1st Belgian Whisky, Rum & Spirits Festival in Brussels

Brussels finally has its Whisky, Rum and Spirits Festival.

It will take place on the weekend of June 1st to June 3rd, 2018 on the mezzanine of the Autoworld museum at the Cinquantenaire (Jubelpark) in Brussels.

A unique festival, open to the general public, the Belgian Whisky, Rum and Spirits Festival will, of course, celebrate whisky, rum and gin, but also cognac, armagnac, calvados, vodka, tequila, mezcal, saké, pisco and cachaça! As well as some associated products related to the theme, such as cigars, chocolate … even a selection of Scottish kilts.

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This event is intended to increase the interest of the connoisseur, but also to arouse the curiosity of the amateur, who will undoubtedly discover many new products thanks to the range of brands presented.

Hundreds of bottles from both the distillery and independent bottlers will be present, around 50 exhibitors, both Belgian and international, with more than 100 stands and more than 180 brands, on more than 1,300 square meters.

Throughout the duration of the event, thematic “Masterclasses” will be organized by different houses. To date, already more than 15 sessions are scheduled on topics related to Whisky and Rum but also to Cognac, Armagnac, Gin, and new waves that are Pisco, Chachaça and Sake.

A cocktail bar will offer a variety of recipes based on the spirits present and a shop will be available on site.

The entrance fee includes: admission to the Belgian Whisky, Rhum and Spirits Festival. Included are : a Glencairn glass (the official Whisky glass), 5 tasting tokens and free admission to the Autoworld Museum. Additional tokens can be purchased on site.

The Belgian Whisky & Spirits Festival is open to all major people, lovers of spirits or professionals. A few days from Father’s Day, this festival could also be a nice gift.

Good to know:

Address: Autoworld Museum – Parc du Cinquantenaire – 1000 – Brussels
Dates and Times:

  • Friday, June 1st, 2018 – from 17h00 to 22h
  • Saturday 2 June 2018: from 12:00 to 20:00
  • Sunday 3 June 2018: from 12:00 to 18:00

Entrance fee :

  • Presale: 30 € / day – on the spot: 40 € (including 5 tasting tokens and access to the museum)
  • Ticket 2 days: pre-sale 60 € on the spot site: 80 € (including 15 tasting tokens and access to the museum)
  • Ticket 3 days: presale 90 € on the spot: 120 € (including 25 tasting tokens and access to the museum)