The Whisky Social dishes up the most exciting whisky tasting festivals across the UK. The events allow guests to meet the brand ambassadors and find out more about whisky at masterclasses as well as, of course, have a few drams. With events currently in Falkirk, Dundee, Carlisle and Belfast. The Whisky Social will be expanding in to more towns and cities shortly.

Festival Masterclasses

Looking for a more in depth look into a brand or style of whisky? Try our VIP tickets which include a Masterclass. These last around 40 mins and are the perfect chance to get up close and personal with some of the most knowledgable brand ambassadors in the business. Enjoy a relaxed and intimate tasting, away from the atmosphere of the main festival. During the masterclass you’ll be taken on a journey of discovery through 5 or 6 drams, learning all there is to know about the history of the distillery, distillation process and flavour profiles.


How does the festival work?

 Purchase a ticket for one session of your choice. (DO NOT try and attend both sessions. You will be refused entry)
On arrival you will be given a festival guide, bottle of water and a Whisky Social branded tasting glass that is yours to keep.
Your ticket price includes all sampling from the festival exhibitors so take your time and work your way round browsing the whiskies on offer before approaching a stand. Talk with the brand ambassadors from the various brands and learn all about the wonderful flavour profiles, distillation methods and history of the dram you’re tasting.
Drink plenty of water! Free water will be given out so make sure you stay hydrated.
Find out your favourites of the day and purchase a bottle or two to take home from the event shop.
Enjoy yourself with family and friends making new acquaintances along the way. That’s what whisky is all about!






The biggest and best celebration of whiskey returns to Belfast on 17 & 18 September 2021. Expanding to even more sessions, don’t miss this fantastic event at the Waterfront Hall.




New to The Whisky Social Callendar, Carlisle is sure to be a massive hit as demand for the show as shown. Taking place on Sat 30th October 2021 at the Crown & Mitre Hotel this is a must attend for any whisky lover or those interested in tasting and learning more.




Central Scotlands most loved whisky festival returns again for 2020 showcasing the best whiskies from Scotland and around the world. As Falkirk once again evolves back into a town emersed in whisky culture we are extremely proud to host a day of whisky tasting and learning in the heart of Scotland.