Join us for DramFest 2014, New Zealand's premiere whisky festival taking place in Christchurch, New Zealand on the 28th of February and 1st and 2nd of March 2014.

DramFest takes place over 3 days, with specialist whisky tastings, social evenings and New Zealand's largest whisky expo which will be home to over 40 standholders of producers, distilleres, suppliers and independent bottlers from some of Scotland and the worlds most iconic whisky distilleries.

For full details of what's on at the largest whisky festival in New Zealand, please head over to our DramFest website at www.dramfest.co.nz

DramFest 2014

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DramFest 2020 - A wee dram with Alan Winchester (Saturday 2:00PM)

DramFest 2020 - A wee dram with Alan Winchester (Saturday 2:00PM)

$20.00

With a career in Scotch spanning more than 40 years and 20 different distilleries, we are delighted to welcome Alan Winchester of The Glenlivet to his first DramFest.In 2009 Alan was appointed Master distiller of The Glenlivet and overall production manager for Pernod Ricard, managing 14 of the spirit giant’s malt distilleries. He was made a Kee...


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DramFest 2020 - A wee dram with Alasdair Stevenson (Sunday 2:00PM)

DramFest 2020 - A wee dram with Alasdair Stevenson (Sunday 2:00PM)

$20.00

We are delighted to welcome to DramFest 2020 Alasdair Stevenson from The GlenAllachie Distillery in Speyside. Alasdair developed a keen interest in Scotch whisky at a young age and pursued a career in the industry upon completing a business degree at Strathclyde University. After 5 years in the sales team at BenRiach Distillery, he followed Bill...


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DramFest 2020 - A wee dram with Chloe Wood (Sunday 4:30PM)

DramFest 2020 - A wee dram with Chloe Wood (Sunday 4:30PM)

$20.00

Located on the shores of Loch Indaal on the Isle of Islay, Bruichladdich Distillery is known for its progressive and eclectic style of whiskies, from their classic unpeated expressions to the record breaking  peaty Octomore. Chloe Wood is an Islay native and represented Bruichalddich in the Asia Pacific region. She has over six years of experien...


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DramFest 2020 - A wee dram with Mark Westmorland (Sunday 3:15PM)

DramFest 2020 - A wee dram with Mark Westmorland (Sunday 3:15PM)

$20.00

Global Brand Ambassador of Wolfburn Whisky, we are delighted to welcome Mark Westmorland to his first ever DramFest. Being born and bred in Thurso, the home of Wolfburn Distillery and a lover of the amber nectar, it seems fitting that Mark would become part of the team at Wolfburn.The distillery is the most northerly on the mainland of Scotland ...


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DramFest 2020 - A wee dram with Rob Gray (Saturday 3:15PM)

DramFest 2020 - A wee dram with Rob Gray (Saturday 3:15PM)

$20.00

Born and raised in Scotland, Rob has over 20 years of experience in the drinks industry, having spent the majority of his career based in Hong Kong working with Chivas Brothers Ltd. His contribution to the Scotch whisky industry was recognised in 2012 when he was inducted as a Keeper of the Quaich, one of Scotland's most prestigious whisky honor...


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DramFest 2020 - Adelphi Masterclass (Saturday 2:30PM)

DramFest 2020 - Adelphi Masterclass (Saturday 2:30PM)

$50.00

The Hon. Alex Bruce, Master of the Quaich is the managing director of Adelphi, one of Scotland's premier independent bottlers, as well as of Ardnamurchan distillery. Alex is one of the world's most respected whisky personalities and long time supporter and friend of Whisky Galore. Alex's iconic single cask and small batch selections will be on o...


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DramFest 2020 - Ardbeg Masterclass (Saturday 4:00PM)

DramFest 2020 - Ardbeg Masterclass (Saturday 4:00PM)

$50.00

Completing his Distilling Diploma with an exemplary award kick-started Brendan's career in the industry, leading to such accomplishments as helping to design Roseisle Distillery, managing Oban Distillery, and acting as Group manager for Lagavulin and Caol Ila Distilleries and Port Ellen Maltings on Islay. Brendan McCarron joined The Glenmorangie...


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DramFest 2020 - Diplomático Masterclass (Sunday 4:45PM)

DramFest 2020 - Diplomático Masterclass (Sunday 4:45PM)

$40.00

As an internationally recognized global rum ambassador, Ian travels the world, training, lecturing and promoting rum & cocktails and with over 25 years in the industry he is setting the pace for the promotion of the unique rum lifestyle globally. We are delighted that he will be joining us again for DramFest to represent Diplomático Rum from...


