Liverpool Bourbon and Whiskey Event

Bourbon Brothers: A Bourbon and American Whiskey Festival in Liverpool

It’s back! We were so pleased to hear that the Bourbon Brothers Bourbon tasting event returned to Liverpool in 2018! This time, the team took to China Town in the famous Black E building.

Also known as Great George Street Congregational Church the building sits on the corner of Great George St and Nelson St. This former religious building turned arts, culture and events space couldn’t have been a better host location for this event.

With a fantastic central seating space filled with benches, and just metres away from the bar and bourbon tasting stands we were incredibly happy to spend an afternoon here. Even more so when the blue band started and the upstairs balcony was opened. Sipping fantastic American spirit and listing to some classic American Blues on a Saturday afternoon in Liverpool. Who would have thought it?!

There was a really good selection on offer during our last visit (see below for 2016’s review). This year, the team did not disappoint either. Whether you are a veteran of this kind of spirit or keen to try it for the very first time this is the ideal place to go.


LATEST – There is another Bourbon Tasting Event planned for Chester in June 2018. Check the Facebook Page for more information.

Here’s our report on the 2016 Bourbon Brothers event in the Royal Liver Buildings

Every now and again you’ll discover Liverpool independent events that are really something special. This particular one was a Bourbon and American Whiskey tasting event. It was run by Bourbon Brothers at the venue in the Royal Liver Buildings, near the Liverpool docks.

Liverpool is full of interesting and amazing things to do on a weekend visit, or a city break here. If you’re a fan of Bourbon and/or American Whiskeys, good music and atmosphere this was exactly the kind of thing for you. You can’t get a much more spectacular location to spend an afternoon drinking than here too!


Royal Liver Building Liverpool

The Royal Liver Building, Liverpool. Host of the Bourbon Bros Easter Weekend Event.

Everyone likes to do wonderful things with their bank holidays right? You have a few extra days off, whether you like to go out and get drunk with friends or try new stuff it’s the ideal time for you to do something different. The staff at the Bourbon Brothers tasting event were more than capable to serve you a taste different to the normal with a smile on their face, they were excellent.
 Bourbon Brothers in Liverpool

Friendly staff at the Bourbon Brother Event in The Royal Liver Building, Liverpool

A wide range of tasty, weird and wonderful bourbons and whiskey were available for you to quench your thirst with. Even if you are not a huge fan of this sort of drink there was a taste in the room you would enjoy for sure. It was a great learning experience for you to explore new drinks that you have never tasted before, and discover more about your own likes and dislikes. I personally found 3 bourbons that I’d never even heard of before, that I don’t think I could go without in my spirits cupboard now!

The Wild Turkey Bourbon range

There were over fifty different drinks available to sample, which could lead you to a very drunk afternoon! Taking the time to taste and appreciate was the key, leading to some great finds. If you enjoy a bit of atmosphere with your alcohol there was also a live band and some pretty cool Harley Davidson motorbikes kicking around.Like to learn? You were also taught interesting things about Bourbon and American Whiskey. For example Bourbon is most strongly associated with the state of Kentucky in the USA, whereas American Whiskey has a strong association with Tennessee. The difference between Bourbon and American Whiskey? It’s all to do with percentages of ingredients.

Harley Davidson Motorbike at the Bourbon Brothers event

With anticipation building for the event since back in January it didn’t disappoint. All in all it was a high quality afternoon of whiskey drinking. Feeling the sun on your face as you sip a glass of bourbon on the balcony of the Liver Building in Liverpool was a great experience and made you feel like such a VIP. I’ll certainly be keeping an eye on the independent Liverpool scene for any future events coming up!If you’re planning to take a city break to Merseyside, keep an eye on what’s coming up. With all kinds of exciting independent events happening throughout the year, you’ll more than likely be able to find a wonderful, and new experience to try.

Bourbon on the balcony of the venue at the Royal Liver Buldings, Liverpool

Bourbon on the balcony of the venue at the Royal Liver Buldings, Liverpool

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