Thank you to everyone who joined us at our first Kendal Whisky Festival and all the amazing distilleries and brands. We’re already busy planning for 2022 so keep checking back for announcements on tickets.



We’re welcoming some of the world’s best whisky makers to Kendal for the inaugural Whisky Festival including Mackmyra, Smokehead, Lakes Distillery, Waterford and Elixir Distillers.
Come and meet the distillers, find out more about these amazing whiskies and the stories behind their creation!


Tickets are £37.50 per session (+ booking fee). All your tastings for that session, a festival glass and programme are included along with discounts to other food and drinks around the town on festival weekend. A goody bag is also included, and access to purchase masterclass tastings for your session.

Visitor Information

Make the most of your visit to Kendal and the Whisky Festival – how to get here, where to stay, places to eat and discover more about the Auld Grey Town. You’ll find a warm welcome awaits here at the gateway to the Lakes.

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Welcome to Kendal Whisky Festival 2021!

Firstly, thank you for dropping in on our website – however you’ve found us, it’s great that you’re here.

The Kendal Whisky Festival is something we’ve talked about (usually over a few drams…) for more years than we care to mention and, in 2021, we finally decided to go for it.

Both of us are passionate, obsessive, curious and excitable whisky lovers who enjoy nothing better than sampling a classic single malt or innovative new creation from around the world, and you’ll find plenty of both at this year’s festival.

We hope you can join us here in our home town for the very first Kendal Whisky Festival.