MASTERCLASSESWhiskies of the World Houston 2019
This schedule is being set for the rescheduled WOW Houston on October 3rd. Check back often for updates.
Masterclasses are 45 minutes each. Once the classes are announced and ready for registration, approximately 30 days before the event, you will be sent an email with the link for registering. There is a non-refundable $5 fee to reserve your seat. You must arrive five minutes early to claim your reserved seat. Seats not claimed will be given to standby. No refunds for late arrival.
Please bring PDF tickets to speed up masterclass check-in.
(This schedule is subject to change.)
Mike Raymond Presents the Rob Roy w/Glenmorangie 14
7:30-8:15pm Classroom A
Owner Reserve 101 and The Cottonmouth Club
We are thrilled Mike is coming back to Whiskies of the World to lead a class. Mike is going to teach you all about the Rob Roy, a classic Scotch cocktail. He will give you the history, and break it down into the individual components so you can replicate this masterpiece at home.
Aberfeldy Barrels and Bees
7:30-8:15pm Classroom B
Bacardi Single Malts Brand Ambassador
In this masterclass we examine the honeyed character of the malt whiskies of Aberfeldy alongside a sampling of honey styles courtesy of a local beekeeper, Nathan Hawthorne of ‘Seeds of the Soil’. Irene takes us through the flavorful world of bees, honey, and pollination, and how we can pair those flavors with Aberfeldy Single Malt, as part of a guided tasting through three expressions, Aberfeldy 12, 16, and 21.
Barrell Bourbon: Blending Innovations
8:35pm-9:20pm Classroom A
Barrell Craft Spirits Ambassador
Barrell Craft Spirits was founded by Joe Beatrice. “Instead of building his own distillery, Joe questioned the conventional wisdom and took a different course. He sourced and blended exceptional casks from established producers, bottled whiskeys at cask strength, and sold them as transparently as possible.That approach was unique in the United States, but not the world. Scotland’s long-established independent bottlers were a major inspiration, and Joe was captivated by their ability to elevate barrels of whisky into something greater than the sum of their parts. He sensed that American consumers, too, would embrace the chance to explore whiskey in an entirely new way.” (From the website) Jessica is presenting some different batches of Barrell Bourbon and discussing the process that Barrell uses to select and blend the Bourbons they buy to bring you the tasty finished products they offer.
Introduction to Japanese Whisky
8:35-9:20pm Classroom B
Author of The Japanese Whisky Handbook
The current popularity of Japanese Whiskies may not have been able to be predicted in 1920 when Masataka Taketsuru arrived home in Japan after learning how to make whisky in Scotland. Whisky is not just a product made from grain, yeast, and water, but is also connected to the people and culture from which is born. Could the tastes of Scotland ever be the same in Japan? In this class you will have a brief introduction to what makes Japanese whisky different from other world whiskies, and what flavors are distinctive to this delicious and popular spirit. The line up for this class is still being finalized, but may include Kaiyo Mizunara Oak, Tottori, Matsui Peated, Kurayoshi Sherry Cask, Fukano Single Barrel, and Ohishi Tokubetsu. Gary Clark, author of The Japanese Whisky Handbook, shares his love and passion for these delicate spirits with you, opening you up to a whole new world of whisky.
9:45 pm (Cigar Patio)
Cigar and Whisky Pairing class
Join Troy Lawrence, owner of Honor Cigars and a professional Hand Cigar roller, for a one of a kind experience. We will pair a bourbon from Devil’s River and a malt from Westward with your cigars and give you some insight for choosing cigars to pair with your whiskies. Cigars offer a social experience. The draw, smoke, and aroma that fills the air; It all brings people together! It’s the feeling of trust, a bond created by the cigars, and shared between strangers who immediately become family. Whisky can do this as well. They are a match made for each other.
Cigars will be available for purchase during the event.