Friday, 3 November  |  17h30-18h30


Our international Master Classes are all presented by award-wining whisky writer, journalist and world renowned whisky expert, Dave Broom with more than 30 years of experience in the whisky industry. He has written several books on whisky, including “The World Atlas of Whisky”, “Whisky: The Manual”, “The Way of Whisky: A Journey Around Japanese Whisky”, and “The Science and Commerce of Whisky”.  

Broom has travelled extensively to whisky producing regions around the world, including Scotland, Japan, and the United States, and has a deep understanding and appreciation of the craft of whisky making. He is known for his ability to translate complex technical information into accessible language for both novice and expert whisky enthusiasts.

Each master class will be hosted by one incredible whisky brand and offer you an exclusive once in a lifetime experience, not to be missed.

The Clash of the Irish comes to Whisky Live Festival 2023

Dunville’s Irish Whiskey, of Echlinville Distillery, as well as Silkie Irish Whiskey, of Sliabh Liag Distillers, will both feature in this year’s third and final international master class – with the brands offering guests an exclusive immersive experience that will offer an unparalleled view into the artform that is Irish whiskey.

Along with Dave Broom, James Doherty, Chairman of the Irish Whiskey Association, will be representing Silkie Irish Whisky; whilst Stephen Magennis will be taking the reins and representing Dunville’s Irish Whiskey. These legends of Irish Whiskey will offer guests an exclusive look into both brands – complete with a comprehensive guided whiskey tasting. Special reserves will be available to the audience – some of which are yet to be tasted in South Africa.

About the Brands

Dunville’s Irish Whiskey: The Spirit of Belfast

The proud winner of 16 worldwide awards, Dunville’s Irish Whiskey is globally respected as a leader in the category – bringing together the traditional with the contemporary – to taste Dunville’s is to taste the spirit of Irish whiskey making at its finest.

1808 – A modern blend of malt, grain and pot still whiskeys. Tradition with a twist.

Dunville’s Three Crowns Vintage Blend Irish Whiskey – A premium vintage blend of superior aged whiskeys finished in three of the finest casks.

Dunville’s Three Crowns Peated Irish Whiskey – A peated vintage blend of selected aged malt and grain whiskeys.

Dunville’s PX 10-Year-Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey – The return of an icon. We are proud to reintroduce Dunville’s iconic PX 10-year-old single malt. The whiskey that heralded the return of The Spirit of Belfast to the world whiskey stage.

The Legendary Silkie

The Silkie’s famous collection of Irish whiskeys bring to the fore the almost-forgotten smoky style of Irish whiskeys – taking the drinker on a journey through the rich and surprising rewards of smoky Irish whiskey.

The Legendary Silkie – Blended for signature softness; with hints of apple and pear; an easy maltiness, orange zest, hob nob biscuits, and just the merest hint of smoke.

The Legendary Dark Silkie – Soft with hints of apple, pipe tobacco and salted-caramel sweetness. It develops into a warming dry peat-smoke blanket and is created for the connoisseurs who prefer whiskey with a little more character. 

You do not want to miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity, secure your spot for this incredible master class, visit Ticketpro https://bit.ly/3K3qFJ6

One Response

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Welcome! Before we clink glasses,
please confirm you are over 18.