AFTERNOON SESSION: 1PM-5PM (There is an evening session 7pm-11pm)
Do you enjoy whiskey? Would you like to discover more about it, but don't know where to start? Do you like music? Do you like fun?
The Whiskey Affair is for you if you answered 'Yes!' to any of these questions. We are coming to Reading for the first time, to the stunning setting of The Great Hall - and have tons of brands of whiskey to share with you.
We are packing the room with three types of whiskey for you to try out to your heart's content:
Scotch: The best from Scottish whisky distilleries- from the well known to the smaller independents that you are going to fall in love with.
Bourbon: America's finest bourbons are here to show you what they can offer. Flavoured and packed with variety!
Worldwide Whiskey: Here is where you may discover a whiskey from the Netherlands, Sweden, Taiwan and Japan that you never knew existed!
Cocktails: Is everyone you know coming but you're not sure about whiskey? Don't worry: kick back with a cocktail and join in without a serious commitment. You can join in the fun, but don't need to be a connoisseur!
Upon arrival you will be handed your Whiskey Affair glass (you can keep this!) and a brochure packed full of information on the brands - a good reference point for you to see which your new favourites will be. There will be free access to our special app too, where you can find all the brochure information, vote on your favourite brands and get links to our retail partners.
You will need drinks tokens to buy the whisk(e)y which will be available at the entrance table. These are sold in cards of five for £20 - you are welcome to share a card between however many people you like, there are no restrictions. 95% of the brands are one token each but we are lucky enough to have some really rare bottles which are priced at two tokens, and these are clearly marked before you want to sample.
Throughout the event there will be live entertainment; whiskey experts on hand to chat to; samples from showcasing brands; food available to buy and lots of like-minded people to mingle with. We have a photo booth for you to let your hair down and all photos are free of charge to take home with you as a memento.
Visit our website to check out more details about the brands and the entertainment, and prepare yourself for a memorable night out.
Singing for us on the night will be Becki Short and our photobooth will be Prints Charming Photobooth. Can't wait!