The Whiskey Affair
Afternoon session 1pm, Evening session 7pm. Tickets £10 including booking fee & levy
The Whiskey Affair

The Whiskey Affair

Saturday 17 Jun 2017 - Saturday 17 Jun 2017
Afternoon session 1pm, Evening session 7pm. Tickets £10 including booking fee & levy

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18+ Only


An exciting event for any casual or serious fans of scotch, bourbon, whiskey or cocktails.

The Whiskey Affair continues it’s nationwide tour by debuting in Portsmouth on the 17th June! Coming on the back of their hugely successful Brighton, Guildford, Reading and Southampton events, it’s a lively and fun night out for any fans of whiskey where they can discover new brands and blends. With the event split into four sections - scotch, bourbon, whiskey and whiskey cocktails - there’s something for all levels of knowledge too.

The event takes place at Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square, Portsmouth, PO1 2AB from 1pm to 5pm for the afternoon session, and 7pm to 11pm for the evening session. Tickets are £8 each and available online now.

This new festival started in London in 2015 and moved nationwide in 2016, with 2017 promising to be bigger and better! It originated from a simple idea: to allow people to comprehensively explore the world of whiskey against a backdrop of good music, good fun and a sense of inclusiveness for any level of knowledge.

For the Whiskey Affair Portsmouth, they’ve stepped it up another gear. Alongside live music and representatives from the brands, they’ve got tasting sessions, free samples from a number of new brands, and an array of spectacular moonshines from the guys at Shine London (warning: it packs a punch!) All these factors and more mean you’re in for a great night and even friends and partners with no interest in whiskey can sample the cocktail menu and still enjoy the night. And who knows - with a variety of whiskeys ranging from smooth bourbons to spiced whiskies, you may even be able to change their minds...

Organisers are keen to evangelise about the whiskey possibilities and share their enthusiasm with a wide audience:

“Back when we started our affair with whiskey, we had so many friends who were knowledgeable about different whiskeys and were often lost as to where to start. We wanted to dip our toes into the differences and similarities within the brands and learn how to judge which finishes and ages suited our tastes more, but we wanted to do so with friends and have a good night out at the same time!

There are some wonderful, smaller independent distillers involved next to household names so there is a true mix of brands to sample. We’ll have wonderful live music and speakers to provide our entertainment for the evening and a photo booth will allow a permanent (and occasionally risque´!) memory of the night. It’s going to be great fun and we can’t wait to share it!”

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Car Parking Discounted parking tickets are available online or at the box office.
Drinking Kindly note no flash photography or iPads are allowed, and neither is externally bought drinks or any liquids - only certain food will be allowed. See our House Rules for more info.

All events at Portsmouth Guildhall include a ticket restoration levy. This restoration levy will help us to invest in maintaining and enhancing facilities within our historic Grade II Listed building, ensuring that we continue to deliver the highest quality experience for event goers, artists and promoters. We appreciate your on going support for Portsmouth Guildhall. A restoration levy is effective on all events that go on sale as of March 1st 2016.

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