Highland and Speyside Single Malts take centre stage, including a return to the Whisky Live circuit by Dalmore: try the Cigar Malt Reserve and look for notes of cinnamon, vanilla, red fruits and toffee. Taste golden drams of Glenmorangie and savour the distinctive quality of The Macallan, Harvey Spectre of Suits - whisky of choice. Expert connoisseur, Jonathan Miles will present the extraordinary craftsmanship of the Balvenie range while the Glenfiddich Original is also on offer: a unique, limited edition that embodies the brand's rich heritage, presented by Luthando Jezz Tibini, Glenfiddich's charismatic National Brand Ambassador.
The Whisky Academy will also be presenting a range of lesser-known Whisky gems, including Kilchoman and Glenfarclas: the Glenfarclas 60-year old one of only 360 bottles which retail for over R360,000 each will be on display at Norman Goodfellows at the show, together with a range of Whiskies for sale.
Lovers of peaty Whisky are in for a treat with Bowmore Small Batch and Laphroaig Select, two brand new peated malts of distinction, available for sampling. Taste Whyte and Mackay's Jura Prophecy (look for cinnamon and sea spray undertones after its peaty kick) and compare it with the unchill-filtered and extraordinarily smooth premium Islay Single Malt, Bunnahahbain. Highland Park will also be available for sampling a well-balanced and delicious peaty Malt.
Tickets for this not-to-be-missed Whisky Live Celebration are R190 each at or R200 at the door while tickets last and include 15 whisky tasting vouchers, a glass and a 500ml Valpre Spring Water. Download the Whizzky app, answer a few questions and get five additional tasting vouchers on the night. Return your voucher card on exit and receive a 2016 SA Whisky Handbook worth R75.