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


We were delighted to have some of the biggest names in whisky joining us at the festival!

Glen Scotia
Loch Lomond
Paul John
Compass Box
Douglas Laing
Hunter Laing
Gordon & MacPhail
Morrison Scotch Whisky Distillers
James Eadie
The Famouse Grouse

Festival Schedule

  • Thursday 29th July
  • 7:30pm
    Parkinson's Charity Tasting with Iain McAlister - Master Distiller at Glen Scotia
  • Friday 30th July
  • 7pm
    Members-Only Welcome to SWC at Remedy Churchtown and 'The Mash'
  • Saturday 31st July
  • From 12noon
    Whisky Treasure Trail through the pubs of Southport
  • 7pm
    Stramash at Remedy Lord Street with music, food and whisky
  • Sunday 1st August
  • 7:30pm
    Distell Festival Finale Tasting with Master Distiller Brendon MaCarron

Thursday 29th July

Parkinson's Charity Tasting with Iain McAlister - Master Distiller at Glen Scotia

You get a bottle of Glen Scotia Victoriana and a tasting pack for the event, then join us online

Friday 30th July

Southport Whisky Festival 2021 Members Party

Get your ticket for Friday's exclusive members-only event...

Buy now!

Saturday 31st July

Whisky Treasure Trail - from 12noon @ Multiple Venues

You will need to register at The Guest House on Union Street any time from 12noon where you will receive your Treasure Trail Map and George Grant will welcome you with a complimentary dram (or two) of Glenfarclas to set you on your way.

At such time as you arrive at Remedy Lord Street, further complimentary drams from the whisky company based there will await you.

At each of the other venues indicated, you will be required to present your map and pay the bartender £4 to access the whisky treasure held within.

Book your place on the Whisky Treasure Trail...

Stramash - 7:30pm @ Remedy Lord Street

On Saturday evening we look forward to welcoming you to Remedy Lord Street for the Stramash!

There will be music, food, and of course... whisky!

Sunday 1st August

Distell Festival Finale Tasting with Master Distiller Brendon MaCarron

Order your bottle of Ledaig Sinclair Series Rioja Cask, add a free tasting pack, and then join us online

The festival exclusives...

As in previous festivals we've worked hard to secure some festival exclusive bottlings!

We are delighted to present; a 7yo 100 Proof Glenfarclas and a world first Single Cask, Peated Single Grain from Loch Lomond!

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.


Chris Lodge (Distribution & Logistics)

Managing Director Manor Lodge Food

30 years experience in wholesale food distribution. No real favourite distillery but a big fan of old grains.


Max Gilbert (Hosting & Infrastructure)

Software Engineer

Loves developing, exploring and drinking Glen Scotia whisky.


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 PaulJohn in Goa.


Peter Hunt (Stock Control & Packing Expert)

Whisky Enthusiast and Blogger

The world's biggest Càrn Mòr fan!


John Watkinson (Crayon Crew)

Graphic Designer
& Whisky Photographer

Lives to be creative. Huge fan of Glen Scotia and Caol Ila