WhiskyPLUS 2019

TASTE • SAVOUR • LEARN • APPRECIATE

Saturday, 15 June 2019
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 

Sales are expected to begin on 26 April. Entry passes are limited and Early Bird pricing ends 19 May.

WhiskyPLUS is back!

Returning for the second edition of last year’s successful inaugural edition, WhiskyPLUS is once again bringing the world of whisky to Kuala Lumpur! Whether you’re a serious whisky connoisseur, a casual aficionado, or a total newbie looking to expand your whisky horizons, WhiskyPLUS is the event for you! Whisky’s popularity continues to soar worldwide, so join us for Kuala Lumpur’s premier whisky and spirits tasting event, and take your enjoyment and appreciation for the whiskies of the world to the next level.

One day. Two sessions. Unlimited sampling.

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THE SCHEDULE

Doors Open

12:00 PM

Pop-up Bars Open

01:00 PM

Pop-up Bars Close

03:00 PM

Last Pour

03:50 PM

Session Ends

04:00 PM

Doors Open

05:00 PM

Pop-up Bars Open

06:00 PM

Pop-up Bars Close

08:00 PM

Last Pour

09:50 PM

Session Ends

10:00 PM

WHAT TO EXPECT

One terrific experience

Unlimited tastings of dozens of whiskies and spirits from around the world with a set meal included to complement your tasting experience.

Premium Location

We are finalising the details with the host venue and will update the location soon. Once again, WhiskyPLUS will be held in a premium, five-star venue for your comfort and enjoyment.

Special Perks

All attendees will receive complimentary vouchers for up to 50% off at any of the restaurants and F&B outlets located at the host venue, and will also be able to take advantage of special room rates if they wish to stay overnight following the event. More information on this is coming soon!

Free collector’s glass

You will be given a special commemorative WhiskyPLUS Glencairn-style nosing and tasting glass upon entry, and we invite you to take it home with you as our complimentary gift to you! Should you wish to purchase additional glasses to have a set, we will have those available, too.

PRICING

Choose your desired pass for WhiskyPLUS .

Session One 12pm to 4pm

GOLD PASS • STANDARD ENTRY

Unlimited whisky and spirits tasting
Voucher for set meal included
Commemorative whisky glass
RM50 voucher for hotel’s F&B outlets

RM168

SAVE RM20! Early Bird Pricing through 19 May
Limited Quantity Available

Session Two 5pm to 10pm

GOLD PASS • STANDARD ENTRY

Unlimited whisky and spirits tasting
Voucher for set meal included
Commemorative whisky glass
RM50 voucher for hotel’s F&B outlets

RM198

Save RM20! Early Bird Pricing through 19 May
Limited Quantity Available

Session One 12pm to 4pm

BLACK PASS • VIP ENTRY

Unlimited whisky and spirits tasting
Voucher for set meal included
Commemorative whisky glass
Exclusive tastings of premium whiskies from each exhibitor*
RM50 x2 vouchers for hotel’s F&B outlets
VIP Goodie Bag

*some limits apply to premium whiskies

RM298

Save RM30! Early Bird Pricing through 19 May
Extremely Limited Quantity Available

Session Two 5pm to 10pm

BLACK PASS • VIP ENTRY

Unlimited whisky and spirits tasting
Voucher for set meal included
Commemorative whisky glass
Exclusive tastings of premium whiskies from each exhibitor*
RM50 x2 vouchers for hotel’s F&B outlets
VIP Goodie Bag

*some limits apply to premium whiskies

RM328

Save RM30! Early Bird Pricing through 19 May
Extremely Limited Quantity Available

Frequently Asked Questions
What is WhiskyPLUS all about? What’s the PLUS?

WhiskyPLUS is KL’s premier whisky and spirits show. Our aim is to spread the love and appreciation for quality whisky and other spirits by allowing guests to learn about and taste a wide range at a single, special event. WhiskyPLUS is held in a five-star venue and we limit the number of passes sold to ensure guests have a great experience without feeling jam-packed at every turn! The PLUS refers to a few non-whisky offerings, specially chosen to allow boutique bottlers and craft distillers of other spirits to showcase their handiwork to enthusiasts like you! There will also be a cigar corner, with an outstanding range of Cuban and non-Cuban cigars on offer, plus the chance to talk with industry pros and insiders, too.

