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Fortify Me: Understanding Wine Casks

Starts at 11.00am

Using casks that were once used for fortified wines is a mainstay of whisky making today. Learn more about the wines that produce these casks and the influence they have on the whisky inside with Dave Broom and Dawn Davies. 

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Whisky 101 With Billy Abbott

Starts at 11.15am

Join our very own Billy Abbott as he guides you through a beginner's guide to whisky session.

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!

GlenAllachie

GlenAllachie Distillery and Warehouse Tour

Starts at 11.30am

Sekforde

Mixers made for whisky and rum – how can this be done?

Starts at 11.30am

Meet mixers tailored to different spirits. Created solely to show off the spirit’s unique character. Watch out G&Ts it’s whiskies time.

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.

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 we’ll be looking at the misconceptions of rum categorisation, and why ‘white/gold/dark’ is NOT a great way of describing rum!

Bruichladdich

Bruichladdich: Cask Exploration

Starts at 12.00pm

With over 200 different cask types maturing in Bruichladdich’s warehouses, this Cask Exploration tasting, led by Brand Ambassador Abi Clephane, will examine the influence of wood on Bruichladdich Distillery’s spirits, ranging from unpeated to super heavily peated.

Chichibu

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

Starts at 12.00pm

House of Suntory

20 Years Selling Suntory with Zoran Peric

Starts at 12.00pm

An interview with long-term International Ambassador Zoran Peric, discussing what has changed over the last 20 years in Japanese Whisky.

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!

That Boutique-y Whisky Company

Live Boutique-y Whisky World Tasting Pack

Starts at 12.00pm

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.

Amrut, Kavalan & Nikka

Introduction to Asian Whisky

Starts at 12.30pm

Join Stef on a whistlestop tour around some of Asia’s most exciting whiskies. Hear from Japanese, Taiwanese & Indian producers and find out how the country influences the flavour.

That Boutique-y Whisky Company

Boutique-y Afternoon Tea

Starts at 12.30pm

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!

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Climate: A Part of the Barrel's Terroir

Starts at 12.30pm

Where you age your spirit will have an effect on the end flavour. Discover more about how and why with Dave Broom  

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Arran Masterclass

Starts at 12.30pm

Join the irrepressible Mariella Romano, Arran Distillery's Global Brand Ambassador, as she takes you on a journey to discover the new look Arran.

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

Old Pulteney

Old Pulteney Masterclass  

Starts at 1.00pm

Join International Beverage Brand Ambassador, Gregor Stirling for what will be a captivating journey through time at Old Pulteney, one of the most northerly located distilleries on mainland Scotland.

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Sustainability and The Scotch Industry

Starts at 1.00pm

Sustainability is top of everyone's agenda – find out how the whisky world is tackling this head-on with Nc'nean's Annabel Thomas, Ardnamurchan's Alex Bruce, Bruichladdich's McEwan and TWE Head Buyer Dawn Davies.

Elixir Distillers

MaltsterMind - Elixir Distillers Quiz

Starts at 1.00pm

Daily whisky quiz with a chance to win a bottle

BBR

Ronnie’s Reserve Tasting with Ronnie Cox

Starts at 1.30pm

Join industry legends, Ronnie Cox as he tastes through his recent Ronnie’s Reserve Range of Single Malt whiskies.

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Brendan McCarron – A Piece of Cake

Starts at 1.45pm

The launch of the new Glenmorangie expression was a piece of Cake – join Brendan McCarron to understand why.

Benriach

New Benriach portfolio tasting

Starts at 2.00pm

Join Stewart Buchanan to discover "A world of Flavour"

Diageo - Taste of Islay

Taste of Islay

Starts at 2.00pm

Join Colin Dunn on a virtual trip around the greatest Whisky island in the world, ISLAY, taking in whiskies from Caol Ila, Lagavulin and Port Ellen, listening to stories and sampling great expressions from these 3 Distilleries. Guaranteed to be “ Smokin’

The Balvenie

The Balvenie: Casking the difference

Starts at 2.00pm

Join The Balvenie’s UK Brand Ambassador Alwynne Gwilt – aka: The Miss Whisky – on a journey through the brand’s range, exploring how cask finishes have come to define The Balvenie releases that whisky lovers know and love around the world. Learn about the origins of the range, how David Stewart MBE has helped put this style of whisky making on the map, and why each cask makes a big difference on the final taste.

