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Whisky festival welcomes newbies, experts

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If you’ve ever wanted to start drinking whisky, but were afraid to try, then the Winnipeg Whisky Festival is for you.

Between 300 and 400 would-be whisky drinkers are expected at the Fairmont Hotel Friday night between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m.

There will be some experts there, too, of course, ready to pass on tips on how to drink various kinds of whisky, what to expect taste-wise as well as how one of the world’s most popular liquors is made.

Rookie whisky drinker Geoff Kirbyson was given a tutorial at the Winnipeg Free Press News Café.

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Updated on Friday, February 21, 2014 at 10:16 AM CST: adds new photo

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