It has hosted major music, food and classic car events already this year, but on October 11 Tynemouth will host the North East’s very own whisky festival.
The Tynemouth Whisky Festival is the work of Ben Chambers, owner of the Wine Chambers.
The event at Tynemouth’s art deco Park Hotel overlooking Longsands beach will offer visitors the chance to sample over 80 whiskies over the course of the day as well as meet representatives from the brands and the distilleries.
As well as renowned Scottish whiskies such as Bowmore, Lagavulin, Laphroaig and Glenfarclas, there will be the chance to sample unusual brands including Yamazaki, from Japan’s oldest distillery, Mackmyra from Sweden and a Dutch tipple from Zuidam.
Ben – whose shops are in Tynemouth and North Shields - says: “It is a unique opportunity for whisky lovers to come to the coast, talk to the makers, sample their whiskies, both well-known and rare, and enjoy discounts and offers from the producers on the day.
“Each ticket is also entry into a free prize draw to win rare whiskies including a bottle of 25-year-old Talisker.
“The day will also mark the first tasting of our very own whisky beer, brewed in partnership with Three Kings Brewery of North Shields.”
The day runs between 11am and 4pm and tickets cost £25 per person from The Wine Chambers, Front Street, Tynemouth or by calling 0191 258 5135.
The Journal have teamed up with the organisers of the Tynemouth Whisky Festival to give our readers the chance to win one of five pairs of tickets to the event, worth £50 per pair. In addition, one of the winners, picked at random, will receive a bottle of Auchroisk 30-year-old whisky worth in the region of £250.
It is a rare bottle numbered 2,066 of 2,976, distilled in 1982 and bottled after 30 years.
For your chance to win simply send in your answer to the question below along with your name, address and daytime telephone number to firstname.lastname@example.org. The closing date for entries is noon on October 6.
Question: Where is Jack Daniels Whisky produced?
Five winners will be selected at random to win the prizes as offered, with the first also getting the bottle of Auchroisk whisky. No cash alternative will be offered. Usual Trinity Mirror competition rules apply, available on request or at www.thejournal.co.uk/legal . Editor’s decision is final.
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