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WhiskyFest Washington DC 2017 Seminars

7:00 – 7:45


WhiskyFest Speaker Chris MorrisSalon 7
Chris Morris
Master Distiller | Woodford Reserve

Woodford Reserve – A Story of Flavor
Explore the significant flavor changes in the Woodford Reserve brand family that result from implementing very simple process changes. Master Distiller, Chris Morris, will lead you in tasting the Woodford Reserve Bourbon, Double Oaked, Rye and 2016 Masters Collection expressions.



WhiskyFest Speaker Simon BrookingSalon 8
Simon Brooking
Scotch National Brand Ambassador | Beam Suntory

Peated Malts of Distinction
Introducing the Peated Malts of Distinction, a selection of the world’s finest peated smoked single malts from Beam Suntory. Our peated malt flights offer a journey for consumers, from the lightly peated liquids of Hakushu to the richer and full-bodied peat flavor of Laphroaig. This allows consumers to experience the range of taste profiles and where they fall along the peat scale.


WhiskyFest Speaker Michael HeadsSalon 9

Michael Heads
Distillery Manager | Ardbeg

A Celebration of 10 Years as Ardbeg Distillery Manager with Michael Heads
Join Ardbeg Distillery Manager, Michael Heads, for a tast through his 10 years as Distillery Manager, followed by a special opportunity to taste the latest release, Ardbeg Kelpie Committee Release.


7:45 – 8:30

WhiskyFest Speaker Denny PotterSalon 10

Denny Potter
Master Distiller | Heaven Hill Distilleries

A Decade of Decadence – A Retrospective on Parker’s Heritage Collection
In recognition of this year’s 10th edition of Parker’s Heritage Collection, join Heaven Hill Master Distiller Denny Potter as he reviews the origins and history of this acclaimed annual series of American Whiskey, and sample both this year’s 24-Year-Old Bottled-in-Bond Offering and three no longer available prior editions. Help us honor Parker’s legacy and enjoy a rare opportunity to taste critically-lauded whiskeys from this ground-breaking collection.



WhiskyFest Speaker Jason MooreSalon 12
Jason Moore
Single Malt Specialist | Jura

Journey to Jura
Join us for an exciting Virtual Reality experience that takes you on a journey to Jura’s remote island home. Taste the new Jura 10, which marks a return to our original smoky house style, and a few other rare whiskies from our private collection.



WhiskyFest Speaker John GlaserSalon 13
John Glaser
Whiskymaker | Compass Box

Master Class with John Glaser
Join Whiskymaker John Glaser as he tells the story of Compass Box Whisky through the tasting of his most iconic whiskies. He’ll also feature some selections from his highly sought-after Limited Edition range. For fans of Mr. Glaser or of the Scotch Whisky category, this will be a seminar to remember.


8:30 – 9:15

WhiskyFest Speaker Philip PepperdineSalon 8
Philip Pepperdine
East Coast American Whisk(e)y Brand Ambassador | Beam Suntory

Kentucky: Uncut
Join Philip Pepperdine, Beam Suntory’s East Coast Bourbon Ambassador as he guides us through some epic barrel strength beauties from Jim Beam and Maker’s Mark. Come learn what makes each marque its own personality and a liquid embodiment of the true essence of Bourbon Country.



David BlackmoreSalon 9
David Blackmore
Global Brand Ambassador | Glenmorangie

Glenmorangie – Finishing Firsts
Join Global Brand Ambassador David Blackmore for an in depth tasting through the Glenmorangie Extra Matured Range, paired with the corresponding wines responsible for each finish. We also have a special opportunity to taste the latest Private Edition release, Glenmorangie Bacalta Madeira Finish, paired with Malmsey Madeira wine.