Whisky lovers unite! Midlands Whisky Festival is heading back to Stourbridge next month for its 11th year.
It’s the news that whisky-connoisseurs have been waiting for: On Friday 17 and Saturday 18 March, the Midlands Whisky Festival will return to its birthplace in Stourbridge after celebrating it’s 10th anniversary last year.
Spread across two days, Friday 17 and Saturday 18 March, whisky connoisseurs can treat themselves to a tipple or two from any of the 30 plus exhibitors and more than 300 whiskies to sample from across the globe.
Guests can also try their hands at a variety of masterclasses for visitors to take in including an exclusive tasting with sixth generation Glenfarclas family member and industry legend, George S. Grant. Stephen Rankin, sales director of the world’s most respected independent bottlers Gordon and Macphail, will also be inviting guests to taste a selection of super well-aged single malts from cult distilleries as part of their newly-released Speyside Collection. Macallan, one of Scotland’s most renowned distilleries will be offering up the chance to taste a range of its single malts.
The festival will be run by Nickolls and Perks of Stourbridge, one of the UK’s oldest wine and spirits merchants, established in 1797.
Midlands Whisky Festival will be taking place at Stourbridge Town Hall on Friday 17 March from 6pm to 9:30pm and Saturday 18 March from 12pm to 5pm.
Tickets for the festival are already on sale, with a General Admission ticket including a branded nosing glass, brochure, and the opportunity to take part in intimate whisky talks costing £35 for Friday evening and £40 for Saturday. There is also a Premium Saturday ticket, including the Gordon & MacPhail masterclass for £75, and the Weekend Devotee ticket, which includes the Glenfarclas masterclass priced at £150. Premium and Devotee ticket holders will be granted access to the festival at 10:45am on Saturday.
All tickets include a ‘Dream Dram Token’, which can be exchanged for a taste of one of the many premium whiskies on offer, some worth over £1000 per bottle. Additional tokens can be purchased on the day for £5.