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Reading Whiskey Affair Festival 2021

For fans of scotch, bourbon, whiskey or cocktails

Sat 20 Nov 2021, 13:00 and 19:00

The Whiskey Affair returns to Reading on 20th November as part of its 2021 nationwide tour.

There are two sessions - 1pm and 7pm. And each one is split into four sections - scotch, bourbon, whiskey and whiskey cocktails, so there’s something for all levels of knowledge. 

This festival originated from a simple idea: to allow people to comprehensively explore the world of whiskey against a backdrop of good music, good fun and a sense of inclusiveness for any level of knowledge. For The Whiskey Affair: Reading they’ve stepped it up another gear. Alongside live music there are tasting sessions, free samples from a number of new brands, and an excellent mix of brand ambassadors animatedly conversing on their favourite subject.

Organisers are keen to evangelise about the whiskey possibilities and share their enthusiasm with  a wide audience: "Back when we started our affair with whiskey, we had so many friends who were knowledgeable about different whiskeys and were often lost as to where to start. We wanted to dip our toes into the differences and similarities within the brands and learn how to judge which finishes and ages suited our tastes more but we wanted to do so with friends  and have a good night out at the same time!

"There are some wonderful, smaller independent distillers involved next to household names so there is a true mix of brands to sample. We’ll have wonderful live music and speakers to provide our entertainment for the sessions and a  photo booth will allow a permanent (and occasionally risqué!) memory of the event. It’s going to be great fun and we can’t wait to share it!"