The Whisky Show 2013: preview

whisky show 2012The Whisky Exchange Whisky Show brings together distillers, suppliers and whisky lovers to find out about the latest releases and learn more about their favourite spirit.

It is returning to Vinopolis at London Bridge for a third year, running from October 5 to 7 – with Monday October 7 a dedicated session for the drinks and bar trade.

The Whisky Show will feature more than 80 whisky brands and over 400 whiskies as well as ideas for cocktails and pairing with food.

Mixologist Ryan Chetiyawardana will return with his team to run the creative cocktail bar serving up whisky-based drinks, partnering with Wild Turkey bourbon and Cutty Sark whisky.

From Arbeg and Ben Nevis to The Tweeddale and Wemyss Malts, most of the exhibitors will be from Scotland but there will also be whiskies from Penderyn in Wales, The English Whisky Co in Norfolk, Armorik in France, Mackmyra in Sweden and Zuidam in the Netherlands.

From Ireland, there will be Green Spot, Jameson, Redbreast and Teeling, while US whiskey makers will include Heaven Hill, Hudson, Rock Town, Wasmund’s and Buffalo Trace.

From further afield, there will be Hellyers Road from Tasmania, The New Zealand Whisky Collection, Amrut and John Distilleries from India, and Japanese whiskies Hakushu, Hibiki, Nikka, Karuizawa, Yamazaki and Chichibu.

Master classes will include the Auchentoshan Taste Experiments which are a continuation of their sell-out consumer events that have been held in London this year. Hosted by Alasdair Dickinson from Morrison Bowmore Distillers, it will feature a look into the science of flavour with taste experts DunneFrankowski and insights into the use of wood.

William Grant & Sons will examine one of the most important but seldom seen elements of the whisky industry: single-grain whisky. John Scott of the company’s Girvan Distillery will demonstrate the virtues of the spirit and how it should be appreciated.

There will also be live distilling demonstrations from The Balvenie, food and whisky pairings by Martine Nouet as well as music and whisky combinations at the Jazz FM stand.

Show director Sukhinder Singh said: “The Whisky Exchange Whisky Show has become the place to experience and enjoy some of the rarest and most prestigious whiskies from around the globe.

“With more exhibitors than ever before, The Whisky Show is the best event in the world to try new releases and old favourites.”

The Whisky Show is partnering London Cocktail Week which runs from Monday October 7 to Sunday October 13.

To register for a free trade pass to The Whisky Show, visit


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