We believe that the safety of our customers, exhibitors and that of our volunteers has to come first and due to the continued uncertainty and disruption caused by the pandemic, we do not feel that even with the slow easing of the Lockdown, that it will be safe to hold the festival this year. For this reason we have regretfully now taken the decision to cancel the event for 2020 and instead focus our attention on next year's festival.
We regret to inform you that due to the COVID-19 epidemic and the restrictions that have been enforced, this year's Stoke-on-Trent Whisky Festival will not take place on 20th June.
We apologise for any disappointment and inconvenience this may cause, however we are sure you understand the health of our guests and staff must come first.
We are however looking into postponing the event until later in the year rather than cancelling it altogether. This is obviously a difficult thing to organise in the current locked down situation we find ourselves, but as soon as we are able to confirm a date then we will send out further communications with details.
Masterclasses allow you to take a short break from the main festival and indulge yourself in a more focused tasting experience.
Ran by experts in the field, each class will be held in a separate room and will consist of a small group of fellow festival goers, keeping things a little more personal and allowing you to enhance your whisky knowledge further.