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Newcastle Whisky Festival

Newcastle Whisky Festival – Friday 10th & Saturday 11th March

Civic Centre – Barras Bridge, NE1

The one the only and original Newcastle Whisky Festival is back for 2017.

It doesn’t take a genius to work out that this is a must for any whisky fan, fanatic or even whisky newcomer.

Not only will you have the chance to taste the best of homegrown whiskies from all over Scotland, but we will also have a good selection of whiskies from all over the world for your delectation.

Throw in a smattering of tremendous workshops and ‘Under the Counter’ drams and the grand surroundings of Newcastle’s Civic Centre and you have a fantastic day out on the cards.

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As always you also have a choice of sessions in order to ease the crowds slightly and make your life more comfortable:


Friday 10th March: 6-10pm

Saturday 11th March Early Session: 12pm-4pm

Saturday 11th March Late Session: 5pm-9pm.

Taster Tickets – these are single tickets allowing entry to the festival for the last two hours of any given session.


BUY TICKETS  £15 – £45



Here’s what each ticket includes:


  • Entry to one session
  • Glencairn tasting glass
  • A bottle of water (for obvious purposes)
  • The Festival Guide
  • ALL WHISKIES SAMPLED IN MAIN HALL (not including ‘under the counter’ drams)


How the Newcastle Whiskey Festival works


Simply approach any of the exhibitor stands, ask politely for a dram and you shall receive a tasty glass of whisky (it really is that simple).  

Every exhibitor should know their whiskies inside out and it’s well worth taking advantage of this knowledge.  They’ll be able to answer all and any whisky related questions you may have and will happily explain why their whisky is so damn tasty.

newcastle whiskey festival


Under the counter drams

The vast majority of whiskies on show are available to taste within your ticket price.

However, ‘Under the Counter’ Token drams simply allow you access to some of the rare and more exclusive whiskies in the festival. We have two tiers of tokens available which can be purchased on the day.

So get your Whisky fix, get a bit daring and see what you can get Under the Counter!


White Tokens £3.00 each.

Orange Token £5 each

Black Tokens £10 each.



A host of amazing Whisky companies are making and appearance, here are a few of them below:

exhibiting whiskeys

For more information visit the whiskey lounge or follow them on Facebook.


Please note:

‘Early-bird’ tickets are strictly limited and the offer will not be repeated once they are sold out.

Please ensure you buy tickets for the correct session. We cannot allow customers to ‘swap’ sessions on the day and you may be refused entry if you attempt this. If you mistakenly buy a ticket/s for the wrong session please email us at least 28 days before the event and we will endeavour to swap you over at our discretion.

To attend any of the masterclasses a session ticket is also required, please state the order number on your session ticket when booking a class.

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Please also note:

‘Last Pour’ is always 15 minutes prior to the session end time. As it always has been and always will be. Please do not complain on the day when you not served beyond this time!

We do not send out ‘paper’ tickets. Once you have booked, you will be emailed a confirmation and your name will be added to our event register for entry on the door.

If they are a gift for somebody else and you would like PDF tickets emailed to you, please email, stating the names of the recipients.





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