With the weather turning grey, it seems that summer’s finally on its way out. Before you know it, you’ll be curled up by a roaring log fire, tucked up in a cable-knit sweater, nursing a glass of single malt with a cat on your lap (that’s what we’re hoping to do this autumn, anyway).
Whether or not the Dickensian vignette appeals, there’s no doubt that the cooler weather is on its way, and so by extension is the prime season for whisky drinking. Time then for The Jackal to introduce The Whisky Show, London’s largest whisky fair, which returns for its 10th year on the 29th and 30th September.
Hosted by leading spirits retailer, The Whisky Exchange, this year’s show explores ‘the future of whisky’. Expect over 600 expressions to taste from dozens of distillers showcasing new and forthcoming releases, exotic rarities, food pairings and masterclasses, to boot.
Highlights from this year’s line-up include workshops that range from understanding ‘Better Bourbon’, through to the ‘six whiskies of the decade’. Fevertree’s opening a Perfect Pairings Bar, to help you create your ideal whisky highball, and scotchwhisky.com is creating a Future Trends Lab to offer visitors an all-new tasting experience, including a sensory deprivation room.
There’s also the ‘dream drams’ line-up to try, which offers visitors the precious opportunity to taste a curated selection of the world’s rarest and oldest whiskies, some of which sell in the thousands of pounds today. Samples can be tried in exchange for dream dram tokens, available to purchase on the day.
Whether you’re a die-hard connoisseur, or simply tempted by the chance to try something new, this is a show not to miss. What’s more, The Jackal is offering five readers the opportunity to win a pair of day tickets to the show (worth £110 each), which include unlimited samples of the 600 whiskies on offer, a two-course lunch and one dream dram token a-piece, to be used on Sunday 30 September.
The show takes place at Old Billingsgate Market, EC3R 6DX, between 11:30am and 6:30pm. To enter, simply fill in the form below. Read our competition terms and conditions, here.
The competition closes on 23/09/18, only one pair of tickets are available to win per person. Winners will be selected at random and contacted via email, following the competition’s close.