Croydon Whisky Festival 2022: where is it, when is it, and what can you do there?

One of the biggest whisky festivals in London is just around the corner.

This year marks the inaugural event that is the Croydon Whisky Festival, taking place in the heart of London at the beginning of April.

Over 20 whisky distilleries will be there, representing countries such as Scotland, Ireland, England, the United States, Finland, Sweden, Israel and more.

Here’s where the festival is, when it is on and what you can do there.

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    Where is the festival?

    The festival is set to take place in the iconic borough of London that is Croydon. Croydon is located in South London and is one of the largest commercial districts in London.

    With extensive shopping areas and an electric nightlife, Croydon is the perfect place to host this festival.

    The venue is split across three floors, and due to the age of the building, it doesn’t offer wheelchair access except on the first floor.

    There is also no disabled toilet at the venue either.

    Address: 3-7 Middle St, Croydon, CR0 1RE

    When is the festival?

    The festival is due to take place on Saturday, April 2 2022.

    It is scheduled to begin at 12pm and will end at 5pm, giving you five hours of immersing yourself in the world of whisky.

    Are tickets still available?

    Unfortunately, the super early bird and early bird tickets sold out very quickly, which signals that the event is going to be a great one.

    General admission tickets are still on sale however, and will cost you £35. Tickets can be purchased from popular ticketing site Eventbrite.

    Ticket holders will receive a complimentary Ticket holders will also receive a complimentary bottle of Sekforde Botanical Mixer, a tonic designed to make the perfect whisky highball.

    What distilleries will be there?

    It has been confirmed that over 20 brands from all over the UK, Europe and the United States will have their products at the festival they are: Armorik; Artful Dodger; Balcones (USA); Bladnoch (Scotland); Bruichladdich (Scotland); Bruges Whisky (Belgium); Copper Rivet (England); Cotswolds (England); Doghouse Distillery (England); East London Liquor Co. (England); Eire Whiskey (Ireland); Hyde Irish Whiskey (Ireland); Kyro (Finland); Mackmyra (Sweden); Milk & Honey (Israel); Nc’Nean (Scotland); Penderyn (Wales); Spirit of Birmingham (England); The Oxford Artisan Distillery (England); Uncle Nearest (USA); Westland (USA).

    What can you do at the event?

    This is a great event to try some whisky from all over the globe. You can sample countless different types of the drink from all over Europe and the United States, and talk to companies directly, and hear all about their latest releases.

    There’s also a whisky shop on site, so you can take home your favourite bottle after sampling some new types of whisky.

    What are some interesting facts about whisky?

    According to The Scotsman “Scotch Whisky exports are worth £3.8 billion to the Scottish economy, with the entire industry bringing in a hefty £5.5 billion”.

    The current record for the most ever spent on a bottle of whisky was set in 2019, as a 60-year-old bottle of a 1962 Macallan was sold for $1.9 million.

    Kentucky in the USA, is home to more barrels of maturing bourbon than people.

    In 1956, Whiskey replaced William in the NATO phonetic alphabet.