WhiskyFest Las Vegas

Dec 2, 2022 | Resorts World Las Vegas



Dewar’s and the Future of Scotch

Blossom Room 1
7:00-7:45 pm


Gabriel Cardarella | BIO
North American Ambassador | John Dewar & Sons, Ltd.

Join Dewar’s Scotch Whisky North American Brand Ambassador, Gabriel Cardarella, for an exploration into the pioneering process of Double Ageing and the effects of maturation and cask finishing.

The Art of Blending: A Deconstruction of Hibiki Japanese Harmony

Blossom Room 2
7:45-830 pm


Jonathan Armstrong | BIO
West Coast Brand Ambassador | House of Suntory

Please join the House of Suntory for an extraordinary opportunity to discover and explore the depth of Japanese whisky. Tasting a selection of whiskies from Chita, Hakushu and Yamazaki distilleries, we will discuss the history, craftsmanship and terroir of the House of Suntory. Through the Art of Blending we will examine the influence of American oak, Spanish Sherry casks and Japanese Mizunara Oak barrels and share the subtle, refined and complex nature of Hibiki Japanese Harmony.

East Meets West - When Kentucky Met Japan

Blossom Room G
7:00-7:45 pm


Edwin Cruz | BIO
American Whiskey Ambassador | James B. Beam Distilling Co. 

Join the James B. Beam Distilling company for a rare opportunity to explore the boundaries of the bourbon world. Through a deconstruction of the cask finished whiskeys that make up Legent, we will explore the impact that wood and finishes have on Bourbon and how the Japanese art of blending lead to this, first of its kind, collaboration between two Whisky/ey legends, Fred Noe and Shinji Fukuyo.

Exploration of Wood Finishing with Maker's Mark

Blossom Room H
7:45-8:30 pm


Phil Olson
Diplomat | Maker's Mark

Maker’s Mark 46 hit the market in 2010 with it’s innovative use of virgin oak staves to finish fully mature Maker’s Mark. Since then, the door to endless flavor possibilities has been open, as evidence by the one of a kind Maker’s Mark Private Selection program. Beginning in 2019, Makers’innovation and maturation teams have taken that exploration of flavor to the next level with our first national limited release of RC-6, kicking off the Wood Finishing Series which continues to build excitement year over year. Join Maker’s Mark Diplomat, Phil Olson, as he takes you through a historical tasting of the entire lineup of Wood Finishing Series to date, exploring how the ability to isolate flavors within unique oak staves and carry them into each distinct expression of Maker’s Mark.

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