The Whisky Exchange

SHOW OPENING

Starts at 4.00pm

Join Sukhinder Singh, Dave Broom and Dawn Davies as they open The Whisky Exchange: Virtual Whisky Show 2020

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Whisky by Flavour

Starts at 4.15pm

It can be hard to navigate the world of whisky, so we have tried to make it easier for you by breaking it down into flavour camps. Join Dawn Davies as she guides you through the different styles of the water of life. 

Benromach

Q&A with Head of Brand, Andrew Hannah on the newly unveiled Benromach Branding.

Starts at 4.30pm

House of Suntory

A Brief History of Japanese Whisky

Starts at 4.30pm

Discover the four ‘eras’ of Japanese whisky history as perceived by Suntory Ambassador James Bowker to understand where we are now in the region…

That Boutique-y Whisky Company

A Very Boutique-y Welcome to The Virtual Whisky Show!

Starts at 4.30pm

In these strange times, it gives us great joy to be able to join you all for The Whisky Show 2020. Now let’s inject the silly in how serious we are about whisk(e)y!

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What's New Pussy Cat

Starts at 4.30pm

What is happening in the world of Independent bottlers, with new kid on the block Mark Watt, Cara Laing from old School bottler with a new look Douglas Laing, and Oliver Chilton from Elixir Distillers, who sits between the two. 

Benriach

Welcome to Whisky Live session with Stewart and Douglas

Starts at 4.30pm

Angus Dundee - Glencadam

LIVE Masterclass from Glencadam Distillery

Starts at 5.00pm

European Brand Ambassador Claire Tesh talks about the interesting and varied history of Glencadam, one of the oldest whisky distilleries in Scotland. Claire will also be interviewing Distillery Manager, Doug Fitchett, and tasting some superb drams. This will all take place outside our dunnage warehouse 2A, which is as old as the distillery itself and is home to some incredible casks of Glencadam single malt.

Teeling

Dublin Distilled – Hosted by Alex Chasko Master Distiller

Starts at 5.00pm

Introducing ‘Blackpitts, The World’s First Triple Distilled Peated Single Malt Irish Whiskey made in the heart of Dublin City.

Blanton’s Bourbon

What is Bourbon and How is it Made?

Starts at 5.30pm

A basic overview of Bourbon, America’s native spirit lead by Blanton’s brand ambassador, Aaron Lawrence

Johnnie Walker

Johnnie Walker Blue Label Ghost & Rare

Starts at 5.30pm

Powers

The making of Middleton Single Pot still Irish Whisky

Starts at 5.30pm

A short video into the Milling, mashing, Fermentation, Distillation and Maturation

Redbreast

Midleton’s Master Blender and distiller gives an insight into the making of Redbreast

Starts at 5.30pm

Hear from Midleton’s Master Blender and Distiller talking about the effort they go through to ensure every bottle of Redbreast taste as good as the first bottle, followed by live Q&A from Redbreast UK Brand Ambassador

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Debunking Regionality

Starts at 5.30pm

Can you talk about regionality in Scotland? This talk will test that theory with Dave Broom.

Westland

Westland Distillery: Founder-Guided Distillery Tour

Starts at 5.30pm

Join Co-Founder of Westland Distillery, Matt Hofmann, on a guided tour of our facility in Seattle.

Black Tot

Black Tot 50th Anniversary Rum - Preview Tasting

Starts at 6.00pm

Join Black Tot Rum Global Ambassador, Mitch Wilson, and Elixir Distillers and Black Tot blender, Oliver Chilton, for a very special look at the upcoming Black Tot 50th Anniversary release. Find out how this special Black Tot blend came to be, the choice of rums we put together for this release, and what the future of Black Tot Day Anniversary releases. It will a world exclusive look at the new Black Tot 50th bottle, and one of the world’s most transparent labels on a rum blend!

