Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking a minute to learn more about Riga Whisky Festival – a whole weekend of events full of some of the best drinks in the world, delicious food, varied entertainment and, most importantly, people having an excellent time!

Riga Whisky Festival was created as an event for everyone interested in whisky, from those who want to learn about it for the very first time to those who already enjoy its great flavours and traditions. We believe that no matter what age, income or gender – learning and experiencing new things is wonderful. And this festival is definitely a place to learn while having good time.

This year’s festivities start off spectacularly with The Macallan Dinner at FERMA Restaurant on Friday, May 24 evening. We are very proud to partner with this legendary distillery for our elegant fine dining event and to announce Brand Ambassador Anna Metaxas as guest of honour of the evening who will guide you through the tasting of some excellent whiskies. The Macallan is James Bond’s whisky of choice and what is good enough for Bond is certainly good enough for us!

On Saturday, May 25 afternoon we will dive deep into the world of whisky with our Big Whisky Tasting & Masterclasses. For a few hours, you will have the chance to try more than 85 whiskies, take part in seminars, meet the whisky experts and learn about this wonderful drink in the company of fellow whisky lovers, without the distractions and extras of our evening party

In the evening of May 25 we will continue with the famous Whisky & Cocktails Party at Koya. For many this is the highlight of the festival and certainly our most popular event. There will be more than 85 whiskies to taste, and our local experts and international Brand Ambassadors will be ready to help you better understand the complexity of how whiskies are made and gain their unique qualities. We also offer a wide selection of whisky cocktails, served by some of the best cocktail barmen in Riga. Add great food, good music, cigars and – most importantly – our great guests to the mix, and this event becomes an excellent summer season opener!

None of this would be possible without our many sponsors. They have done their best to offer you high-quality products and bring us professionals who can share the knowledge that helps make whisky more approachable and enjoyable.

We hope you will take time to join us this year to see what everyone has been talking about!

Riga Whisky Festival team