The Whiskey Affair
Afternoon session 1pm. Evening session 7pm. Tickets £10 including booking fee and levy
The Whiskey Affair

The Whiskey Affair

Saturday 01 Sep 2018 - Saturday 01 Sep 2018
Afternoon session 1pm. Evening session 7pm. Tickets £10 including booking fee and levy

Please note that this event has passed.


Due to conflicting events, The Whiskey Affair Festival originally taking place on the 12th of May will now be re-scheduled to September the 1st 2018 at Portsmouth Guildhall. All tickets will remain valid. If you are unable to make the new date, please contact your point of purchase by the 13th of April to request a refund. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

The Whiskey Affair: Portsmouth returns September!

An exciting event for any casual or serious fans of scotch, bourbon, whiskey or cocktails. The Whiskey Affair continues it's nationwide tour by coming to Portsmouth Guildhall on Saturday 1st September! Coming on the back of their hugely successful London, Guildford, Reading and Southampton events, it's a lively and fun night out for any fans of whiskey where they can discover new brands and blends. With the event split into four sections - scotch, bourbon, whiskey, and whiskey cocktails - there's something for all levels of knowledge.

This new festival started in London in 2015 and moved nationwide in 2016, with 2018 promising to be even bigger and better! It originated from a simple idea: to allow people to comprehensively explore a 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: Portsmouth they've stepped it up another gear - alongside live music and representatives from the brands, they've got tasting sessions, free samples from a number of new brands and an array of spectacular moonshines from the guys at Shine London (warning: it packs a punch!) All these factors and more mean you're in for a great night and even friends and partners with no interest in whiskey can sample the cocktail menu and still enjoy the night. Who knows - with a variety of whiskeys ranging from smooth bourbons to spiced whiskeys, you may even be able to change their minds...

Organisers are keen to evangelise about the 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 knowledgable about different whiskeys and were often lost as 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 at the same time! There are some wonderful, small 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 risque!) memory of the event. It's going to be great fun and we can't wait to share it!"


Cafe Our popular Café Guildhall & fully stocked bars will be open for dinner before shows and during intervals. Read More
Car Parking Discounted parking tickets are available online or at the box office.
Drinking Kindly note no flash photography or iPads are allowed, and neither is externally bought drinks or any liquids - only certain food will be allowed. See our House Rules for more info.
Booking Fee Kindly note the advertised price includes a booking fee (BF) of 12%. More information

All events at Portsmouth Guildhall include a ticket restoration levy. This restoration levy will help us to invest in maintaining and enhancing facilities within our historic Grade II Listed building, ensuring that we continue to deliver the highest quality experience for event goers, artists and promoters. We appreciate your on going support for Portsmouth Guildhall. A restoration levy is effective on all events that go on sale as of March 1st 2016.

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