Makers Mark

Innovation and creating a ‘Taste Vision’ at Maker’s Mark 

Starts at 6.00pm

Join Jane Bowie, Master of Maturation to understand how Maker’s Mark are pushing the boundaries of innovation in Bourbon and building on founder Bill Samuels’ original taste vision. She will discuss how Maker’s Mark is using agriculture and various oak species to innovate in American whisky and really understand how and when individual flavour components are created.

Old Pulteney

Old Pulteney Masterclass  

Starts at 6.00pm

Join International Beverage Brand Ambassador, Gregor Stirling for what will be a captivating journey through time at Old Pulteney, one of the most northerly located distilleries on mainland Scotland.

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Passing the Baton – Whyte & Mackay

Starts at 6.00pm

Join two of our favourite whisky makers for dive into blending, selecting whiskies, legacies and than handing over of some of the biggest names of a whisky world to a new curator – with Richard Paterson and Gregg Glass.

Buffalo Trace Distillery

Bourbon Legends tasting pack

Starts at 6.30pm

Ross Thompson takes you through our BTD Bourbon Legends tasting pack and briefly through the history of each SKU.

Buffalo Trace Distillery

A day in the life of the Master Blender & Distiller at BTD

Starts at 6.30pm

Drew Mayville - Master Blender and Director of Quality and Harlen Wheatley the Master Distiller at Buffalo Trace Distillery take you through their day to day responsibilities at the warehouse. This session will give you an insight into a day in the life and give you an opportunity to ask Harlen and Drew any questions you may have.

Bunnahabhain

How Bunnahabhain brings its products to market

Starts at 6.30pm

Derek Scott, Malts Brand Director, takes us through the nitty gritty of the Bunnahabhain brand, one of Islay’s most beloved distilleries.

Isle of Arran Distillers

Lagg Tour and Tasting with Distillery Manager Graham Omand

Starts at 6.30pm

Lagg Distillery Manager Graham Omand tells us about Isle of Arran Distillers’ brand-new distillery on the southern part of the island and how exciting the future looks as he tastes the very promising heavily peated 1yo spirit and other Distillery Exclusives whiskies. Following the tasting there will be a very detailed Lagg Distillery Tour

J.J. Corry Irish Whiskey

Irish Whiskey Bonding Masterclass with J.J. Corry Irish Whiskey

Starts at 6.30pm

Join the founder of J.J. Corry Irish Whiskey

Jura

Jura Pub Quiz

Starts at 6.30pm

Join Mark Bruce at the Jura Hotel. Test your knowledge of all things Jura; the island and the community and of course the whisky!

Kilkerran

Kilkerran Tasting

Starts at 6.30pm

Join the Sales Team to give an overview of the history at Glengyle Distillery and talk through the whiskies from the Kilkerran tasting pack.

Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery

Live Tasting with Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery

Starts at 6.30pm

Join Co-Founder David and Whisky Director Joe for a live tasting session, with a focus on our 100% homegrown barley and farm-sourced water.

Teeling

Teeling Small Batch Collaborations hosted by Robert Caldwell

Starts at 6.30pm

Robert Caldwell will talk you through our Teeling Small Batch Collaborations with like minded producers who push the boundaries of innovation within their industries.

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Smoke Tales

Starts at 6.45pm

Want to dip your toes into the world of smoky whisky? This introduction to peat will take you through the different styles to find which ones you like.

The Lakes Distillery

Defining the DNA Of A New Distillery

Starts at 6:30pm

A Whiskymaker’s insight into the creative process of understanding the distillery's capabilities and defining a sherry forward house style.

Johnnie Walker

Johnnie Walker Blue Tasting

Starts at 7.00pm

Benriach

Journey of repack of Benriach with Rachel Barrie and Douglas Cook

Starts at 7.30pm

Blanton’s Bourbon

Blanton’s Bourbon, The Bourbon that Changed the Game

Starts at 7.30pm

A detailed look inside the iconic Blanton’s Bourbon

Blantons

The Bourbon that Changed the Game: Blanton’s Bourbon

Starts at 7.30pm

Join us for a detailed look inside the history of the iconic Blanton’s Bourbon with Q&A opportunity at the end.