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

Watt Whisky

Introducing Watt Whisky

Starts at 2.00pm

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

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For the Love of Islay

Starts at 2.30pm

Join TWE co-founder Sukhinder Singh, as he guides you through his favourite whisky region he loves.

Benromach

A truly remarkable insight into all things Benromach with Susan Colville

Starts at 3.00pm

Join Susan, Brand Home Manager, with a dram for an in-depth look at all things Benromach Distillery

Buffalo Trace Distillery

Buffalo Trace Distillery tasting pack

Starts at 3.00pm

Chris Moore takes you through Buffalo Trace Distillery tasting pack.

Jura

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

Starts at 3.00pm

Michter’s

Making Michter’s with Maturation Supervisor, Katherine O’Nan

Starts at 3.00pm

Focus on the magic that happens as whiskey ages in a barrel warehouse and learn about air drying, seasoning, toasting/charring oak, barrel entry proof, and heat cycling.

Milk & Honey

The approach to blending

Starts at 3.00pm

In conversation, Tomer (M&H Distillery) and Dhavall (Lake Distillery) discuss individual approaches to blending

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Rye We Like It

Starts at 3.00pm

Take a look at this spicy style of whisk(e)y to find out why it is getting more and more love, both from distillers and drinkers.

Benriach

Source of Flavour with Stewart Buchanan and Douglas Cook

Starts at 4.00pm

East London Liquor Company

FOR THE GLASS, NOT THE BOTTLE: EAST LONDON WHISKY PANEL

Starts at 4.00pm

A look behind East London Liquor Co’s latest whisky release, from malt to barrel, still to glass, with a glance into wider industry trends for whisky drinkers to look out for.

Elixir Distillers

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

Starts at 4.00pm

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

Fettercairn

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

Starts at 4.00pm

Glen Grant

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

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 Aged Casks Masterclass

Starts at 4.00pm

Discover Glen Moray’s range of aged statement expressions with Iain Allan. From the yet to be released 30YO, to our recently released 13-year-old Madeira matured.

Mount Gay

Mount Gay 'More Than A Rum’ 

Starts at 4.00pm

Join Miguel Smith, Mount Gay Rum’s Global Brand Ambassador, for adeepdive into the distillery’s most coveted limited edition releases. Whilst learning about the rich Bajan heritage of the world’s oldest running rum distillery, you will taste through: XO,Pot Still Rum, XO: The Peat Smoke Expression, along withan exclusive preview of the brand new Port Cask Expression.

Powers

The making of Middleton Single Pot still Irish Whisky

Starts at 4.00pm

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

Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery

All about Malt, with Spirit of Yorkshire and Muntons Maltsters.

Starts at 4.00pm

Join SOY Co-Founders and Tim at Muntons Malt as they discuss the importance of barley and malt when making exceptional single malt whisky.

The Macallan

The Macallan x El Celler de Can Roca

Starts at 4.00pm

An exciting new collaboration between The Macallan and the 3 Michelin-starred El Celler de Can Roca with David Sinclair, Head of Prestige for The Macallan

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All About The Barley

Starts at 4.00pm

We are hearing more and more about how playing with barley can affect the flavour of a whisky. Join Dave Broom, Thy, Waterford and Kilchoman to discover more. 

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Rum and Popcorn Pairing

Starts at 4.15pm

Popcorn and rum, two things you might not naturally think to pair. After this tasting you will always reach for the popcorn bowl when you pour a glass of rum.

Redbreast

The making of Middleton Single Pot still Irish whiskey

Starts at 4:00pm

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

Johnnie Walker

Johnnie Walker Luxury Tasting

Starts at 5.00pm

Discover some of the luxury whiskies in the Johnnie Walker portfolio, with blends created from rare whiskies and some now closed distilleries

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.

Michter’s

Live From Michter’s Fort Nelson Distillery with Vicky Fugitte

Starts at 5.00pm

Join Visitor Experience Manager Vicky as she takes you through Michter’s Fort Nelson Distillery, highlighting all of the guest experiences.

