A whisky to-do list for Durban

Celebrating its tenth anniversary, The FNB Whisky Live Festival has grown into the largest, liveliest and most entertaining whisky event of its kind, attracting more visitors and brands than any other whisky festival globally.

This year's inaugural Durban show, which kicks off on Thursday, 1 November and runs until Friday, 2 November (18h00 - 22h00 daily) at the Durban International Convention Centre, promises loads to taste, see and experience.

Master Blender, Ian MacMillan, the man behind Bunnahabhain and Black Bottle. Credit: SUPPLIED

“There is absolutely something for everyone over the age of 18 who's even slightly curious about whisky. Whether you're a first-time taster, a passionate connoisseur, or an every-man enthusiast keen to learn, see, taste more, the FNB Whisky Live Festival has something for you. Every glass of every dram - new or old - holds some new mystery, some new discovery,” says Sian Neubert, Co-founder of the FNB Whisky Live Festival.

There's so much for Durbanites to experience at the inaugural FNB Whisky Live Festival, the organisers have compiled a “to-do” list to help you plan your festival experience. You can also download the daily itinerary detailing the times of these free experiences at



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Meet the Masters and Whisky Aficionados

The Tasting Hall is filled with whisky aficionados - be sure to meet them at their stands:

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Tasting Hall: R148 per person (20% discount)

Whisky Workshop: R80 per person (20% discount - Thursday only)

The FNB Whisky Live Festival promotes responsible drinking. No persons under the age of 18 years old will be allowed into the Tasting Hall. Designated driver tickets are available with discounted food vouchers and a bottle of Valpré mineral water included in the ticket price. Various chauffeur drive services and drive responsibly initiatives will be on hand to ensure that everyone in your party is able to have a good time and a safe journey home. Part of the ticket proceeds will continue to be donated to The Foundation for Alcohol Related Research.