Why are you having two sessions?

In order to allow more people to enjoy WhiskyPLUS, we chose to split a full day into two different sessions with fewer passes available for each session, rather than just having one long session with more passes. Not only does this help ensure a more comfortable and enjoyable experience, it also lets guests choose the time that best suits them.

For those who perhaps want to be introduced to whiskies or enjoy a casual yet comprehensive tasting session by day, our 12pm to 4pm afternoon session is ideal. This session is slightly shorter and priced lower. The evening session, on the other hand, will run from 5pm to 10pm and may offer a slightly wider selection, but apart from the extra hour and possibility of a surprise whisky or two being offered by exhibitors, the sessions will be the same. There will also be fewer passes available for the afternoon session than for the evening session, so if you want the benefit of not only a lower entry cost but a slightly less crowded session, you may wish to consider attending Session One.

Can I stay all day?

That’s fine by us, though we can’t say we really recommend it! But if you wish to buy passes to each session, you are of course welcome to do so. Kindly note, however, that the venue itself will be cleared and closed between the two sessions.

Is there a dress code?

Strictly speaking, nope. Come casual, come smart, we don’t really care. We would probably suggest not showing up in a singlet and flip-flops, but we don’t have a specific dress code. We want you to be comfortable and have a good time!

Will there be any beer or wine available to sample?

Nope. WhiskyPLUS is all about whisky and distilled spirits only. You will find a handful of special offerings of gin, rum, or vodka, for example, but there won’t be any wines or beers!

I want to come with my BFFs! Do you have discounted multi-pass packages?

Check the pricing page for all the packages and passes which are currently available. As specific packages or passes sell out, we will remove them as options.

What’s the story with the F&B vouchers you’re giving away?

Generously provided by the venue itself, these vouchers are good at any of the excellent F&B outlets at the hotel and are good for RM50 with a minimum spend of RM100. The vouchers have various T&Cs, so check the back of them for all the details, as well as the expiry date.

What are the pop-up bars?

WhiskyPLUS is aiming to showcase a couple of KL’s latest and greatest specialized cocktail bars featuring some of the city’s top mixologists. For a limited time during each session, these skilled ‘baristas of the bar’ will be serving up some of their signature cocktail creations. A number of whisky and spirits exhibitors are also expected to have cocktails available which showcase their particular brands.

What is the VIP Lounge and how is it different from last year?

This is a special room only for guests holding the Black VIP pass. The actual premium whiskies will be poured at the exhibitor’s booths on the main floor, but VIP pass holders can access the lounge at any time for greater comfort and relaxation. We are looking at some other unique offerings for the VIP lounge, and working with some whisky providers, so check back for details as they become available. Kindly note that the number of VIP passes for each session is very limited and there are no multi-pass packages available for this tier.

What are the limits on premium whiskies for VIP tickets?

Those who purchase a VIP pass will receive 12 coupons which can be redeemed for pours from the VIP range of whiskies at exhibitor booths. Each pour will require either one or two coupons, so you’ll enjoy up to 12 pours of premium-range whisky (in addition to the unlimited tastings from the rest of the range). These top-shelf whiskies would carry a hefty price tag in any bar serving them, so even though it’s not free-flow, the VIP pass offers you enough premium drams to be a superb value.

Can I buy bottles of whisky or other spirits at WhiskyPLUS?

Yes! Though not every whisky offered for sampling can be purchased, a wide range of them will be made available for take-home purchase at the event at special promotional prices. We do ask that guests not open their purchased bottles at the event, however.

If I drive, how much is the parking?

In order to discourage driving after drinking, we have chosen a venue easily accessible via public transportation and one which offers easy access by Grab or taxi, too.

What whisky brands will be at WhiskyPLUS?

We are working with many brand owners, importers, and distributors from Malaysia and across the region to once again bring in a significant number of whisky brands (and various expressions of those brands). As more and more exhibitors are confirmed, these will be updated and noted on our website, so be sure to check back as we get closer to the event. Last year we had over 50 brands of whiskies and spirits on offer, a feat which we are aiming to repeat. Once again, our hope is that you’ll be introduced to some new brands and expressions of whisky that you’ve never tried before.

Are WhiskyPLUS passes refundable or transferrable once purchased?

