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!

The year 2018 marks Riga Whisky Festival’s 5th birthday and we are determined to make it our best event to date!

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.

On Friday, May 25 afternoon we are starting things off with a new event format – Whisky Tasting Session. For a few hours, you will have the chance to try more than 80 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 80 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!

On Saturday, May 26 daytime we continue in a relaxed manner with a Special Offer Saturday at our home base, The Oak Lounge. All day there will be special discounts on selection of cigars and drinks – a good opportunity to stock up on some boxes before the summer holidays. 

The most elegant event of Riga Whisky Festival is The Macallan Dinner on Saturday, May 27 evening. We are very proud to partner with this legendary distillery and announce Brand Ambassador Vianeya Solovyeva as leader of the evening’s festivities. The Macallan is James Bond’s whisky of choice and what is good enough for Bonds is certainly good enough for us!

Of course, the festival would not be complete without the Sunday Champagne Brunch on May 27, to help clean the soul. Even we cannot drink whisky for breakfast!

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