Saturday 4th March 2017 - The Bond, Digbeth

Whisky Birmingham - the city's flagship whisky festival, returns for its 5th year. Featuring major whisky brands, independent bottlers, local experts, creative masterclasses, collaborations with local bars and experts, music and street food. Whether you're a whisky-connoisseur, or a whisky-newcomer, this is an event not to be missed. Tickets are now sold out for 2017.

Whether you're joining us at Whisky Birmingham or not, join us at The Anchor from 5:30pm for more whisky, beer and a curry at our official afterparty! Earlybird tickets are now on sale. Check out our 'events' page on The Birmingham Whisky Club website for more.

25+ Exhibitors with over 250 Whiskies

10 Masterclasses & Collaborations

Street Food Vendors & Food Stalls

Festival Sponsors

2017 Exhibitors

We have a fantastic array of brands exhibiting from across the globe for 2017.

Experts & Collaborations

Get to know your whisky with our festival experts and inventive collaborations.

Ian Buxton & The Dram Team

Well-known whisky expert and writer, Ian Buxton, will be popping up at The Dram Team stand, for book signings, special tastings and a competition with festival sponsor Penderyn. Make sure you stop by and visit him.

The Dram Team

A new collaboration for the festival 2017. The Dram Team - a whisky-tastings-by-post company, will be manning a stand showcasing a special festival box inspired by Ian Buxton's 101 Whiskies.

'Bloggers Choice' Stand

Our friends (and well-known whisky bloggers) from Living Room Whisky are back with us again with their popular 'Bloggers Choice' stand - showcasing a range of their favourite whiskies. This stand is always a hit!

Festival Chocolates with Penderyn & Kneals

Our resident chocolatier, Kneals Chocolates, will be presenting a number of chocolates at their stand. This year they will also be making a special whisky chocolate with Penderyn whisky.

Smultronstalle Classic Cocktail Class

Multi award-winning Brummie bartender and owner of Birmingham's hottest new cocktail bar 'Smultronstalle' will be hosting a unique class between 2:30pm and 3:30pm. Join him to taste through six mini cocktails with a whisky twist and learn how to recreate these at home.

Festival Schedule

Plan your day at the festival. Details of masterclasses will be added in Jan 2017.


Gates Open

Front Entrance

People are welcome to come on site before the exhibition halls open.


Festival Opens for VIP & Members

Exhibition Halls 1 & 2

Both exhibition halls will open their doors to VIPs & Members

11:30am - 12pm

Beginners Guide To Whisky With The Wellington - £7.50


Jess, The Wellington's resident whisky expert, is back again for our first class of the day. Sample a couple of drams and learn how to nose and taste whisky.


Doors Open for General Ticket Holders

Exhibition Halls 1 & 2

Both exhibition halls will open their doors to VIPs & Members

12:30pm - 13:15pm

Chocolate & Whisky Matching With Auchentoshan - £15


Join Joe Ellis from Maxxium and Neil from Kneals chocolate as we match some delectable whiskies to delicious locally made chocolate.


Food Stalls Open

Outside Space

Peel & Stone and Meatshack will be there to serve.

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Irish Whiskey :: Where It All Began With Tullamore Dew - £20


Join us as we explore Irish whiskey in its rise to fame, fall from glory and resurgence into a new golden era with Kevin Pigott, The Tullamore Distillery Ambassador.

1:30pm - 2:30pm

Cigar & Whisky Matching With Paul John Whisky & Davidoff Cigars - £25

Outside Space

Join Shilton Almeida from Paul John Indian Single Malt Whisky and Andrew Francis from Davidoff Cigars to enjoy a pairing of two great whiskies to a cigar.

1:45pm - 2:45pm

Beginners Guide To Bourbon With Heaven Hill - £20


Join us on a journey through the USA, through bourbon to wheat whiskey and rye. From Mellow Corn and Bernheim to Rittenhouse Rye, Evan Williams and Elijah Craig. Try them all in this hour long session.

2:30pm - 3:30pm

Classic Cocktails With A Whisky Twist With Smultronstalle


Join multi award-winning bartender Rob Wood (Smultronstalle) for 6 mini classic cocktails with a whisky twist and expert guidance on how to make them at home!

3:00pm - 4:00pm

Discover Welsh Whisky With Penderyn - £20


Join Penderyn brand ambassador Gian Carlo to discover a taste of Welsh whisky. Try a delicious line up and get a chance to ask all of your burning questions about these delicious drams.

3:15pm - 4:00pm

Cheese & Whisky Matching With Ian Macleod Distillers - £15


Our ever popular cheese and whisky class is back again! Join Will from Anderson & Hill and Alan Wardrop from Ian Macleod for some delicious cheeses, matched to some wonderful whiskies.


Last Pour!

Exhibition Halls 1 & 2

It's time to finish up with your last dram of the day.


Whisky Birmingham Closes...until next time!

Whole Site

The festival is over for another year.

5:30pm - Late

Whisky Birmingham Afterparty

The Anchor Tavern

Our official afterparty kicks off at The Anchor with Founders Brewing! Earlybird tickets are now on sale.

Venue & Location

The Bond in Digbeth,
180-182 Fazeley St,
B5 5SE

Festival Food

We know how important food is to festival goers, and that's why we always put thought into our catering offer. We are pleased to welcome back two festival favourites, who will be whipping up some delicious dishes throughout the day.

Peel & Stone

Festival favourites return with more perfect pizza goodies.

Meat Shack

Back for a second time with their signature delectable burgers.

Festival Tickets

There are three ticket options for 2017.

General Admission

4th March 2017


  • Tasting Glass
  • Festival Brochure
  • Bottle Of Water
  • Dream Dram Token
  • All Whiskies On Taste
Buy Ticket
(£35 + booking fees)

Membership Ticket

4th March 2017


  • Everything In General Admission
  • 10% Off Ticket Price (add code at checkout)
  • 11am Entry To VIP & Members Hour
  • Extra Dream Dram Token
  • Exclusive VIP & Members Lounge
Buy Tickets
(£31.50 + booking fees)


4th March 2017


  • Everything In General Admission
  • 11am Entry To VIP & Members Hour
  • Extra Dream Dram Token
  • Exclusive VIP & Members Lounge
  • Masterclass Of Your Choice
Buy Tickets
(£70 + booking fees)