By Jeoffrey Mukubi
THE first-ever FNB Whisky Festival is set to take place from the 14 and 15 of July at the Windhoek Country Club Resort.
Not only will it be a showcasing event for passionate whisky lovers to experience a tasting like never before, but it will also be an opportunity for the general public to gain a better understanding of the beverage and its history.
The festival is set to feature an array of high-end whiskies to choose from, including Jack Daniels, Chivas Regal, Jameson and Johnny Walker. There will also be a cigar and Amarula lounge, a coffee bar, and to add to the excitement, Moet and Chandon will be providing free champagne for the duration of the festival. FNB Executive Officer, Dixon Norval, could not contain his excitement when he welcomed the media to the official launch of the FNB Whisky Festival at the bank’s official headquarters in the Windhoek city centre last Thursday. “The purpose of the two-day festival is to create a platform where the country’s most passionate whisky lovers can participate in tasting experiences they would normally not have access too,” said Norval. He added that the event’s distillery partners are excited about reaching all Namibian whisky enthusiasts, as the festival will give them an opportunity to share their deep passion for their whiskies, in one-on-one atmosphere. “FNB Namibia, as a responsible business, endeavours to add value to the communities we operate in, while preserving what makes our country unique,” Norval said. FNB Namibia Segment Head of Rural Business, Oliver Horsthemke, closed the official proceedings by thanking their Whisky Festival partners. The media was treated to a teaser for the main event, when South African whisky expert Tommy Larkan gave a brief history of the drink, while emphasising the differences between different types of whiskies.
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