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Need an incentive? We will have a record number of whiskies at the event on November 1st… more than 450 whiskies will be available for sampling!
In addition, we will have 12 informative and entertaining seminars that you can attend for no extra charge. Here are brief overviews of them:
The Oloroso Cask: How Sherry Shapes Flavors
Join National Brand Ambassador for Midleton Whiskeys, Jessamine McLellan, for an introduction to the newest member of the Redbreast family: Redbreast Lustau. Enjoy an inside look into the production of the Oloroso Sherry cask, an integral part of maturation for the famous Redbreast Whiskeys. With special Guest Billy Leighton, Midleton Distillery’s Master Blender, attendees will guided through his process for creating and blending this unique expression.
Fire and Ice
Join National Brand Ambassador, Steph Ridgway, for an exclusive comparative tasting of Fire and Ice, the two newest limited edition marques celebrating Highland Park’s storied Norse heritage.
Small Batch from a Big House
Beam Suntory’s Bourbon Brand Ambassador, Philip Pepperdine, and author, Jim Kokoris, will depict the history and personality behind Jim Beam’s small batch collection. Guests will delve into the life of Booker Noe and discuss the impact that he had on not only the Jim Beam as a portfolio, but also the manner in which bourbon is enjoyed throughout the world today. The seminar will include a sampling of some of the rarest expressions from the Jim Beam distillery.
Ardbeg Virtual Reality Tasting
Ardbeg and the island of Islay in an entirely new and immersive Virtual Reality experience you won’t ever forget! David Blackmore, Ardbeg Master Brand Ambassador leads this one.
The Ultimate Lagavulin Seminar
To coincide with the 200th Anniversary of one of the world’s most renowned distilleries, Ewan Morgan and Gregor Cattanach bring the Ultimate Lagavulin Seminar. A true one-off experience that will not only feature some of the rarest Lagavulin ever sampled, coupled with a walk through the timeline of the distillery looking at the history and a technical, deep delve into the distilling practices and how they have changed over the centuries.
What’s New with The Macallan
From new age statements to new collectables, there’s a lot going on with The Macallan this fall. Be among the first to taste the new expressions from the Rolls Royce of Single Malts presented by Raquel Raies, National Brand Ambassador.
Single Malt from the House of Suntory
Japanese whisky has been in the spotlight in recent years, due to deep respect for heritage and commitment to perfection. Gardner Dunn will take guests through an intimate masterclass with a thoughtful selection of Single Malts from the House of Suntory. Guests will delve into the refined sensibility of the Japanese people and the art of blending as used by the masters of Suntory whisky.
True North Rising: Telling the Untold Story of World Class Canadian Whisky
As Canadian Whisky once again finds its feet on the global stage there are many questions around the liquid and the land. Join Don Livermore to find out how Canada imparts a piece of itself in each of our products and, in turn, produces whiskies that are comfortable in the company of the best our industry has to offer. Guests will be able to sample staples like Lot 40 and JP Wiser’s 18 Year Old along with rare expression Pike Creek 10 Year Old and latest innovation, Gooderham & Worts.
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 groundbreaking collection.
Are You Ageist?
Join Master of Scotch Dom Venegas for an analysis of Non-Age Statement (NAS) Whisky with where you’ll reassess the sometimes-deceptive reputation of age through a close look at the entire maturation process, including the influence of a cask’s wood type and its preparation. This is a prime opportunity to reconsider how you measure a single malt, regardless of region. Let your palate alone be the judge of these NAS Scotch whiskies: The Glenlivet The Founder’s Reserve, The Glenlivet Nàdurra Peated Cask Finish, The Glenlivet Nàdurra Oloroso and Aberlour A’bunadh.
Glenmorangie: Beyond the Finish. A tradition of Innovation at the Glenmorangie Company.
Join David Blackmore on an exciting exploration of the Glenmorangie Company’s whisky stocks to discover some “old friends” and innovative new whiskies including the “Legends” series.
Join Beam Suntory’s Scotch Ambassador, Simon Brooking, for an exploration of the influence of cask maturation on one of the best-selling Islay whiskies- Laphroaig Select. The seminar will include a sampling of Laphroaigs unavailable in the US.