New whisky event to debut in Brighton


A new event is making a debut in Brighton in February, offering a lively night out for any fans of whisky looking to discover new brands and drinks. The Whiskey Affair will be split into four sections: scotch, bourbon, whiskey and whiskey cocktails, offering something for all levels of knowledge, from beginners right through to aficionados.

The event takes place at Otherplace, Brighton at 24 Kensington Street, BN1 4AJ at 7pm on February 20. Tickets are £10 each and available online now at

This new festival started in London last year and is being taken nationwide in 2016. It originates from a simple idea: to explore the world of whisky comprehensively while having fun and ensuring inclusivity for any level of knowledge in the attendee.

Music, speakers and representatives from the brands are all part of the events, and even people with no interest in whisky can sample the cocktail menu and still enjoy the night.

Organiser Catherine Jackson is keen to develop a burgeoning whisky interest and share her enthusiasm with as many people as possible:

“I had so many friends who were knowledgeable about different whiskies and I was often lost as to where to start. I wanted to dip my toe into the differences and similarities within the brands and learn how to judge which finishes and ages suited my tastes more but I 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.

“A wonderful singer, Josh Bevan, is providing our entertainment for the evening and a photo booth will provide a permanent memory of the night. It’s going to be great fun and we can’t wait to share it!”

Previous VIDEO: Smoked Coffee Old Fashioned at Bohemia in Brighton
Next Dorset bartender wins with '13th classic' vodka cocktail