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A fine range of whiskies for sophisticated palates lined up for connoisseurs at upcoming annual festival

A fine range of whiskies for sophisticated palates lined up for connoisseurs at upcoming annual festival

The FNB Whisky Festival will take place on 27 July in Windhoek at the Country Club, and according to the organisers the event this year was elevated to another level with the introduction of a cigar lounge, deluxe coffee shop as well as a whisky shop.

FNB Head of Retail, Nangula Kauluma at the launch last week said they will work with some of the best whisky makers in the world to bring the festival to life again this year.

Kauluma said this year’s brand ambassadors will be from different companies such as Jura, Dalmore, Shackelton, Johnny Walker, Douglas lain Co, Paul John Single malts, Suntory Beam, Pocket Scotch, IIse of Rassay, Glen Grant and Chivas Regal.

“However, for those who are not whisky drinkers, we have something for you too – craft beer, Gin stands, as well as MCC’s such as Noble Hill Blanc de Blanc, Christine Marie, Hoopenburg Blce de Noir Sparkling and Interger,” she added

Kauluma said FNB has also invited South African-based whisky master, Tommy Larkan, to share his knowledge on the subject and demystify the exclusivity of whisky consumption.

The festival which was established in 2017 is a platform to educate the public about whisky through expert exhibitors and brand ambassadors, opening up the category to whisky consumers of all levels.

Meanwhile, this year the organisers have also introduced the Apple Store to the festival’s experience and lifestyle concept, making whisky more accessible.

Caption: South African-based whisky master, Tommy Larkan wearing the kilt with some of the invited guests at the launch of the festival.


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