Generally speaking, no. We expect a strong response to this event, so in order to be fair and to ensure a quality experience, we have to plan based on the number of passes available for each session. So once the passes are sold, they’re not refundable. We’re also not keen for transfers since we don’t want anyone buying blocks of passes and then reselling them. Measures will be implemented to ensure passes are used only by those who purchase them and strict limits will apply for each purchase.

What if I buy for one session and change my mind and want to attend the other?

Well, it depends. We’re all human, and we understand that things change, so if you buy a pass for one session and later decide you want to come to the other one, just let us know – our info is on the contact page – and we’ll certainly see what we can do for you. If there are spaces available, we’ll help transfer your pass from one session to another. The transfer must be in the same tier (i.e., either Standard or VIP), and you must pay the difference if going from Session One to Session Two. If you’re moving from Session Two to Session One, however, you will not be eligible for a refund of the difference.

What if I buy a Gold Pass and later decide that I want to be a VIP and get the Black Pass?

Basically, the same conditions apply. Just contact us ASAP, and if there are still passes available for the VIP tier in the session you wish to attend, we’ll be happy to let you upgrade for the difference in price.

How can I possibly try so many whiskies in just one session?

You can’t, so please don’t try. With dozens of brands being showcased, many of which offer numerous expressions, trying to sample even a small amount of every one of them would be a big mistake! Take your time, talk to the exhibitors, learn about their products, and enjoy the whiskies you find most interesting. Remember that this is a tasting event rather than a drinking event!

WHAT ELSE DO I NEED TO KNOW?

If you’ve never been to a big whisky event like this, you’re in for a treat. But to make things run smoothly, there are things guests need to know, and of course a few rules and guidelines that need to be followed to ensure it’s a good time for everyone. So here’s the deal:

We encourage and expect responsible drinking! This is an event designed to let you taste a wide range of whiskies and other spirits, quite a few of which will hopefully be new to you. Tasting pours will vary, but most will be around 15-20mL. The number of pours you may enjoy during the session is not fixed, so if you like a particular label, you can return for more, but please don’t ask the exhibitors to top up your glass or “Make it a double!” or anything like that.

Booths and tables will be staffed by people who know about the products they’re pouring, so please ask questions and let them share their knowledge!

Stay hydrated! This is the most important aspect of any whisky event – and often the most overlooked. Be sure to drink plenty of water throughout the session. We will have water dispensers placed all around the venue for you to drink from. This also allows you to rinse your glass! Each table or booth will also be stocked with quality distilled or mineral water for you to add to your whisky if desired. For most whiskies, a few drops of water really helps to open up the spirit and release more of the whisky’s character.

A selection of food boxes (Western, Asian, and possibly Vegetarian sets) will be made available during each session and we encourage you to enjoy what’s on offer at your leisure. Every guest will receive a meal voucher, which can be redeemed for a set meal at any time. In the interest of smart drinking, we also encourage you to eat something prior to arrival at the event so that you’re not adding whisky to an empty stomach!

Upon entry, you’ll be given a special whisky glass, which is yours to keep after the event.

Be sure to know your limit and behave yourself! This is a whisky appreciation event, not a frat party, so while we want everyone to have a great time and enjoy the fine spirits on offer, anyone causing problems or generally not minding their manners will be subject to a proper scolding from security, up to and including removal from the venue without refund or compensation.

Don’t bring in any booze of your own. We’ll have plenty for you, trust us! Also, if you buy a bottle (or two) while at WhiskyPLUS, these must not be opened at the event.

Smoking is not permitted at WhiskyPLUS, except in specific areas which have been designated by the venue’s management. There is a fine cigar lounge available for use at the venue for those who wish to enjoy a cigar.

The last pour for Session One will be at 3:50pm, 10 minutes before the session ends. The venue will be cleared and closed following the end of Session One (at 4:00pm) to prepare for Session Two. The last pour for Session Two will be at 9:50pm, 10 minutes before the session ends. The event will conclude and the venue cleared at 10:30pm. Last pour times are strict, and no ‘last call’ announcements will be made.

VIP passes will entitle the holder to unlimited tastings of all the standard-range whiskies offered, plus 12 coupons to redeem for premium whiskies, which will be offered by most exhibitors. Depending on the level of these special whiskies, each pour will require either one or two vouchers. Most will be only one voucher, so this gives VIP guests plenty of premium labels to try. VIP pass holders will also enjoy access to the exclusive lounge area and get a goodie bag filled with cash vouchers and other treats to take home, as well.

