Unmissable whisky festivals in 2017

7th February, 2017 by Nicola Carruthers

It’s time to plan your whisky getaway(s) for the year with our pick of the top booze-filled festivals – The Spirits Business lines up the finest dram-tastic events across the globe in 2017.

We present the most unmissable whisky festivals of the year

Prepare to breeze through the year with our handy guide to the hottest whisky shows and festivals around the world from Spirit of Speyside to Malt Masters Whisky Festival.

Created for the trade and consumers alike, such events are crucial for scouting out new talent, expanding your knowledge of the world of whisky or simply sipping your way through your favourite drams.

Click through to view our pick of the whisky festival highlights in the year ahead. 

Think we’ve missed any out? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

3 Responses to “Unmissable whisky festivals in 2017”

  1. Marta says:


    have You heard about the biggest and oldest whisky festiwal in Jastrzębia Góra, called “Festiwal Whisky Jastrzębia Góra” (www.festiwalwhisky.pl)?
    This is the first whisky festival in Poland 1st edition was held on August 2014 and gathered 1500 whisky lovers, 2nd edition on August 2015 and gathered over 4000 whisky lovers,, 3rd edition on 2016 and gathered over 6000 whisky lovers, the fourth will be held on 25th and th of August 2017. Through the years we hosted many whisky specialists and global ambassadors such as: Iam Millar, John Quinn, Hamish Torrie, Charles Maclean etc who conducted master classes and tastings for festival guests. During two days our guests have the opportunity to taste over 100 different drams.

  2. You’re missing Whiskey On Ice, the premier whiskey festival in the U.S. upper midwest. Whiskey On Ice is an annual celebration, held in early April in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This year 900 attendees will have the opportunity to sample whiskeys from the 120 distilleries from around the world that will be represented at our Grand Tasting. In addition, Whiskey On Ice offers attendees the option to attend any of the four Whiskey Masterclasses being held prior to the Grand Tasting. All attendees may partake of an outdoor cigar and cocktail lounge, as well as a silent auction of whiskeys and whiskey-related items, the proceeds of which benefit a local area non-profit.

  3. Alan says:

    You left out the best events…The Ehisky Exreavaganza! 10 events USA

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