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Greetings Fellow Whisky-Lovers!

As I write this the wind and rain is battering TWL HQ, ushering in autumn proper. We hope you are all safe as Bronagh continues to batter us.

Thoughts now turn to whisky! Our first festival of the autumn takes place tomorrow in Liverpool and from then on we have another festival every few weeks – more about how you can still get involved in these later.

It would not be autumn without our autumn tastings series’! The perfect excuse to get out of the house for a couple of hours and socialise with fellow whisky lovers or loungers. In September we have the last few remaining dates of the hugely popular Mackmyra series. October sees our second outing of what we hope will become a regular thing with the Whisky Lounge Quiz, and November is our ever-popular Blind Islay.
See details for all of these below…


Our next series, in October (apart from Manchester), sees the return of our popular, but still new, Whisky Lounge Quiz Night!

The aim of these tastings are to not only give you some tasty drams to get your lips around, but to also see what you have learned so far in your whisky journey.

This takes the form of an easy-going and, most of all, fun, pub-style quiz between whiskies.
Bring your friends and form a team or come on your own and we’ll find you a team.

Prizes await the winning teams…

Dates & Venues

Thursday 11th October
London – Marlborough Arms
Newcastle – Blackfriars

Friday 19th October
York – Brigantes

Monday 29th October
Sheffield – The Sheffield Tap

Tuesday 30th October 
Leeds – The Northern Monk

Wednesday 31st October
Liverpool – Fly in the Loaf

Thursday 1st November
Manchester – Britons Protection

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Our final tasting series of the year sees us looking at, and tasting, all things Islay.

With the weather normally closing in by November, what better way to warm the cockles than sampling some delicious, smokey uisgea beatha?

Join us as we salute the beautiful island and her whiskies.

Oh, and as the name suggests, the tasting is blind in order to both test your palate and remove preconceptions…

Dates & Venues

Saturday 17th November
Newcastle – Blackfriars

Wednesday 21st November
Sheffield – The Sheffield Tap

Wednesday 28th November
Liverpool – Fly in the Loaf

Thursday 29th November
London – Marlborough Arms

Friday 30th November
York – Brigantes
Manchester – Britons Protection


A few places are still available for the final legs of this fantastic series that has been brilliantly received.

Come and taste single cask whiskies from Sweden’s premier single malt. With the opportunity to purchase casks or pre-order a very special TWL Exclusive bottling…

Dates & Venues

Tuesday 25th September
Leeds – The Northern Monk
Sheffield – The Sheffield Tap

Wednesday 26th September 
Liverpool – Fly in the Loaf

The guys from Mackmyra’s UK and Swedish offices will be on hand on each night to ensure you get the maximum information and authenticity and these tastings are sure to be a lot of fun too!

We challenge you to have more fun anywhere – with your clothes on – for £20!


After Liverpool this weekend, we look forward to our home festival in York! There are still come tickets available for both sessions but not too many, so don’t hang around if you haven’t already booked yours…

Yorkshire Festival Tickets and Masterclasses

And talking of festivals….

Don’t forget the following taking place soon!

Don’t forget to read…

The Gateshead Whisky News with Gateshead TWL Correspondent, Lee Connors

(It’s well worth reading, but don’t take our word for it as our blog is now a top 10 UK whisky blog…)

The latest edition is now out and can be read HERE!

And finally…

Competition Time!

As some of you may know 2018 marks our 10th Birthday and we have been doing various things all year to celebrate. Now we would like you to do something for us! We have a burning desire to get both our Facebook likes and our Twitter followers up to 10,000 in our birthday year. So we would like you to send us your favourite TWL related photos via email. Each week we will post our 3 favourites on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Then the photo with the most likes or comments will win 4 golden wristsbands to a festival of their choice in 2019. Simples! We are starting this competition today and it will run every week until the end of the year so you have plenty of time to get involved.Well that’s all for now, stay out of the wind with a dram in hand and sing hallelujah!

Amanda, Guy, Rupert, Vicky, Connas, Chris
The Whisky Lounge Team


We turn 10 years old in 2018
Come and help us celebrate in style at one of our nationwide festivals or tasting events.

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