San Francisco Masterclasses 2019

Masterclasses are 45 minutes each. One class is included with each ticket. Once the Classes are announced for 2019, you will be sent an email with a link to register for your class. This line up is subject to change.

You must arrive five minutes before class to claim your reserved seat. Seats not claimed will be given to standby.

Please bring PDF tickets to speed up masterclass check-in.

Robin Robinson
Independent Consultant

The Story Of Whisky
6:00 Dining Deck

In this hybrid one-man show and whisky tasting, whisky 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.

45 minutes of bad stand up comedy punctuated with drinking!

Kyle McHugh
Founder Samson and Surrey
Class TBA Few Whiskey, Brenne Whisky, Widow Jane Bourbon
8:10 Dining Deck

 

 

Iain Forteath
Global Brand Ambassador Glencadam Single Malt Scotch
Sabine Sheehan
Global Brand Ambassador Lambay Irish Whiskey

Lambay Irish Whiskey and Glencadam Scotch Whisky
6:00 Top Deck

Lambay Island is off the coast of Dublin and home to Lambay Whiskey. Sabine Sheehan will introduce you to this delightful Cognac finished whiskey, both the blend and the single malt. She will tell you the history of the Baring family and how they connected with Maison Camus for their barrels.

Glencadam whisky has a long and storied history. Though one of the oldest distilleries in Scotland, it has had it share of owners, and closings and openings, all throughout its history. Iain will introduce you not only to the delicious single malts of Glencadam, including the 10, 13, 21, and 25, but may also bring a surprise from Scotland just for the masterclass!

 

Alec Lee CEO and Co-founder Endless West
Josh Decologon Chief Product Officer and Co-founder Endless West

Glyph: The World’s First Molecular Spirits are Here
7:05pm Top Deck

What does Molecular Spirits mean for the future of food and beverage?

Come meet two founders from Endless West, and learn about how they use science to craft whiskey note by note using molecular analysis and natural extracts. You will taste their first product to go on the market, Glyph, as well as a few extra goodies.

Honor Cigars
Cigar and Whisky Pairing
8:10pm Top Deck

Join Troy Lawrence, owner of Honor Cigars and a professional Hand Cigar roller for a one of a kind experience. We will pair a rye and a malt 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.