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DramFest 2020 - GlenDronach Masterclass (Saturday 3:15PM)

DramFest 2020 - GlenDronach Masterclass (Saturday 3:15PM)

$50.00

Having worked in the industry for over 25 years, Stewart has held many different roles and titles, from Stillman to Global Ambassador. He joined the team at BenRiach distillery in 2004, performing tasks as varied as painting the walls to fixing the boilers. His work took him from Warehouseman, to Tasting Host, to Production Manager and eventuall...


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Dramfest 2020 - Glenfarclas Masterclass (Saturday 4:45PM)

Dramfest 2020 - Glenfarclas Masterclass (Saturday 4:45PM)

$60.00

We are delighted to announce that DramFest 2020 is the first time that we will be joined by George Grant, part of the 6th generation of the Grants of Glenfarclas. Known by many in New Zealand and around the world as one of the most revered whiskies made in Scotland, Glenfarclas is one of only a handful of independent, family-owned distilleries. ...


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DramFest 2020 - Kilchoman & Ardnamurchan Masterclass (Sunday 4:00PM)

DramFest 2020 - Kilchoman & Ardnamurchan Masterclass (Sunday 4:00PM)

$35.00

The Kilchoman & Adelphi Masterclass brings together two of DramFest's longest standing personalities, Anthony Wills from the Kilchoman distillery, and Alex Bruce from the Ardnamurchan distillery.Together in a tasting for the first time in New Zealand, Anthony and Alex's Masterclass will focus on the creation of a very special whisky that is ...


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DramFest 2020 - Kilkerran (Glengyle) Masterclass (Sunday 3:15PM)

DramFest 2020 - Kilkerran (Glengyle) Masterclass (Sunday 3:15PM)

$40.00

David Allen returns for his fourth DramFest, journeying all the way from Campbeltown to share the history behind the whiskies of Glengyle Distillery. David has been working with these whiskies extensively over the last 7 years or so, now heading up as their Director of Sales and Marketing. We are delighted to have his depth of knowledge and expe...


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DramFest 2020 - Springbank Masterclass (Saturday 1:45PM)

DramFest 2020 - Springbank Masterclass (Saturday 1:45PM)

$45.00

Ranald joins us from Springbank distillery in Campbeltown where he has been Director of sales and marketing for nearly 14 years. Another Campbeltown local, he grew  up with the distillery on his doorstep and has an abundance of whisky knowledge and no doubt some great stories to share with you all. Springbank, known for its old fashioned approac...


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DramFest 2020 - The Glenlivet Masterclass (Sunday 1:45pm)

DramFest 2020 - The Glenlivet Masterclass (Sunday 1:45pm)

$50.00

With a career in Scotch spanning more than 40 years and 20 different distilleries, we are delighted to welcome Alan Winchester of The Glenlivet to his very first Dramfest.In 2009 Alan was appointed Master distiller of The Glenlivet and overall production manager for Pernod Ricard, managing 14 of the spirit giant’s malt distilleries. He was made ...


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DramFest 2020 - The Top Shelf (Saturday 10:30AM)

DramFest 2020 - The Top Shelf (Saturday 10:30AM)

$145.00

The Top Shelf returns to DramFest for 2020, and this year we are privileged to have these special sessions hosted by two of the world's foremost experts and authors on Scotch whisky, Charles Maclean and Dave Broom.Between them, they have over 40 years of experience writing, studying and educating about whisky, they will guide you through a tasti...


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DramFest 2020 - The Top Shelf (Sunday 10:30AM)

DramFest 2020 - The Top Shelf (Sunday 10:30AM)

$145.00

The Top Shelf returns to DramFest for 2020, and this year we are privileged to have these special sessions hosted by two of the world's foremost experts and authors on Scotch whisky, Charles Maclean and Dave Broom.Between them, they have over 40 years of experience writing, studying and educating about whisky, they will guide you through a tasti...


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DramFest 2020 - Wm. Cadenhead Masterclass (Sunday 2:30PM)

DramFest 2020 - Wm. Cadenhead Masterclass (Sunday 2:30PM)

$50.00

We are lucky enough to have Campbeltown local and Cadenhead expert, Cameron McGeachy make the journey to Christchurch to share his wealth of experience and knowledge of this iconic brand. Wm. Cadenhead is Scotland's oldest independent bottler, boasting some of the most extensive and varied stocks of maturing whisky in the world. We are extremely...


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DramFest 2020- A wee dram with Anthony Wills (Saturday 4:30PM)

DramFest 2020- A wee dram with Anthony Wills (Saturday 4:30PM)

$20.00

We are delighted to welcome back to his 7th DramFest, Anthony Wills, co-founder of Kilchoman Disitllery on Islay. Known as Islay’s Farm distillery, Kilchoman grows and malts its own barley. Typical in days gone by, Kilchoman's traditional barley-to-bottle approach to whisky making is now almost unheard of, it's one of very few distilleries of it...


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