Showcasing whiskies from all around the world, the FNB Whisky Live Festival has grown into the largest, liveliest whisky and lifestyle event of its kind, attracting more visitors and brands than any other whisky festival – globally. Whether you’re already a passionate connoisseur of the elixir that is whisky, a first-time taster, or an every-man enthusiast keen to learn, see, taste more, the FNB Whisky Live Festival has something for you. Every glass of every dram – new or old – holds some new mystery, some new discovery.
Our top stops on this journey of discovery?
THE TASTING HALL
Travel the whisky trails of the world in our Tasting Hall where over 180 whiskies are available for sampling. Click here to find out about the Whiskies at the 2011 Festival. The Tasting Hall is also home to a variety of wonderful first-come, first-serve educational and entertainment zones. For more on this year’s tasting hall treats and surprises, click here.
THE WHISKY WORKSHOPS
But why stop there when the journey could lead you into one of our world-renowned whisky workshops, where global master distillers reveal the secrets that go into every drop of every dram? Hosted by whisky experts in private rooms away from the crowd, these one-hour tutorials not only open up a world of discovery, they provide the opportunity to taste unique whiskies generally not available in the Tasting Hall or even in South Africa. For more on what workshops will be wowing visitors this year, click here.
THE VOLVO WHISKY LIFESTYLE LOUNGE & THE VOLVO CONNOISSEUR’S EXPERIENCE
This year, Volvo has created The Volvo Whisky Lifestyle Lounge, the perfect place to entertain and network with friends and clients in complete luxury, while tasting unique whiskies not available to the masses. For more about The Lounge, click here.
But if you’re really looking to impress, or just treat yourself – we recommend The Volvo Connoisseur’s Experience – The Ultimate Guided Whisky Tour. Arrive in chauffeur-driven Volvo luxury; take a personalised guided tour of the festival; marvel at ‘Connoisseurs-only tastings’; and finish with a deluxe dinner in the Volvo Whisky Lifestyle Lounge. With only two tours per night and extremely limited numbers, tickets do sell out. Book now. For more on this unforgettable experience, click here.
THE PICARDI REBEL ONSITE RETAIL STORE
Like what you’ve tasted? You’ll find it, onsite, at the Picardi Rebel store. Plus, be sure to look out for plenty of special promotions AND don’t forget to use your discount voucher (valid until 11th November). Just sharing the wonders of whisky – no thanks necessary!
R190 per person. Ticket includes entry into the Tasting Hall; 12 whisky tasting vouchers; a whisky tasting glass; a copy of the SA Whisky Handbook 2012; a bottle of Valpré water; a R15 discount voucher, redeemable at the Picardi Rebel onsite retail shop on any purchase of malt whisky to the value of R350 or more; and a R10 food voucher, redeemable at food delis within the Tasting Hall.