan Wilson

Starts at 6.00pm

Lagg & Lochranza Distilleries Warehouse Tours with Warehouse Manager Ryan Wilson

Nikka

Tasting and Q&A with Nikka UK Ambassador, Stef Holt

Starts at 6.00pm

Powers

Powers Gold Label Distillers Cut UK Exclusive Masterclass

Starts at 6.00pm

Ronan will conduct a history of Powers Irish Whiskey including information on the new UK exclusive Gold Label Distillers Cut and how to make the Honey Highball Cocktail.

Redbreast

Midleton’s Master Blender and distiller gives an insight into the making of Redbreast

Starts at 6.00pm

Hear from Midleton’s Master Blender and Distiller talking about the effort they go through to ensure every bottle of Redbreast taste as good as the first bottle, followed by live Q&A from Redbreast UK Brand Ambassador

Teeling

Teeling Small Batch Collaborations hosted by Robert Caldwell

Starts at 6.00pm

Robert Caldwell will talk you through our Teeling Small Batch Collaborations with like minded producers who push the boundaries of innovation within their industries.

Teeling

Teeling Small Batch Collaborations hosted by Robert Caldwell

Starts at 6.00pm

Robert Caldwell will talk you through our Teeling Small Batch Collaborations with like minded producers who push the boundaries of innovation within their industries.

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World Series: Globe Trotting

Starts at 6.45pm

The whisky world is ever-changing and new distilleries are emerging daily. Take a trip around the world to see what is out there with TWE head Buyer Dawn Davies

Benriach

Journey of repack of Benriach with Rachel Barrie and Douglas Cook

Starts at 7.00pm

Fettercairn

Live Chat / Whisky and Music / Andrew Lennie

Starts at 7.00pm

Gordon & MacPhail

125 Years of Gordon & MacPhail with Stephen Rankin

Starts at 7.00pm

Join our Director of Prestige, Stephen Rankin for a look back through 125 Years of Gordon & MacPhail

House of Suntory

Tsukuriwake: The Key to Suntory          

Starts at 7.00pm

A guided tasting that explores Suntory’s unique production technique of Tsukuriwake, led by UK Ambassador James Bowker. 

John Dewar & Sons

Aberfeldy & Royal Brackla Exceptional Cask

Starts at 7.00pm

An exploration of an age statement whisky followed by expressions from the Exceptional Casks series within the Aberfeldy and Royal Brackla Highland whisky ranges.

Jura

Jura Pub Lock In

Starts at 7.00pm

Join Mark Bruce and Stephen Martin live from the Jura Hotel to talk through Jura Seven Wood, Jura 18 years old and the Distillery Exclusive.

Michter’s

Michter’s – It’s All About The Whiskey with John Shutt

Starts at 7.00pm

Join John for all things Michter’s, including tasting of the core range and examining the details of Michter’s unique production process

Mortlach

Mortlach - Live Chat

Starts at 7.00pm

Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery

Live Tasting with Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery

Starts at 7.00pm

Join Co-Founder David and Whisky Director Joe for a live tasting session, with a focus on our unusual still set up and distilling process.

Teeling

Teeling Small Batch Collaborations hosted by Chris Hayes

Starts at 7.00pm

Chris will talk you through our Small Batch Collaborations with like minded producers who push the boundaries of innovation within their industries.

The Dalmore

Q&A 10 in 10 / Daryl Haldane plus guests

Starts at 7.00pm

The Whisky Exchange

America – Emerging Distillers with Mark Gillespie

Starts at 7.00pm

Mark Gillespie tastes through some old favourites and new kids on the block.

Elixir Distillers

Rum vs Whisky – An Uncivil War

Starts at 7.30pm

Julie and Mitch bring their teams and go head to head to crown the ultimate winner

Benriach

New Benriach portfolio tasting

Starts at 8.00pm

Join Stewart Buchanan to discover "A world of Flavour"

That Boutique-y Whisky Company

LIVE MUSIC with (members of) Barley, Stills, Mash & Tun 

Starts at 8.00pm

It’s been a long day. Join Cat Spencer, Dr. Nicholas Morgan and Sam Simmons for some mash-ups of your favourite songs from the 50s to last week while you unwind.

The Dalmore

An evening with The Dalmore and Davidoff

Starts at 8.00pm

The Dalmore & Davidoff. The Late Hour Churchill; a luxurious premium cigar. A unique blend of Nicaraguan & Dominican tobaccos aged in the finest single malt casks.

The Whisky Exchange

The Whisky Exchange Past Show Favourites

Starts at 8.00pm

Every year we choose a different whisky of the year - join TWE co-founder Sukhinder Singh and Head Buyer Dawn Davies on a trip down memory lane.

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