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.

25+ Exhibitors

250+ Whiskies

10 Masterclasses & Collaborations

3 Local Bars

4 Street Food Vendors & Food Stalls

Festival Sponsors

2017 Exhibitors

We have a fantastic array of brands exhibiting from across the globe. More will be added as they confirm.

Experts, Masterclasses & Collaborations

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

Details coming soon...

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.

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.

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)