English whisky has never been more in-demand. From the exciting releases in The Cotswolds Distillery, to the innovative work Dhavall Gandhi and team are creating at The Lakes Distillery, to the blink and you’ll miss them releases at Bimber, English whisky is emerging from the shadow of its northern neighbours to produce some excellent whisky. So what better way to celebrate than a festival shining a light on English Whisky?
The English Whisky Festival, hosted by the English Whisky Society, takes place online over the weekend of October 16th and 17th. There are thirteen distilleries participating from all corners of England. The tasting sets will include new releases and festival exclusives, and further tasting sets will be available for each event. Some highlights are:
o Cask Influence featuring The Lakes, Cotswolds, The English Whisky Co, The Oxford Artisan Distillery and White Peak.
o Field To Feints featuring Bimber, Cooper King, Cotswolds, Dartmoor and Hentsone
o Quiz featuring Boutique-y Dave and Andy from Malt Box.
Purchasing any ticket will provide access to the entire festival programme and 5 x 2.5cl samples, and each panel has a corresponding tasting pack, starting at £32.50. Tickets are limited so make sure you secure your place early!