Whiskies of the World® Expo returned to San Pedro Square Market, downtown San Jose's most unique culinary and entertainment venue.
-Meet whisky distillers, gurus and brand ambassadors as you taste and experience the finest spirits from around the world
-Two hour tasting
-Souvenir tasting glass designed for nosing and enjoying spirits
-Food paired with the whiskies
-Close to 200 whiskies to be tasted as you visit different tables and meet the people behind the whisky
-Two informative and entertaining whisky seminars (only availible for patrons that attend a main tasting session)
-Experience the pleasures of whisky and cigars at the cigar and whisky pairing session
Add-ons for patrons that have main tasting session tickets:
(select the following that do not conflict with the time of your main tasting session)
Whisky Seminar 1 (The Glenlivet)
Whisky Seminar 2 (High West)
Whisky and Cigar Session 1
Whisky and Cigar Session 2
Session 1 & 2 include; Hundreds of whiskies from all over the world to taste, food for pairing, a whisky tasting glass.
Josh Gelfand (The Glenlivet): Wood Makes the Whisky
Josh Gelfand has 8 years of spirits and hospitality experience, ranging from bartending to being a brand ambassador for The Glenlivet, his most recent position. This class takes us from Aberlour to The Glenlivet, five miles away yet worlds apart. Join us as we dive into the complexities of wood management and how cask selection greatly infulences the flavor profile of each spirit.
David Perkins (High West): Whiskey: An Organoleptic Journey
Join David Perkins, Proprietor of High West Distillery, for an experiential seminar of multiple whiskey distillates to better understand government regulations around whiskey definitions, cut points, yeast, mistakes, important chemical copmpounds in whiskey, and one of our weaknesses: whiskey and chocolate.
Dress Code: This is a sophisticated spirits festival. Please dress accordingly. Dressy casual to business is recommended. Kilts and greatly welcome! No t-shirts, shorts or torn clothing allowed.
Cigars and Whisky
Learn the artistry that goes into making cigars and smoking them. We will pair two cigars with two whiskies. The featured whiskies will be Kilchoman Machir Bay (presented by the distillery owner himself, Anthony Wills) and Russell's Reserve Single Barrel (presented by the national brand ambassador Robin Coupar). Featured cigars will be from Partagas.