Whisky! Whiskey! Uísque!

There is a huge number of whisky events and festivals in the UK and throughout the World. Here I have tried to list some of these based on the month when they usually start to take place (dates may vary year on year) – please contact me if there are any suggestions of events that should be added to the list!

Note that I have used as an initial reference a number of websites and contributors online such as The Scotch World, Darren from Glencairn Crystal, Scotchwhisky.com, and many others.

You can also search the Whisky Events & Festivals page using keywords on the box below, e.g. by country, name of event, etc (just type and then press enter)


JANUARY (x7)

Arctic Whiskey Festival (Tromsø, Norway)

Hanse Spirit (Hamburg, Germany)

Harrow Whisky Festival (Harrow England, UK)

Southport Winter Whisky Festival (Southport England, UK)

The Scottish National Whisky Festival (Glasgow Scotland, UK)

Victoria Whisky Festival (Victoria, Canada)

Whisky Lovers Nagoya (Nagoya, Japan)

FEBRUARY (x14)

Chichibu Whisky Matsuri Festival (Chichibu, Japan)

Coorie Festival of Whisky & Books (Glasgow Scotland, UK)

Helsinki Whisky Fair UISGE (Helsinki, Finland)

Hielander Whisky Festival (Alkmaar, Netherlands)

Moncton Spirits Festival (Moncton, Canada)

Newcastle Whisky Festival (Newcastle England, UK)

Roma Whisky Festival (Rome, Italy)

South East Whiskey Festival (Wexford, Ireland)

The Whiskey Affair (Haslemere England, UK)

Viking Line Cinderella Whisky Fair (Stockholm, Sweden)

Vinexpo Paris (Paris, France)

Whisky Schiff (Luzern, Switzerland)

Whisky Wonderland (Hammond, Canada)

WSWA Access Live (various locations, USA)

MARCH (x19)

Cork Whiskey Fest (Cork, Ireland)

Craft Beverage Expo (Kentucky, USA)

Croydon Whisky Festival (Croydon London England, UK)

Fife Whisky Festival (Cupar Fife Scotland, UK)

Leeds Whisky Festival (Leeds England, UK)

Lyon Whiskey Festival (Lyon, France)

New Orleans Bourbon Festival (New Orleans, USA)

New York Irish Whiskey Festival (New York, USA)

Spirit of Perthshire Whisky Festival (Perth Scotland, UK)

The Alhambra Whisky Festival (Stirling Scotland, UK)

The Drinkmonger Spirits Festival (Edinburgh Scotland, UK)

The Whisky X (Atlanta, USA)

The Whisky X (Miami, USA)

Tokyo Whisky Festival (Tokyo, Japan)

Whiskey and Barrel Nite (New York, USA)

Whiskey Festival Noord Nederland (Groningen, Netherlands)

WhiskeyFest Nuremberg – The Village (Nuremberg, Germany)

Whisky Birmingham (Birmingham England, UK)

Whisky Galore Dramfest (Christchurch, New Zealand)

Whisky Live (London England, UK)

Whiskymessen (Kolding, Denmark)

APRIL (x16)

Beer & Whisky Fair (Gothenburg, Sweden)

Clackmannanshire Whisky Festival (Alloa Scotland, UK)

Japanese Whisky Day (Tokyo, Japan)

London Whisky Weekender (England, UK)

Nth Show – Ultimate Whisky Experience (Las Vegas, USA)

The Australian Whisky Show (Melbourne, Australia)

The Whisky Fair Limburg (Limburg, Germany)

The Whisky Show (Hobart, Australia)

Vilnius Whisky Festival (Vilnius, Lithuania)

Whiskey and Barrel Nite (Tampa, USA)

Whiskey and Barrel Nite (Washington DC, USA)

Whisky Fair Rhein-Ruhr (Dusseldorf, Germany)

Whisky Global (Vancouver, Canada)

Whisky Harbour Kobe (Kobe, Japan)

Whisky Week Firenze (Florence, Italy)

MAY (x27)

Bergen Whiskey & Beer Festival (Bergen, Norway)

Binny’s World of Whiskies (Chicago, USA)

Biwako Whisky Cruise (Lake Biwa in Ōtsu, Japan)

Budapest Bar Show (Budapest, Hungary)

Campbeltown Malts Festival – Glen Scotia (Campbeltown Scotland, UK)

Campbeltown Malts Festival – Springbank, Glengyle and Caddenhead’s (Campbeltown Scotland, UK)

Distill America (Madison, USA)

Fèis Ìle – The Islay Festival (Islay Scotland, UK)

Future Drinks Expo (San Francisco, USA)

Pawlina Whiskey & Friends Festival (Warsaw, Poland)

ProWein Düsseldorf (Dusseldorf, Germany)

Roma Bar Show (Roma, Italy)

Seoul Bar & Spirit Show (Seoul, South Korea)

Spirit of Speyside (Scotland, UK)

Spirit of Toronto (Toronto, Canada)

