Wednesday, October 19, 2011

World's Oldest Whiskey to be auctioned at R170 000 at FNB Whiskey Live Fest 2011

I'm a brandy man, but I've never been one to shy away from a good whiskey. The annual FNB Whiskey Live Festival held at the Sandton Convention Centre is kicking off on the 9th of November and close its hallowed doors on the 11th. Above is the worlds oldest whiskey going on auction at the Whiskey fest. Two 70-year-old bottles of Glenlivet whiskey will be auctioned off and are expected to bring in around R170 000, now fuck me that's a lot of money to pay for some good Whiskey, that shit better not fuck around and give a even a hint of a hangover. Details about the fest after the jump:

Introduced five years ago, the festival has quickly become the largest consumer whisky show in the world. Featuring more than 180 top brands, same of them new releases, from Scotland, Ireland, the US, Canada, Wales, Japan, and South Mrica. Whisky is progressively becoming the drink of~ choice for adults in the 40-45 year age group, says Sian Neubert, cofounder of NC Connect, the company that organises the South African event.

There is an international trend, with whisky festivals being held in London, Paris, New York, Belgium and Tokyo. South Africa, however, is leading the way, with the Whisky Live Festival being the worlds largest consumer show.

With the industry sending its distillers, master blenders and global brand ambassadors to present the whisky tasting workshops and give consumers a chance to meet the faces behind the brands, the festival promises to be as informative as it is entertaining. Scottish, American and Irish brands remain the most wellknown. but whiskies of the world from as far afield as Japan and Wales are beginning to feature, too.

Festival visitors have 15 one hour whisky tasting workshops from which to choose. Hosted by international master distifiers, global brand ambassadors, and whisky experts, they are a chance to taste whiskies not available in the main tasting hail or possibly South Africa. These lectures will run during the festival and be held in meeting rooms that hold 60 people.

Schweppes Royal Mixing Zone
Schweppes will facilitate the Schweppes Royal mixing zone where visitors can learn how to mix various Whisky-Based Schweppes cocktails.

Contact Person: Sian Nuebert
Telephone: 012 460 7579
Times: 18h00 - 22h00
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre



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