The World's Biggest



Famed for showcasing the widest selection of whisky under one roof and following global trends, the world’s largest whisky festival now adds a range of other premium spirits for tasting – including gin, rum, vodka and more – to its impressive offering!

Whisky & Spirits Live launched in November 2017 in Sandton, Johannesburg.

Visitors can expect to meet Master Distillers, Global Brand Ambassadors and a range of industry experts who will be offering advice not only on how best to enjoy whisky, but also how to savour every sip of a range of craft gins and premium vodkas, rums and other spirits available for sampling in a dedicated area of the Tasting Hall.

Taste Whiskies from the key Whisky-producing regions of the world as you journey through the Festival: Scotland offers a variety of Single Malts and blends from Speyside, Islay, the Highlands, the Lowlands and Campbeltown. Strongly contrasting with Scotch, the American Whiskies and Bourbons prove the golden spirit’s capacity to offer something for everyone. Smooth Irish Whiskeys are often recommended to ease newcomers into enjoying Whisk(e)y, while South African whiskies stun both local and international visitors with complex flavour profiles befitting of the globally-recognised awards that they have received.

Expect innovation both in the products sampled, their packaging and the experiential platforms from which they’re presented – Whisky may be an age-old drink filled with heritage and promising status to aspirant drinkers; however, the multicultural diversity of the visitors to Whisky & Spirits Live and the spectrum of age groups represented at the event are testament to its consistent reinvention.

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Ticket Info

Tickets will go on sale from September 2019

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Includes entry to the Lifestyle stands and Deli from 17h00 and entry to the Tasting Hall from 18h00; a complimentary tasting glass; a 440ml bottle of Complimentary Water and 16 tasting vouchers.

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Experience Whisky & Spirits Live like never before with a VIP ticket. There will be dedicated hostesses to assist in welcoming you and assisting in the lounge throughout the evening. On arrival you will be treated to dry snacks which are served as a pre appetiser. For the main course, delectable bowl foods will be on offer to delight the palette. To complete the culinary journey cheese boards will be served later in the evening. A private bar stocked with premium whiskies, spirits, local beers, wine, soft drinks and bottled water. Your voucher card will be pre-loaded with 25 tasting vouchers to sample the Whiskies & Spirits in the Tasting Hall. A separate registration counter will be available to fast track you into the event.


Includes entry to the Lifestyle stands and Deli from 17h00; entry to the Tasting Hall from 18h00 and a 440ml bottle Complimentary Water. No tasting vouchers or glass are included as this ticket is intended for those who will drive their friends home at the end of the evening.


Specialist hour-long Master Classes (whisky, gin and rum) are also hosted separately to the main event where an impressive line-up of Global Ambassadors and Master Distillers present in-depth tastings which often include Whiskies unavailable downstairs in the Tasting Hall. There are only 40 tickets available per session and these are snapped up quickly!