Summerton Whisky Festival (St Albans England, UK)

The Whisky Show (Sydney, Australia)

The Whisky X (Brooklyn New York, USA)

Tokyo International Bar Show (Tokyo, Japan)

Toulouse Whisky Festival (Toulouse, France)

Trondheim WhiskyFestival (Trondheim, Norway)

WhiskyFest Chicago (Chicago, USA)

WhiskyFest Hollywood FL (Hollywood FL, USA)

Whisky Fête (Montreal, Canada)

Whisky Live Canberra (Canberra, Australia)

Whiskey Live Dublin (Dublin, Ireland)

Whisky Live Melbourne (Melbourne, Australia)

JUNE (x20)

Arran Malt & Music Festival (Isle of Arran Scotland, UK)

Bar Convent Brooklyn (Brooklyn NY, USA)

Beverage Alcohol Retailers Conference (Orlando, USA)

DISCUS Annual Conference (New Orleans, USA)

Edinburgh Whisky Festival (Scotland, UK)

Indie Spirits Expo (New York, USA)

Kiddushfest (New York, USA)

Osaka Whisky Festival (Osaka, Japan)

Seoul International W&S Expo (Seoul, Korea)

Stoke Whisky Festival (Stoke-on-Trent England, UK)

The Scottish National Whisky Festival (Inverness Scotland, UK)

The Whiskey Affair (Guildford England, UK)

The Whisky Event (London, UK)

The Whisky Show (Adelaide, Australia)

The Whisky Show (Canberra, Australia)

The Whisky X (Chicago, USA)

Whiskey on the Waterfront (Baltimore, USA)

Whiskies of the World (Washington DC, USA)

Whisky An A That Festival (Ayr Scotland, UK)

Whisky Live Brisbane (Brisbane, Australia)

JULY (x14)

American Craft Spirits Association (ACSA) Convention (New Orleans, USA)

Belfast Whiskey Week (Belfast Northern Ireland, UK)

Bristol Whisky Festival (Bristol England, UK)

Indie Spirits Expo (New Orleans, USA)

Skotsjfest (Echt, Netherlands)

Southport Whisky Festival (Southport England, UK)

Tales of the Cocktail (New Orleans, USA)

The Independent Whisky Market (Birmingham England, UK)

The Only Whisky Show (Johannesburg, South Africa)

Whiskies of the World (Chicago, USA)

Whisky Live Argentina (Ushuaia, Argentina)

Whisky Live Nashville (Nashville, USA)

Whisky Live Sydney (Sydney, Australia)

Whisky Spring (Schwetzingen, Germany)

AUGUST (x13)

Falkirk Whisky Social (Falkirk Scotland, UK)

Festiwal Whisky (Jastrzębia Góra, Poland)

Los Angeles Magazine Whiskey Festival (Los Angeles, USA)

Spirit of Alba Festival (Kirkintilloch Glasgow Scotland, UK)

Sydney Whisky Fair (Sydney, Australia)

Tasmanian Whisky Week (Tasmania, Australia)

The Only Whisky Show (Cape Town, South Africa)

The Only Whisky Show (Joburg, South Africa)

The Whisky Show (Melbourne, Australia)

Whiskies of the World (Boston, USA)

Whisky Fringe (Edinburgh Scotland, UK)

Whisky Live Perth (Perth, Australia)

Yokohama Whisky Festival (Yokohama, Japan)

SEPTEMBER (x42)

ADI Conference & Expo (St. Louis, USA)

Banff Whisky Experience (Alberta, Canada)

Bourbon & Beyond (Louisville, USA)

Dugas Salon Club Expert (Paris, France)

Dutch Whisky Festival (Arnhem, Netherlands)

Finest Spirits (Munich, Germany)

France Quintessence (Paris, France)

Hielander Summer Whisky Festival (Alkmaar, Netherlands)

Hong Kong Whisky Festival (Hong Kong, China)

Just Whisky Hamburg (Hamburg, Germany)

Kentucky Bourbon Festival (Bardstown, USA)

Köpenicker WhiskyFest (Berlin, Germany)

Liquid Market Festival Wien (Vienna, Austria)

Liverpool Whisky Festival (Liverpool England, UK)

Maltstock (Lievelde, Netherlands)

Nashville Whiskey Festival (Nashville, USA)

ProWine Singapore (Singapore, Singapore)

Spirit of Speyside Distilled Food & Drink (Scotland, UK)

The Hebridean Whisky Festival (Scotland, UK)

The Scottish National Whisky Festival (Aberdeen Scotland, UK)

The Whiskey Affair (Haslemere England, UK)

The Whisky Fair Bad Homburg (Bad Homburg, Germany)

The Whisky N Rum Show (Copenhagen, Denmark)

The Whisky X (Austin, USA)

The Whisky X (Denver, USA)

The Whisky X (Houston, USA)

The Whisky X (Nashville, USA)

Värmdö Whisky Festival (Värmdö, Sweden)

Whiskey and Barrel Nite (Chicago, USA)