Kindly note that some minor particulars of the event are subject to change. The most up-to-date information will always be noted on this website. For complete terms and conditions of entry to WhiskyPLUS, click here.
Collector’s Corner

What is it? It’s a special area at WhiskyPLUS, set up at the back of the tasting room, where you can take advantage of the uncommon opportunity to indulge in a range of personally curated rare and super-rare whiskies. Some are old, some have no age statement at all. Some are limited edition, some were discontinued long ago, available now only in the hands of enthusiasts and collectors. Some are an approachable 40 or 43% ABV, some are a bell-ringing 60%… or more.

At WhiskyPLUS 2019, these exquisite drams are being offered to you.

You will not likely find any of these coveted bottles on the list at your favourite KL area bar. And if you by chance were to find one offered by a specialist watering hole, it’s a near-certainty that you’d be required to buy the whole bottle. Equally certain? That bottle would cost you dearly.

So that’s what makes Collector’s Corner such an exciting treat for whisky lovers. It’s a chance seldom offered to savour some of the most special, most unique, and rarest of Scotch and Irish whiskies… by the dram.

We guarantee these spirits are the real deal and that every bottle has been personally chosen and sampled by a team of whisky pros – purists and connoisseurs who make their living by the contents of just such bottles.

For guests who purchase a dram from the Corner, we invite you to relax and ponder your whisky in our exclusive Collector’s Corner Lounge, set aside just for you.

Our whisky pros at the Collector’s Corner are on hand to give you detailed info about any dram you’re considering, and to steer you towards (or away from) a particular label, based on what you tell them.

To indulge in this special opportunity, buy your Collector’s Corner tokens from the Token Purchase table near the entrance by the lift lobby. Then redeem the tokens for the dram of your choice at the Corner, retreat to the exclusive lounge, and luxuriate in a whisky experience that few get to experience!

We will provide a full list of what’s expected to be on offer, along with the relevant details of each whisky. We may add a bottle or two if we’re feeling cheeky, but you can expect to see the bottles listed at a minimum. However, and it should go without saying, the stocks of what’s offered are exceedingly limited, so if your fellow whisky lovers beat you to the punch for a particular label and it sells out, you will only be able to dream about what might have been. These whiskies are offered on a first-come, first-served basis, and for those who expect to treat themselves to a dram from the Corner, we do recommend that you visit relatively earlier during your session, before your palate gets wrecked.

All pours at the Collector’s Corner are measured. All prices are based on a 20mL pour.

 

List of Collector’s Corner drams coming soon!

WHISKY & SPIRITS

WhiskyPLUS is once again being supported by a number of well-known brands and exhibitors. The brands noted below participated in WhiskyPLUS 2018. This year’s participants will be updated beginning in mid-May and we’ll add all the brands as they come on board!

Arran
bushmills
hazelburn
monkey_shoulder
the-botanist
lower-east-side
foursquare
royal-salute
twenty-third-distillery
Balblair-fixed
chivas
kilchoman
octomore
the-glenlivet
mekhong
jameson-whisky
single-available
kaiyo-update
deanston
ledaig
paul-john
the-scotch
wholly-spirits
martell-cognac
the-single-cask
titos-vodka2
glendronach
bdcl
diplomatico
longrow
pernod-ricard
william-grant-sons
aberlour
nikka-whisky
tomintoul
Benromach-Logo
glenfarclas
port-charlotte
ancnoc
akashi
old-pulteney
citadelle
phraya
Bunnahabhain
glenfiddich-logo
mars_whisky
remy-cointreau
caorunn
plantation-rum
giffard
speyburn

HOW TO GET HERE

We strongly encourage guests to think and drink responsibly, and a big part of that is not drinking and driving. Take a Grab, get a friend to pick you up, or take advantage of the excellent room deals on offer for guests of WhiskyPLUS and turn the event into a weekend staycation!

As we finalise all the particulars, we will provide exact details for how to get to WhiskyPLUS.

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ADDRESS

7th Floor, Tower Block,
Syed Kechik Foundation Building
Jalan Kapas, Bangsar
59100, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

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CONTACT

info@whiskyplus.my

sponsor@whiskyplus.my

+603 20949664

+603 20969790

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