The first ever English Whisky Festival is set to happen in October. The English Whisky Society is putting on the two-day virtual event that will showcase the finest the country has to over when it comes to golden tipples.
Over 30 Whiskies from 13 different English distilleries are set to appear at the first edition of the festival. And while those interested in joining in the fun will have to do so from the comfort of their homes, the event promises to introduce Whisky lovers to Great Britain’s lesser known Whisky nation. From just one distillery in 2006, there are now 26 distilleries selling, producing or maturing Whisky in England – from Cumbria to Kent to Cornwall and Norfolk
Those who purchase tickets for the event will receive 5 x 25ml samples from 5 different distilleries, along with a festival program. Each session has a different corresponding tasting pack, which means festival goers should be sure to buy all the packs for the Whiskies they wish to enjoy.
During the course of the event, representatives of the distilleries will lead lively discussions about their products and the English Whisky world overall. Only 90 packs will be made available for each session.
Richard Foster, founder of the English Whisky Society which will be formally launched at the event, said: “This is a golden age for English whisky-making, with distillers making a name for themselves around the globe. We may not be able to gather in person, but the Virtual English Whisky Festival will be the first-of-its-kind celebration of the best English whisky has to offer. It is a chance for everyone to see why the booming English whisky industry has Scotch-lovers turning their attention south.”
The festival will be held on October 16 and 17, with tickets available here. Those not currently living in the United Kingdom will want to purchase their tickets further in advance to allow enough tim for their samples to be shipped to them.