Whiskey and Barrel Nite (Pleasanton, USA)

Whiskies of the World (San Francisco, USA)

Whiskies of the World (San Jose, USA)

Whisky by the Sea (Vlissingen, Netherlands)

Whisky Herbst (Berlin, Germany)

Whisky Indy Love Fest (Newcastle upon Tyne England, UK)

Whisky Live Adelaide (Adelaide, Australia)

Whisky Live Canada (Toronto, Canada)

Whisky Live Paris (Paris, France)

Whisky Ottawa Festival (Ottawa, Canada)

Whisky Palatina (Einselthum, Germany)

Whisky Show (London England, UK)

Whisky Social (Dundee Scotland, UK)

Whisky Tasting Festival Utrecht (Utrecht, Netherlands)

OCTOBER (x37)

Aquavitae (Mülheim, Germany)

Austria Whisky Messe (Leobersdorf, Austria)

Breckenridge Craft Spirit Festival (Breckenridge CO, USA)

Central Ohio Craft Whiskey Festival (Delaware, USA)

Dornoch Whisky Festival (Scotland, UK)

Edinburgh’s Whisky Festival (Edinburgh Scotland, UK)

Great American Whiskey Fair (Columbia, USA)

Indie Spirits Expo (Chicago, USA)

Manchester Whisky Festival (Manchester England, UK)

Midlands Whisky Festival (Birmingham England, UK)

Nantes Spirits Festival (Nantes, France)

Rom & Whisky Festival (Aarhus, Denmark)

St. Louis Bourbon Festival (St. Louis, USA)

Stirling SpiritFest/ Stirling Whisky Festival (Stirling Scotland, UK)

Stockholm Beer and Whisky Festival (Stockholm, Sweden)

Sunshine Spirits Festival (Jacksonville, USA)

The Scottish National Whisky Festival (Edinburgh Scotland, UK)

The Whiskey Affair (Alton England, UK)

The Whisky Show (Brisbane, Australia)

The Whisky Stramash (Edinburgh Scotland, UK)

The Whisky X (Las Vegas, USA)

The Whisky X (Los Angeles, USA)

Trade Drinks Expo (London England, UK)

United States Trade Tasting (Chicago, USA)

Whiskey and Barrel Nite (Los Angeles, USA)

Whiskey Washback NY (New York, USA)

Whiskies of the World (Atlanta, USA)

Whisky & Rum Festival (Copenhagen, Denmark)

Whiskybase Gathering (Rotterdam, Netherlands)

Whisky Colours Festival (Dufftown Scotland, UK)

Whisky Festival Gent (Gent, Belgium)

WhiskyFest San Francisco (San Francisco, USA)

Whisky Live Warsaw (Warsaw, Poland)

Whisky Social (Falkirk Scotland, UK)

Whisky Social (Belfast Northern Ireland, UK)

Wisconsin Whiskey Fest (Milwaukee, USA)

York Whisky Festival (York England, UK)

NOVEMBER (x23)

Bourbon Classic (Louisville, USA)

Carlstad Beer & Whisky Festival (Karlstad, Sweden)

Drambusters Whisky Festival (Dumfries Scotland, UK)

Glasgow’s Whisky Festival (Glasgow Scotland, UK)

Grains and Grits Festival (Townsend, USA)

International Whisky Festival (The Hague, Netherlands)

InterWhisky (Frankfurt, Germany)

Kansas City Whiskey Expo (Kansas City, USA)

Mozambique Wine & Whiskey Festival (Maputo, Mozambique)

New Brunswick Spirits Festival (New Brunswick, Canada)

Oslo Whiskey Festival (Oslo, Norway)

Spirits in the Sky (Brussels, Belgium)

The English Whisky Festival (Birmingham England, UK)

The Swiss Whisky Festival (Baden, Switzerland)

The Whiskey Affair (Reading England, UK)

Wales Whisky Fest (Llandudno Wales, UK)

Whiskey Washback DC (Washington DC, USA)

Whiskies of the World (Seattle, USA)

Whisky & Rum Aan Zee (Ijmuiden, Netherlands)

Whisky Festival Hulst (Hulst, Netherlands)

WhiskyFest New York (New York, USA)

Whisky Live Singapore (Singapore)

Whisky Show (Budapest, Hungary)

Whisky Social (Carlisle England, UK)

DECEMBER (x12)

Athens Rum & Whisky Festival (Athens, Greece)

Durban Beer, Wine & Whiskey Festival (Durban, South Africa)

Japanese Fes in Tokyo (Tokyo, Japan)

Kendal Whisky Festival (Kendal Cumbria England, UK)

Milano Whisky Festival (Milan, Italy)

Whiskey in the Winter (St Louis, USA)

Whiskies of the World (Ft. Lauderdale, USA)

WhiskyFest Las Vegas (Las Vegas, USA)

Whisky L! (Shanghai, China)

York Whisky Club Christmas Micro-Festival (York England, UK)

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