Hong Kong Whisky Festival
Cold and rainy February’s the month for whisky it seems, as the first ever Hong Kong Whisky Festival (and the second one in town) takes place at the InterContinental Grand Stanford. Dram dabblers can learn how to properly appreciate a single malt through one of the masterclasses on food and whisky pairing, attend a VIP pouring session, or sample the many varieties on offer in the main hall. A Peat Pavillion will also be on site, complete with an ice bar serving oysters, sea urchin and peaty malts. Main hall opens noon-7pm; Peat Pavillion 5-11pm. Feb 20, 12pm. InterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong, 70 Mody Rd., 2721-5161. $220 from cityline.com, includes one glass and two starter tokens; $420 for ticket plus entry to master class. Additional tokens $25 each. hkwhiskyfestival.com.
Malt Masters 2016
Find the perfect dram at this two-day whisky showcase at the Conrad, featuring selections from more than 50 distilleries. There’ll also be masterclasses for you to nose deeper into whisky appreciation, as well as classes on cigar and food pairing. Feb 27-28. Conrad Hong Kong, 88 Queensway, 2521-3838. $800 per day from gormei.com.