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Impressive list of Master Blenders and Distillers slated for WhiskyFest New York

March 2nd, 2012

I’m back from vacation, and getting caught up with my work. I’ve been putting together the list of master distillers and blenders participating in our seminars as panel members at WhiskyFest New York on October 27th, and it’s impressive.

From Scotland

John Glaser, Compass Box

Dr. Bill Lumsden, Glenmorangie & Ardbeg

Jim McEwan, Bruichladdich

Richard Paterson, Dalmore, etc.

Matthew Crow, Johnnie Walker

From Ireland

Barry Crockett, Midleton Distillery

Colum Egan, Bushmills

“To be determined”, Cooley Distillery

From the U.S.

Truman Cox, A. Smith Bowman

Parker Beam, Heaven Hill

Chris Morris, Brown-Forman

Harlan Wheatley, Buffalo Trace

David Perkins, High West

In addition, we will have our main Whisky Advocate writers and whisky reviewers on hand, moderating the seminars:

Whisky Advocate writers

Dave Broom

Lew Bryson

Jonny McCormick

Dominic Roskrow

Gavin Smith

We’re still lining up the whiskies for the event, but I can assure you that there will be some very special whiskies poured (e.g. Glenmorangie 1963 Vintage and Brora 30 year old!), and several whiskeys that will make their U.S. debut (e.g. Midleton Barry Crockett Legacy, and Barry himself will taste us on it).

We hope to have the complete agenda finalized by the end of March. Stay tuned.

No Responses to “Impressive list of Master Blenders and Distillers slated for WhiskyFest New York”

  1. John Hansell says:

    Like I mentioned above, we are still compiling the pour list for this event, but we just received confirmation that everyone attending the seminars will have the very, very, rare opportunity to taste the first-ever Glenmorangie vintage, 1963(!!!), which was bottled a couple decades ago. Very cool!

  2. Joshua says:

    Wow, I can’t believe I’m missing this. I will have to go one year soon. This sounds like the place to be for an up-and-coming enthusiast. The seminars sound awesome!

  3. Ben says:

    Wow, that’s quite a collection of master distillers! Can’t wait!

  4. Jay says:

    Hi John, how do we sign up? Thanks!

  5. Kyle says:

    John, can we talk Jim McEwan into coming out to SF this year?

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