Whisky Live is the international celebration of whisky, bringing all the whiskies of the world together under one roof. Whisky Live prides itself on bringing together the finest whiskies, great food and a range of education and entertainment to make learning about whisky both fun and stimulating. Whether you are a whisky enthusiast an uninitiated newcomer or just looking for a day out that offers you something different Whisky Live has something for everyone
Whisky Live gives you the unique opportunity to sample the greatest whiskies in the world, whilst mingling with the producers and distillers, marketers and visitor centre staff, all under one roof. In addition to learning about the world of whisky, you will be able to sample rare and sought-after whiskies and meet the stars of the industry.
Each event has its own local flavour and provides the greatest insight into this greatest of spirits. With great food, masterclasses and much more, Whisky Live is a great day out and a memorable experience.
Whisky Live Los Angeles 2010 Review
The Los Angeles show evolved this year moving to the prestigious Beverly Wilshire hotel. The sumpteous ballroom was the ideal place to host the largest and most diverse whisky tasting in California. The finest whiskies in the world coupled with great gourmet dining make it the hot ticket in town.
The masterclass rooms were packed with whisky lovers eager to learn more about their favourite brands. A local jazz band was on hand as well to add to the sophisticated atmosphere. Despite manning his own chocolate and whisky pairing stand, the Jazz chef even found time to pitch in and tickle the ivories with the band.
The stage was also taken over by the Iron Bartender competition as local barkeeps designed a series of cocktails using a raft of ingredients, including a couple of surprises.
Out on the tasting floor many of the major brands were plying their wares, offering the new and unusual alongside main stream expressions. Smaller companies were also out on force giving the enthusiasts something different to try.
Watch out for the show rolling into town again next year bringing all the best whiskies to your door stepView Event Review
Whisky Live Fort L'dale 2010 Review
Like all things, whisky shows and tasting events evolve. Whisky Live Ft. Lauderdale 2010 is no exception. Overlooking the beach, with immediate access to the patio to enjoy a cigar, the Marriot’s new Ocean Ball room was the perfect place to facilitate “the evolution”.
Ft. Lauderdale, completing a full year of Whisky Live Iron Bartender competitions across North America, had Danielle Paik from Toronto, Nick Nistico and Geo Castellanos both from the NY Bartending School of South Florida making incredible cocktails with The Famous Grouse Scotch whisky as the base, and mango as the “secret” ingredient. Simple, yet fantastic drinks that were a perfect fit for the tropical location.
Belhaven, and now Guinness, debuting their Extra Stout to the US, have become regulars with Whisky Live. In the course of a full evening of tasting and sampling, the “other malt” is a pleasant change of pace in-between whiskies. Look for more of these select and premium beers at future Whisky Live events.
The Jazz Chef food and chocolate pairings continue to be a hit! Evolving and growing; Ft. Lauderdale boasted SIX different pairings using truffles from Cellar Door Chocolates (www.cellar doorchocolates.com) and a tantalizing array of scotches, bourbons AND Guinness Extra Stout. You have to try it to believe it!
With a broad array of 100 whiskies and select premium beers, including Parker’s Heritage Collection 27 year bourbon (the oldest bourbon in the US, and only 1000 bottles!), Usquaebach, a hard to pronounce but very pleasant blended scotch, just to name a few of the new additions, Whisky Live Ft. Lauderdale has evolved into the goal of Whisky Live- a complete evening of tasting, entertainment and whisky camaraderie.View Event Review
Whisky Live New York 2011 Review
Whisky Live Los Angeles 2011 Review
Whisky Live returns to LA in October bringing the finest whisky experience back to Beverly Hills.View Event Review
Whisky Live New York 2012 Review
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