Bruichladdich

Bruichladdich: No Hidden Measures with Head Distiller Adam Hannett

Starts at 7.30pm

Join Bruichladdich’s Head Distiller Adam Hannett to explore the components of Classic Laddie. What gives the liquid its unique flavours and aromas? What is the balance Adam is looking for? What’s the difference between Classic Laddie and a whisky with an age statement?

Chivas

Blending Masterclass

Starts at 7.30pm

Fancy yourself a Master Blender? Create your own signature blend from a range of malt and grain whiskies with different flavour profiles.

Compass Box

A Whisky Feast with Compass Box

Starts at 7.30pm

Our whiskymakers share their favourite food and whisky pairings. We recommend having some cheese, chocolate, and hoppy beer at the ready.

Elixir Distillers

It’s All Fun & Games Til Someone Bottles A Whisky…

Starts at 7.30pm

The trials and tribulations of an independent bottler! Join Ollie Chilton & Julie Hamilton and explore the Elixir Distillers tasting pack.

Glen Grant

A Conversation With Scotland’s Longest-Serving Distiller

Starts at 7.30pm

Join a discussion with Master Distiller Dennis Malcolm and Global Ambassador Robin Coupar, as they dive into The Glen Grant’s last 60 years

House of Suntory

Philosophies of Japan…Via Whisky

Starts at 7.30pm

Explore the unique and beautiful culture of Japan, to understand the philosophies underpinning what Japanese whisky is today, led by UK Ambassador James Bowker

Powers

Powers Gold Label Distillers Cut UK Exclusive Masterclass

Starts at 7.30pm

Ronan will conduct a history of Powers Irish Whiskey including information on the new UK exclusive Gold Label Distillers Cut and how to make the Honey Highball Cocktail.

Redbreast

Midleton’s Master Blender and distiller gives an insight into the making of Redbreast

Starts at 7.30pm

Hear from Midleton’s Master Blender and Distiller talking about the effort they go through to ensure every bottle of Redbreast taste as good as the first bottle, followed by live Q&A from Redbreast UK Brand Ambassador

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Mark Gillespie –  Inclusivity in the Whisky World with Becky Paskin and Heather Greene

Starts at 7.30pm

Tobermory

The Art of the Hebridean Distillers

Starts at 7.30pm

Mike Brisebois takes us through the colourful, artisan heritage of the Tobermory Distillery on Friday the 2nd of October at 7:30pm.

Glenturret

The Glenturret Live Tasting

Starts at 7.30pm

Come & join our brand ambassador Jamie Morrison who will be guiding you through a tasting of The Glenturret 10 year old Peat Smoked & The Glenturret 12 year old.

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If You Like Whisky You Will Like Rum

Starts at 8.00pm

Take a leap of faith into the world of rum and discover a style you will love. We have paired three types of whisky with three styles of rum to help you find one that suits your palate – with Sugarcane and Champagne 

Appleton Estate

Legends of RUM & WHISKY

Starts at 8.30pm

Join the Queen of Rum, Joy Spence with Single Malt Legend Dennis Malcolm, hosted by Global Ambassador Robin Coupar as they discuss the ever evolving topic of Rum vs Whisky

Glen Grant

Legends of RUM & WHISKY

Starts at 8.30pm

John Dewar & Sons

Aberfeldy & Royal Brackla Exceptional Cask

Starts at 8.30pm

An exploration of an age statement whisky followed by expressions from the Exceptional Casks series within the Aberfeldy and Royal Brackla Highland whisky ranges.

Mortlach

Mortlach - Live Chat with Colin Dunn & TJ Littlejohn

Starts at 8.30pm

That Boutique-y Whisky Company

LIVE MUSIC with (members of) Barley, Stills, Mash & Tun 

Starts at 8.30pm

It’s been a long day. Join Cat Spencer, Dr. Nicholas Morgan and Sam Simmons for some mash-ups of your favourite songs from the 50s to last week while you unwind.

Watt Whisky

Introducing Watt Whisky

Starts at 8.30pm

Mark introduces you to the first 5 casks released by Watt Whisky.

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