Awards & Events

Whisky Live

Whisky Live Cape Town, Thursday 18-Saturday 20 June 2015
By Rupert Wheeler
The Whisky Live Showroom will again bring the wonderful world of whisky to Cape Town at an exciting new venue from 18 - 20 June 2015, giving fans of the dram and those that are curious about the amber spirit the chance to enjoy close on 100 of the world's best whiskies at The Lookout located on Granger Bay.

Tickets cost R170 per person and are available to purchase from or Visitors who register for the Whisky Live Festival Club at the event will receive R20 cash back or an additional five tasting vouchers. All tickets include a complimentary tasting glass and 15 tasting vouchers.

Whisky Live Melbourne, Saturday 25-Sunday 26 July 2015

Join Whisky Live Melbourne for the largest collection of whiskies under one roof at the iconic St Kilda Town Hall.

There's something for every preference plus some new brands and expressions. It's Laphroaig's 200th birthday and the newly released 15 Years Old will be on show, plus there'll be a special visit from a US distiller to showcase his Bourbons. Ticket entry includes whisky samples, food and a memento whisky glass. There are three sessions over the Saturday and Sunday. Details and tickets at

Whisky Live Sydney, Friday 26-Saturday 27 June 2015

Laphroaig's newest 15 Years Old release for its 200th Birthday will be available for tasting, plus there'll be two new craft distilleries from USA showing their wheat whisky and coffee flavoured spirits. Whisky Live brings you a great selection of whisky to sample at The Menzies Sydney, right near Wynyard Station. Ticket entry includes whisky samples, food and a memento whisky glass. There are three sessions including Friday evening and Saturday. Details and tickets at

Whisky Luxe expands in Taiwan

In a fast growing market, Whisky Luxe continues to lead the way. Taiwan has become an important player in the global whisky market. Consumption of malt Scotch in Taiwan increased at around 5 per cent per annum from 2011 to 2013 (Malt Whisky Yearbook 2015), and in 2012 Taiwan surpassed France, becoming the second largest consuming nation after the US. Trends show that delicate, rare, high quality and high value whisky malt Scotch has become the mainstream in Taiwan. Consumers have a very positive attitude towards whisky tasting and abundant whisky knowledge, reflecting the maturation of the Taiwan whisky market.

Huang Pei-Chun (Eric Huang), editor in chief of Whisky Magazine Taiwan and World Whiskies Awards judge, established Magny International Co. Ltd. in Taiwan in 2006, and has become a leading whisky importer and agent in the market. He has extended his business activities into China and Hong Kong, opening the 'Safe-Bubble & Malt' whisky bar in Hong Kong earlier this year. He also established Hua Yang International Exhibition Ltd as organisers of Whisky Live Taipei from 2009 to 2013 and Whisky Luxe Taipei from 2013, and in addition to whisky events he also hosted Beer Revolution in 2013 and 2014, promoting craft beer.

To meet the requirements of consumers in Taiwan, Eric hosted the first annual Whisky Luxe Taipei in 2013. Consumers experienced rare, high quality, limited whiskies, with the total value of those on offer being over £22,000. In 2015, the third annual Whisky Luxe Taipei expands yet further, with over fifty brands participating. In order to satisfy the thirst for whisky knowledge, Whisky Luxe Taipei will invite brands to hold masterclasses at which guests will have the chance to taste very special, limited edition whiskies.

With the aim of promoting knowledge and the spirit of the cocktail, the first annual Taipei Bar Show will also be held on the same days as Whisky Luxe Taipei. With almost one hundred brands on show the Taipei Bar Show will host famous bartenders from the UK and Japan to share their experiences and perform their high cocktail skills on the stage.


Whisky Live and Whisky Luxe are international whisky brands which have been formally established and authorised by the UK Whisky Magazine's head office Paragraph Publishing Limited with both events exclusively operated by Hua Yang International Exhibition Ltd in Taiwan.

Hua Yang International Exhibition Ltd, organisers of Whisky Live Taipei and Whisky Luxe Taipei, have been notified by a number of whisky companies and consumers of the confusion that has arisen due to the similarity of a show named Whisky L. In case any confusion does arise, it should be made clear that all customers understand there is no association with Whisky L, which is a totally unrelated event.

Hua Yang has made great efforts in the promotion of the whisky market in Taiwan and as the host of Whisky Luxe 2015 sincerely welcomes all whisky brands and whisky lovers who are passionate about whisky to join the festival, and to look forward to achieving a new milestone in the whisky industry

in Taiwan.

Show information

2015 Whisky Luxe Taipei and 2015 Taipei Bar Show

Saturday 15 August: 3pm-9pm

Sunday 16 August: 2pm-8pm

Venue: Taipei New Horizon 14F, No.88, Yanchang Rd., Xinyi Dist., Taipei City 110, Taiwan

Ticket Prices:

Whisky Luxe Taipei: NTD 2,000 per day

2015 Taipei Bar Show: NTD 500 per day