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The London Whisky Weekender

April 9, 2015

EventsFood & DrinkLifestyle | by Vicky Ilankovan

OVAL SPACE FACEBOOK 1Looking for something interesting to do this weekend and want to avoid the hustle and bustle of East London’s market-laden streets, the overcrowded beer gardens and parks strewn with the rubbish of failed or forgotten silver tray BBQs? How about something slightly more refined – and a lot boozier?

The London Whisky Weekender returns to Oval Space this weekend (11th – 12th April) and promises ticketholders a world of discovery: from American bourbons to Japanese, Irish and Scotch whiskies and whiskeys – if don’t know the different you’ll find out this weekend!

This year there is a particular emphasis on craft distilleries, along with programmed tastings, guest appearances from distillers, whisky cocktails, street food and music. The roof terrace offers views over Bethnal Green but – more appealingly – will also house a series of Whisky Tasting Classes that will see whisky paired with Pull & Punch’s phenomenal pulled meat creations and Borough Ham & Cheese Company’s unique range of charcuterie and cheese.

Tickets cost £30-35 per session and are available along with more information about the weekend’s events here.



  • Oval Space, 29-32 The Oval, London, E2 9DT


  • Tickets per session cost £30 on a first release basis and £35 thereafter
  • Tickets are available for the following three sessions:
    • Saturday 11th April, 11am – 3pm, £35pp (£30 Early Bird)
    • Saturday 11th April 4pm – 8pm, £35pp (£30 Early Bird)
    • Sunday 12th April 12-5pm, £30pp (£25 Early Bird)
  • Ticket price includes:
    • Entry to chosen session
    • Glencairn tasting glas
    • A bottle of water (for obvious purposes)
    • The Festival Guide
    • All whiskies sampled in the main hall (not included ‘under the counter’ drams)


Vicky Ilankovan – Lifestyle Editor