Held at the Taipei World Trade Centre, the event will give everyone from newcomers to experts the opportunity to sample various rare whiskies and mingle with the producers and distillers.
This year’s event is expected to attract more than 15,000 visitors, which would make it the world’s largest whisky festival. Despite the title WhiskyLIVE, they will showcase a diverse array of spirits, including brandy, cognac, rum, vodka, gin, tequila and various liqueurs.
Stephen Notman, the show director, explains that “New to this year, we will see the launch of the Education Zone concentrating on the whisky basics and the World of Whisky. With seminars held throughout both days introducing consumers toIndian, English, Swedish andJapanese whisky this is a fantastic way to broaden your knowledge base of the world of whisky.”
But WhiskyLIVE will be filled with familiar Scottish whisky brands such as Johnnie Walker, The Singleton, Royal Salute, Ballantine’s, The Glenlivet, Glenmorangie, Ardbeg, Glen Grant, Bunnahabhain, Scottish Leader, Black Bottle, The Glenrothes, Highland Park, Glenfarclas, Bowmore, SPEY, Bruichladdich and “Wemyss Malts” which will be first launched at WhiskyLIVE.
Enthusiasts can also enjoy whiskies from wider distilling regions, such as Yamazaki and Hibiki from Japan, Jim Beam Kentucky Bourbon Whisky from the US, Amrut from India and Mackmyra Svensk from Sweden.
You can read more about the brands on show and the other forms of entertainment on offer here.