WhiskyFest San Francisco 2013 Seminars

Seminar Schedule – WhiskyFest San Francisco 2013

7:00 – 7:45 pm

Nob Hill C/D
David Blackmore

Global Master Brand Ambassador | Glenmorangie
Inside the Whisky Creators Laboratory
Join Master Brand Ambassador David Blackmore for a fascinating peek inside the workings of the Glenmorangie Whisky Creation Team and it’s sensory laboratory. We will  taste various cask samples and some old favorites from the Glenmorangie range.

Nob Hill A/B
Craig Beam
Master Distiller | Heaven Hill
Bernie Lubbers
Brand Ambassador | Heaven Hill
Got Proof?
Mixologists and aficionados alike are singing the praises of high proof whiskeys as purer, more traditional expressions that also hold up well in cocktails.  Join 7th Generation Master Distiller Craig Beam and Bernie Lubbers, Heaven Hill’s “Whiskey Professor”, as they explore and taste some of Heaven Hill Distilleries’ highest proof bottlings, including some new and rare releases.  Give your palate a thrill—and don’t forget some water!

7:45 – 8:30 pm

Salon 3/4
Martin Daraz
Brand Ambassador | Highland Park
Highland Park Blind Tasting
Join Highland Park’s Brand Ambassador Martin Daraz for a unique tasting experience. This class will blind taste official distillery bottlings side by side with independent bottlings that originated from the Orcadian distillery as we explore the nature of highland Park’s combination of peatiness and sweetness. You’ll also learn about the history and production of Highland Park as we taste.

Salon 1/2
Iain McCallum
Malt Master | Morrison Bowmore Distillers
Johnnie Mundell
Brand Ambassador | Bowmore
Sea the Difference – Bi-Valve Bounty
The Bowmore guys, Iain McCallum (Global Master) and Johnnie Mundell (West Coast Padawan) will trade your participation for a series of unique pairings that will enhance your experience and understanding of Bowmore’s core range. We will then finish by leaving you with an extra special taste of what’s going on across the sea. Shellfish allergies advised to pass.

Salon 5/6
Ian Chang

Master Blender | Kavalan
The Rise of Kavalan Distillery
Join Master Blender, Ian Chang, as he introduces you to the history of Kavalan distillery. Learn how it all started and how quality whisky is produced in the subtropical climate of Taiwan.

8:30 – 9:15 pm

Nob Hill C/D
David Blackmore

Global Master Brand Ambassador | Ardbeg
Ardbeg, from Peat Bog to Bottle
A journey through the peaty universe of the “Ultimate Islay Single Malt”. Join Master Brand Ambassador, David Blackmore for a tasting sure to include some turfy treats and forgotten smokey surprises…

Nob Hill A/B
Josh Gelfand
Brand Ambassador | The Glenlivet
The Glenlivet
Brand Ambassador Josh Gelfand will take consumers through a tasting of all 6 marques in The Glenlivet core range to highlight why the distillery is the Single Malt That Started It All.