Whiskies of the World Atlanta 2016

Masterclasses for Whiskies of the World Atlanta 2016

An email with a link will be sent to all customers that have purchased ticketsMasterclasses are 45 minutes.

Arrive five minutes early to claim your seat if you pre-registered.

7:00 pm (Classroom A)
Clarke Boyer (Glenmorangie and Ardbeg)

Ardbeg Virtual Reality Masterclass:

Take a virtual pilgrimage to the mysterious Isle of Islay with Brand Ambassador Clarke Boyer. Watch barrels roll through the warehouse with your dram of 10 Year Old. Hike to our remote water source with a good measure of Uigeadail. Experience the Untamed Spirit of Islay with Corryvreckan. Finish your journey with a rare expression from our vaults.

8:05 pm (Classroom A)
Eddie Varsalona  (Yellow Rose, Troy and Sons)

How is micro distillation unique and how is it shaping flavor profiles for the modern whisky age. Learn what is unique and innovative with these small craft distilleries and sample some highly allocated products including a Texan single malt, a rye whisky finished in a maple barrels and more.

9:10pm (Classroom A)

Nic Vaughn (Cocktail Class)

An education on whisky mixology using Atlanta’s own Premium 18*21 Bitters and mixers with different styles of whiskies: Malt, Bourbon and Rye.

7:00pm (Classroom B)

David Perkins (High West Distillery)

 Join David Perkins, Founder of High West Distillery, for a glimpse into High West’s journey from idea to attempting to fulfill a big dream and become a full-fledged distilling business.  David will share the stories behind High West: Why Utah? Why the products High West has? Why blend? You will taste High West’s core range and their individual components and some yet to be released products, including our own Valley Tan, made on High West’s new Forsyths pot at the world’s only distillery on a working cattle ranch.

8:05pm (Classroom B) “The Art of Scotch Whisky: Laphroaig Select Deconstructed”

Simon Brooking (Laphroaig)

Simon Brooking is a well-known expert on Scotch whisky. Simon will taste you through the whiskies that compose Laphroaig Select thus immersing you in the Art of Whisky blending.

Cigar Patio

9:10 pm (Smooth Draws Radio Show)
Smokingly entertaining and craftfully educational, Smooth Draws will provide Cigar 101 education along with an expert whisky pairing.  This year is a little more sophisticated: We will have 4 cut and smoke guided tasting sessions. Each is 20 minutes and starts every half hour.  To get a cigar and whisky sample you must attend a guided tasting session: 8:00, 8:30