London 2016

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The world’s premier whisky tasting show returns to the stunning surroundings of The Honourable Artillery Company on Friday 18th & Saturday 19th March 2016. This historic 18th Century mansion, set in a six acre garden yet just a stone's throw from Moorgate and Liverpool Street stations, provides a truly memorable backdrop to a great whisky experience.  With a brand new whisky themed menu for 2016, Masterclasses, food pairings, the VIP Lounge and exclusive private VIP pouring’s, Whisky Live London 2016 welcomes visitors from across the globe.

Producers from 4 corners of the globe gather to showcase their rare, unique and hard to find whiskies, as well as some of the more main stream brands you would expect to find in specialist whisky retailers. With producers from Spain, the USA, Australia, Taiwan, Japan and of course Ireland & Scotland (as well as many other producing nations), this is an unique international whisky experience not to be missed, whether you’re an avid enthusiast or new to the exciting world of whisky. 

Confirmed Masterclasses:

Friday 17:30-18:15 - Sakuma Tadashi & Emiko Kaji - Nikka Expressions -  The Nikka Whisky Company are launching two new single malt whiskies and The Nikka 12 Year Old at Whisky Live London 2016. This is your opportunity to taste them with the Chief Blender and hear about their production and the distilleries that make them in a special session focussing on the Nikka Whisky Company’s variety of single malts

Fri 18:45-19:30 - Alwynne Gwilt, Girvan

Fri 19:45-20:30 - Stephen Teeling, Teeling - 

Join Stephen Teeling of the Teeling Whiskey Company as he takes you through the Teeling Trinity – Small Batch, Single Grain and Single Malt – all multi award winning and wholly unique to the Irish whiskey category. This is also your opportunity to taste a completely new expression from the Teeling Whiskey Company – the new 24YO Single Malt – set for release later on this year and exclusively available to taste here at Whisky Live, London for the first time. Come and taste the Spirit of Dublin with Ireland’s leading independent Irish whiskey producer!

Fri 20:45-21:30 - Michael Henry - Loch Lomond Whiskies, Spirit of a Truly Special Place

Sat 13:00-13:45 - Angus Dundee, Duncan Baldwin 

Sat 14:15-15:00 - Iain Allan, Glen Moray

Sat 15:30-16:15 - Gordon Dundas – Beam Suntory Global Travel Retail - Come for a journey through Beam Suntory’s Travel Retail Whiskies of the World including Hibiki Japanese Harmony Master Select, Auchentoshan Blood Oak 24 years old, Laphroaig Brodir Batch 2, and finishing with the incredible Bowmore Mizunara.

VIP Masterclasses:

Fri 17:15-18:00 - Neil Ridley - World Whiskies Awards

Fri 18:30-19:15 - Charles Montanaro - Whisky cocktails

Fri 19:45-20:30 - Lyndsey Gray (Craigallachie Hotel) - Don't pigeonhole Scotch 

Fri 21:00-21:45 - Joel Harrison, Travel Retail 

Sat 12:15-13:00 - Neil Ridley, World Whiskies Awards 

Sat 13:30-14:15 - Jonny Mcormick, Spectacular Speyside SOLD OUT

Sat 14:45-15:30 - Jonny Mcormick, Spectacular Speyside SOLD OUT

Sat 16:00-16:45 - Jonny Mcormick, Spectacular Speyside 

Book signings:

Ruth Ball - Rebellious Spirits at 18:00-18:30 Friday 18 March

Neil Ridley/Joel Harrison - Distilled at 19:30-20:00 Friday 18 March

Dave Wadell - The Knowledge: Whisky at 15:00-15:30 Saturday 19 March


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