The Whisky Show Moves To Old Billingsgate Market

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Old Billingsgate Market, London, EC3R 6DX

Saturday 3 October 2015: SOLD OUT

Open to all: 4 October 2015, 11.30am – 6.30pm

Trade only: 5 October 2015, 11:30am – 4:30pm

Day tickets: £99 | Weekend tickets: £165

Tickets available from www.whiskyshow.com

The UK’s largest dedicated whisky exhibition, The Whisky Show, returns to London for its seventh year with the theme ‘Whisky Legends’, with a dedicated trade day taking place on Monday 5 October. Boasting a bigger, better offering than ever before, The Whisky Show will move to the impressive Old Billingsgate Market following unprecedented popularity, with all 1,800 tickets selling out in 2014.

Staying true to their previous events, The Whisky Show will continue to focus on exhibitor’s premium whiskies, whilst attempting to breakdown the ‘wall of whisky’ for consumers new to the category with an exciting and educational offering.

WHISKY LEGENDS

The Whisky Show has announced the theme of ‘Whisky Legends’ for 2015, encouraging brands to bring their own legends of the whisky world. Whisky legends already confirmed to attend include representatives from distilleries such as Jim McEwan from Bruichladdich, Richard Paterson from Whyte & Mackay and David Stewart from Balvenie, who will join the likes of world-renowned whisky writer Dave Broom to share legendary stories and a dram with guests throughout the event.

The Whisky Show is also welcoming Bar Termini, a collaboration between industry legends Marco Arrigo, head of quality for Illy, and Tony Conigliaro, the drinks mastermind behind 69 Colebrooke Row and Zetter Town House, who will bring their perfectly crafted coffees and cocktails to the show.

RECORD BREAKING INTEREST

The Whisky Show has already experienced record-breaking ticket sales with Dave Broom’s Whisky Legends masterclass selling out in just 2 minutes and the early bird weekend tickets also selling out, emphasising the desire for whisky knowledge, both within the industry and with consumers.

A driver for purchase is the ‘Dream Dram’ tasting experience, where beginners and specialists alike can sample a collection of ultra-premium whiskies from over 35 distilleries, some costing thousands of pounds. Among the range of Dream Drams are rare and unreleased whiskies such as the highly anticipated Glenfarclas 1956 (£2,500), extra-matured Glenmorangie Pride 1978 (£3,900) and Glenglassaugh 1968 45 Year Old (£1,200).

EXCEPTIONAL VALUE

Standard day tickets retail for £99, and include the chance to sample over 500 whiskies from over 90 distilleries, a complimentary 2-course meal, whisky food pairings, an interactive cocktail bar and mini master classes with experts and whisky legends.

The Whisky Show has created four great-value whisky packages that combine a Sunday ticket to the show with bottles of whisky and other treats. For instance you can save over £50 with ‘The Finer Things Johnnie Walker Package’, which includes an engraved bottle of Johnnie Walker Blue Label, The Whisky Exchange Tasting Book and two Johnnie Walker crystal tumblers. Offer price: £199.

To see the full list of offers visit https://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/feature/whiskyshowgiftpacks

Choose Your Dream Dram: The Whisky Show Showcases Rare Whiskies

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The UK’s largest dedicated whisky exhibition, The Whisky Show, will return to the capital for its seventh year and is once again demonstrating its unparalleled collection of whiskies. Working alongside exhibitors, The Whisky Show will present a range of Dream Drams exhibiting rare, exotic and discontinued expressions.

As with previous years, all visitors to the show will receive a Dream Dram token to redeem against a range of outstanding drams from the exhibitors. With some expressions costing thousands of pounds to purchase, the Dream Drams offers visitors a once in a lifetime chance to sample some of the finest whiskies ever created.

UNPARALLELED COLLECTION

The exclusive tasting opportunity aims to educate and excite guests with a collection of ultra-premium whiskies from some of the most famous distilleries, brands and regions of whisky production in the world. Highlights of the offering includes Scotch whiskies such as the extra-matured Glenmorangie Pride 1978 (RRP £3,900), The Macallan 1965 25 Year Old Anniversary Malt (RRP £2,500) and Benromach 1976 (RRP £495) as well as Japanese Single Malt, Yamazaki Sherry Cask.

Particular specialities exclusive to The Whisky Exchange’s stand include drams from the now silent distilleries, Karuizawa and Hanyu. Karuizawa Noh 31 Years Old 1981 Cask #4676 (RRP £2,000) and Hanyu 2000 will both be available to sample, as well as the new release of limited edition Karuizawa 1980.

KARUIZAWA NOH 31 YEAR OLD 1981 CASK #4676

Premium Japanese whisky distiller Karuizawa boasts one of the world’s most sought after whisky collections. Since the closure of the distillery in 2001, whisky aficionados have celebrated and held in high esteem this scarce, supremely crafted liquid and it has become one of the most lauded and treasured whisky brands amongst investors and collectors alike.

Matured in sherry casks, Karuizawa Noh 31 Year Old combines maraschino cherries and warm leather on the nose with rich bitter chocolate and damp oak notes. It’s strength reveals intense liquorice, soy sauce, damp earth, dark polished oak and burnt raisins. With a powerful berry, oak-laden spice finish, this is a dram not to be missed.

HANYU 2000

An exclusive bottling from Hanyu’s final vintage, this rare and exquisite whisky is the embodiment of Japanese elegance. After silencing the distilling back in 2000, this highly sought after whisky is now available exclusively at London’s ROKA and ZUMA restaurants.

A combination of toffee and toasted orange gives way to oats, raisins, sawdust on the nose, complemented by pine resin, sweet cinnamon, polished oak and stewed sultanas. The palate is delicate yet rich and intense with woody oak tones perfectly balanced with sharp green fruits. The flavour intensity develops as it sits on the palate, culminating in a focused apple and oak punch finishing with a lingering buttery spice.

Further Dream Dram tokens are available to purchase at the show for £10 each, get your tickets soon!