Teeling

The World’s Best Single Malts

Starts at 5.00pm

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

The Dalmore

Q&A 10 in 10 / Daryl Haldane plus guests

Starts at 5.00pm

Tobermory

Defining island artistry – Tobermory’s unpeated single malts

Starts at 5.00pm

Olivier Maclean introduces two of Tobermory’s unpeated single malts: the 12 year old and the exquisite 2007 11 year old Sherry Cask Finish.

Westland

Westland Distillery: Outposts at the Edge of Whiskey

Starts at 5.00pm

Since 2010 Westland has pushed the boundaries of single malt whiskey into unchartered territory.

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Old vs New Masterclass

Starts at 5.30pm

Does whisky taste the same now as it did decades ago? Find out with a comparative tasting of old and new whiskies with TWE co-founder Sukhinder Singh and Old & Rare Spirits Manager Diego Lanza. 

Benriach

Journey of repack of Benriach with Rachel Barrie and Douglas Cook

Starts at 6.00pm

Blanton’s Bourbon

Cocktails at Home with Blanton’s

Starts at 6.00pm

Learn how to make several cocktails at home using Blanton’s Bourbon

Blantons

Cocktails at Home with Blanton’s

Starts at 6.00pm

Learn with Blanton’s Mixologist, Justin Keating how to make several classic cocktails at home with Blanton’s Bourbon.

Buffalo Trace Distillery

Bourbon Legends tasting pack

Starts at 6.00pm

Chris Moore takes you through the Bourbon Legends tasting pack.

Chivas

The Art and Craft of Blending - Uncovering the Secrets of Chivas Regal Extra

Starts at 6.00pm

Join our convivial hosts Sandy Hyslop and Alex Robertson, as they explore the fascinating world of cask finishing and whisky innovation with a special guest.

Elixir Distillers

Mythbusters with Elements of Islay

Starts at 6.00pm

Katy Kennedy geeks out on PPM with Adam McCudden – Chartered Chemist, head of Manchester Whisky Club and author of the Pyromaniacs blog.

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

A Conversation With Scotland’s Longest-Serving Distiller

Starts at 6.00pm

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

Gordon & MacPhail

Gordon & MacPhail and Glen Grant; A remarkable pairing

Starts at 6.00pm

Join International Sales Director, David King for an in-depth look at the lasting relationship with Glen Grant Distillery

Highland Park

Highland Park Cask Strength   

Starts at 6.00pm

Join us to learn more about the new unique offering from Highland Park with ‘Cask Strength’, whisky in its purest form from the cask. Martin/Gordon will discuss what makes Cask Strength whiskies special followed by a tasting of the new whisky from the world famous Orcadian distillery

J.J. Corry Irish Whiskey

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

Starts at 6.00pm

Join the founder of J.J. Corry Irish Whiskey

Teeling

Teeling Small Batch Collaborations hosted by James Kilgannon

Starts at 6.00pm

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

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Foursquare – the Rum of the Moment

Starts at 6.45pm

Join Head Distiller Richard Seale as we look at his rums that are quickly becoming some of the most sought after bottles in the business

Amrut

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

Starts at 7.00pm

Fettercairn

Live Chat / Whisky and Music / Andrew Lennie

Starts at 7.00pm

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.

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 how we choose and source our casks and why.

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

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America – Ones to Watch

Starts at 7.00pm

Mark Gillespie talks to some of the whisky makers to watch on the American whisky scene

Elixir Distillers

Elixir and One Nation Under Whisky

Starts at 7.30pm

Ollie Chilton shares a dram and chats to the Head Honchos at Single Cask Nation

Blanton’s Bourbon

Colonel Albert Bacon Blanton – A Kentucky Gentleman

Starts at 8.00pm

Learn about the man that inspired the world’s first single barrel Bourbon, Colonel Albert B. Blanton and how we influenced Elmer T. Lee, the creator of Blanton’s Single Barrel Bourbon.

Kavalan

Tasting and Q&A with Kavalan UK Ambassador, Nathan Shearer

Starts at 8.00pm

Talisker

Talisker Old Fashioned 2 ways

Starts at 8.00pm

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.

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Discover Scotland: The Islands

Starts at 8.00pm

Take a trip around the islands of Scotland to see what beauties lie off the mainland – with TWE drinks ambassador Billy Abbott. 

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