It's a wrap!

And what a fantastic event it was!

A massive thank you to all of you who came and made the festival a huge success!


We were delighted to welcome the following whisky companies to the festival!

Isle of Harris
Glasgow Distillery Co
Lindores Abbey
White Peak
Filey Bay
Ellers Farm Distillery
Milk and Honey
James Eadie
Brave New Spirits
Hunter Laing
The Dava Way
Dram Mor
Gleann Mor
Artful Dodger
Uncharted Whisky Co
Tri Carragh Scotch Whisky
Leiper's Fork
Southport Whisky Cub

Festival Schedule

  • Friday 19th January
  • 7:30pm
    SWC Club Night – Blind Tasting at The Mash
  • Saturday 20th January
  • 10am-11:30am
    Art and Whisky
    at The Guesthouse, Union Street
  • 12noon-1pm
    Festival Saturday Masterclass at The Guesthouse, Union Street
  • 1pm-5pm
    Festival Saturday at The Grand, Lord Street

Saturday 20th January

Art and Whisky at The Guesthouse, Union Street

A whisky experience, with a difference! 10am – 11:30am (includes breakfast)

Southport Whisky Festival 2024 at The Grand, Lord Street

Join us on Festival Saturday at The Grand, Lord Street, 1pm – 5pm

Festival Grand Dram Tokens

New for this year’s Winter Whisky Festival we’re introducing the ‘Grand Dram Token’.
These tokens priced at £5 each will be redeemable again a fantastic selection of very special drams.

Festival Masterclass

The will be just one Festival Masterclass this time. It will take place in The Guest House at 12 noon on Saturday 20th January.

The man, the myth, the legend... Mr Ibon Mendiguren is back in town - for a very special one-off tasting!

We're so excited to welcome Ibon back to town, it's been way too long since he was last here with his unique, no-nonsense take on all things whisky.

Ibon and Victor will critique 5 fantastic SWC Exclusives from the back catalogue.

It's going to be a lot of fun, one not to be missed!

The Festival Exclusive...

We're so excited to announce that we have a Bimber Peated PX as our Festival Exclusive!

Where We Are

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Where to stay

The Festival Team

Huge thanks to the team for all their hard work behind the scenes to turn the idea of the Southport Whisky Festival into a reality...

Victor Porter (The Boss)

Southport Whisky Club

Ringleader, the brains behind the festival and the guy who makes things happen.

Peter Hunt (You need it doing, Peter's your man)

Whisky Enthusiast and Blogger

SWC logistics expert and the world's biggest Càrn Mòr fan!


Nigel Misson (Shopkeeper & Back End Development)

Chief Technical Officer at Epro

When not creating great software, I love drinking whisky, cooking curry and travelling to India. Ideal job is CTO (Chief Tasting Officer) for Paul John in Goa.


Max Gilbert (Hosting & Infrastructure)

Software Engineer

Loves developing, exploring and drinking Glen Scotia whisky.

John Watkinson (Crayon Crew)

Graphic Designer
& Whisky Photographer

Lives to be creative. Huge fan of Bowmore, Caol Ila and White Peak