The event was held at cult music venue The Relentless Garage in Highbury Corner. It is not everyday that you get to have a whisky festival on your doorstep, so we offered to help Jean-Luc and Pierre for the two days. It wasn't glamorous, but someone had to do it! The whisky tasting took place in the main venue, while bands performed in the intimate upstairs venue. Once the whisky stands were cleared away, the music switched to the main venue for the evening headliners. It has to be said that The Garage has been tarted up a bit since we last visited, while still maintaining its cool vibe.
|Ardbeg love peat and women in denim ... apparently!|
|Dominic on his World Whisky stand|
|Lucas & Chris spread the AnCnoc love|
So congratulations to Jean-Luc and Pierre for pulling off a successful two day event. Please be sure to check out the Connosr site over the next few days as they will be uploading a number of video clips from the weekend - this includes interviews with the bands and exhibitors, whisky reviews and exclusive acoustic tracks recorded by some of the artists. We had a great time helping out with everything and hope that the Pure Festival becomes a permanent fixture on the whisky show circuit. It offers something different and brings whisky to the attention of a new audience - that can only be a good thing.
|Jean-Luc & Pierre relax with a well earned dram after Pure|