The Corn Exchange is set to be home to a huge Whiskey Festival this spring. Guests can enjoy an afternoon of whiskey tasting whilst learning about various kinds of whiskey and enjoying some entertainment.
Well-known distilleries from all over such as Woodford Reserve, Starward, Nikka, Slane, Port Askaig, Single Malts of Scotland, Highland Nectar, Elements of Islay and more will take over the Leeds venue in a bid to showcase all things Whiskey.
Over 100 whiskies will be available on show, and all you’ll need to enjoy them is a ticket for entry to gain all-access to unlimited samples, talks, masterclasses and tastings. Not only that but, an exclusive Leeds Whisky Fest branded tasting glass and guide to take home with you after your visit.
Masterclasses will include The Flavour of Bourbon with over 100 flavours on offer with food samples to compare flavour notes with. The class is a great experience for those connoisseurs out there wanting to test their tastebuds or a novice wanting to seek more information.
When there’s booze, there needs to be a nice food offering to soak it up and Mans Market will be on call to offer up a selection of authentic Chinese dishes. Not only that but Oeey Gooey bakers will be serving bourbon brownies in collaboration with event sponsors Woodford Reserve.
Whiskeys included in the event are Woodford Reserve, Starward, Single Malts of Scotland, Port Askaig, Nikka, Amrut, Kavalan, Bowmore, Highland Park, Lagavulin, Elements of Islay, Arrandale, Arran, Yellow Rose, Highland Nectar, Glenglassaugh, Benriach, Glenriach, Redwood Empire, Abasolo, Balcones, Morris, Fable, Sailors Home, English Whisky Co, Jack Daniels, Slane, Arbikie, Eagle Rare, Sazerac, Paddys, Ten Corks, Naked Malt, Filey Bay, Glenrothes, Heaven Hill, Berry Bros Own Selection, Mackmyra, Cardrona… and more to be announced.
A bottle shop on the day will include Leeds-based Latitude Wine and Spirit Merchant for anyone wanting to take some booze home.
Lee Jones, from organisers Rolling Social Events says: “It feels amazing to be able to plan our 2022 line up of events and we’re always wanted to put on a whisky festival, so we’re dead excited to add Leeds Whisky Festival into the calendar.”
The events are always designed around drinking better quality, and we’re very lucky to be working with some incredible brands throughout the course of the year, including many sustainable and environmentally friendly distilleries.”
Taking place on the 9th April, tickets cost between £30 and £40 – to find out more or book tickets visit the website here.