Awards & Events

Whisky Live

Whisky Live Pleasanton, San Francisco, 2–3 September 2017
By Rob Allanson
Whisky Live at the Games, now in its ninth year, returns to the 151st Scottish Highland Gathering and Games and is held within the Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton, California. The event is sponsored by the Caledonian Club of San Francisco and takes place over two days - Saturday 2, 12.30pm to 5.30pm and Sunday 3, 12.30pm to 4.30pm. Tickets are $35 with eight different whiskies to sample, an event programme and souvenir Glencairn tasting glass. VIP tickets are $45 for all of the above plus an additional six whiskies. There is unlimited access each day, with the option to place an order for your whisky of choice. In addition, masterclasses are available at $25, with a separate ticket needed to enter the fairgrounds.

Whisky Live Paris, 23-24 September 2017

Whisky Live Paris will once again be held in the dynamic cultural location, Les Docks Cité de la Mode et du Design. The 3500m² hall located on the first floor will act as the nerve centre, with the VIP area bringing hundreds of exclusive product previews to guests in the extended area next to the main tasting hall. A large selection of products is available from La Maison du Whisky.

Venue: Les Docks Cité de la Mode et du Design, 4 quai d'Austerlitz, 75013 Paris, France

Opening times: Saturday 23 and Sunday 24, 1.30pm to 7.30pm (12.30pm for VIP Pass holders); Trade only on Monday 25, 10.00am to 6.00pm

Whisky Live Los Angeles, 4 October 2017

Whisky Live Los Angeles, now in its ninth year, takes place at The LA Hotel Downtown, the newly renovated, contemporary oasis in the heart of downtown LA. The show offers an evening of the finest whisky, cocktails, food and entertainment. The VIP experience offers the opportunity for focused time with distillers, brand ambassadors and guest pourers with very special whiskies.

Venue: The LA Hotel Downtown, 333 S Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071, USA

Opening times: VIP Admission ($199), 5.30pm to 9.30pm; General Admission ($139