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Issue 28 - Keeping it Live!

Whisky Magazine Issue 28
January 2003


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Keeping it Live!

What will make Whisky Live 2003 the event of the year

Whisky Live 2003 runs on 7th and 8th March at the Royal Horticultural Halls, London SW1, and is the United Kingdom's premier whisky tasting event. Organised by Whisky Magazine, this year it attracted about 800 visitors. There is plenty to entice both the seasoned whisky-lover and novice: the chance to taste rare and sought-after whiskies and meet the experts often featured in the pages of Whisky Magazine, and to learn about the world of whisky and get a feel for the great variety of whiskies available, as well as expert advice.

A full two days is not sufficient time to enjoy even half of the whiskies/whiskeys on show, the sheer range of which will challenge even the most determined taster: everything from old favourites to unusual finishes to bourbons to rare bottlings – an astonishing variety. Just some of the big names in whisk(e)y at the event this year were Aberlour, Bruichladdich, Glen Moray, Signatory, Woodford Reserve, Talisker, Highland Park, Gordon & Macphail, The Macallan, Chivas Regal and Buffalo Trace, with many more besides. Next year's line-up will be even more comprehensive.

The venue
The Lindley Hall, situated in the heart of central London, one of the Royal Horticultural Halls, hosts a colourful panorama of whisky stands during the annual Whisky Live. On arrival, visitors receive an exhibition brochure and tasting glass, which is to keep as a souvenir afterwards. Beyond the fray, the Whisky Café situated on a raised area to the side of the main hall prov...

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