Whiskies of the World Denver 2020


Masterclasses are 45 minutes each. Once the classes are announced and ready for registration, you will be sent an email with the link for registering. There is a non-refundable $5 fee to reserve your seat. Attendees 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.)



The Story of Whiskey

Class Time: 7:00PM-7:45PM Alpine/ CLASSROOM B

Speaker: Robin Robinson Speaker

Class Description: 45 minutes of bad stand-up comedy punctuated with drinking in this hybrid one-man show and whiskey tasting, whiskey educator and consultant Robin Robinson takes us through the entire story of whisky in one rapid fire, crazy narrative that brings in the history of distillation, invading armies, monks and alchemists, farmers and taxmen, Scottish lords and Appalachian hillbillies. From grains to glasses, Ireland to Canada to Japan and India, whisky is more than the sum of its parts and Robinson dares you to come along for the ride of your life. Hold on to your (gl)asses!

Class Tastings:

Knappogue Castle
Wiser’s 18
Aberlour Abund’h
Jefferson’s Ocean
Iwai Tradition
Amrut Single Malt

American Single Malt

Class Time: 8:00PM-8:45PM Maple/CLASSROOM A

Speaker 1: Owen Martin, Head Distiller, Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey
Speaker 2: Ryan Negley, Whiskey Fellow for Boulder Spirits
Speaker 3: Lenny Eckstein, Deerhammer

Class Description: Learn about the fastest growing style in American whiskey from some of the leaders in the industry. Join us for a panel discussion about the beginnings of a American whisky and the development and the future of American Single Malt. Tastings provided.

Scotch Malt Whisky Society Class

Time: 8:30PM-9:15PM Alpine/CLASSROOM B

Speaker: Clarke Boyer, Host and Educator,  Scotch Malt Whisky Society

Class Description: Historically, Scotch whisky blenders classified single malts according to grade or quality. This class takes a deep dive into 5 lesser known Highland spirits all ranked as 1st or Top Class blending malts, expressed as always found in a Scotch Malt Whisky Society bottling – single cask and cask strength.