The Four Seasons Hotel

May 18, 2018



Opens 5:30PM


6:00 – 7:00PM





7:00 – 10:00PM

All guests at the event must be 21 years or older. All events are Rain or Shine events. 


Connoisseur Class: The Common Sense of Scents

Do you always believe what your sense of smell is telling you? Explore the role that your nose plays when drinking a great glass of whisky (or even… egads… a bad one). Who better than a professional whiskey taster, that guy from the iconic whisky nosing glass and the dude with the academy focused on aromas to open your eyes a bit to what your schnozzle is telling you. Gain a better appreciation of the aromas that whisky possesses and remember… always follow your nose!

Presented by:

Lew Bryson
Whisky/Beer Author
“Tasting Whiskey”
Martin C. Duffy
Whisk(e)y Educator
The Glencairn
Tom Johnson
Communications Consultant
The Aroma Academy USA

It’s Flavor That Matters: Blind Tasting Without Bias – Samson & Surrey

So many things affect our choices when it comes to which whisk(e)y to enjoy – marketing, reviews, package style, word-of-mouth, etc. In the end, the true arbiter of that choice should be the flavor of the liquid in the bottle, and the effect it has on your individual palate. Tonight, we will strip away all the pretense and blind taste six different whiskies from around the world. At the end, we’ll reveal each liquid and its unique story to discover which was truly your favorite – sans preconception!

Presented by Kyle McHugh
Director of Brand Advocacy
Samson & Surrey

American Single Malt 101 Masterclass – Deerhammer Distilling

The fastest growing, and perhaps the most innovative category of American whiskey is flourishing, and you need to know about it! Learn about the category, the players, the outliers, and the movement of American Single Malts. Join Ryan Negley as he walks us through the category and the American Single Malt Commission.

Presented by Ryan Negley
Deerhammer Distilling,
Colorado Whiskey Club


Cigar Partner
Enjoy a cigar tasting from Smoker Friendly and Havana Manor


The Colorado Distillers Guild invites you to Discover the Spirits of the West by traveling across Colorado visiting 51 Distilleries. Collect stamps at each distillery and earn a t-shirt, tickets to the annual Hearts and Trails Spirits Festival and more!

Dress Code

Business casual attire, including collared shirts and slacks for men, and blouses and slacks or skirts or dresses for women. No denim permitted.

Accommodations / Group Room Rate

The Four Seasons Hotel Denver

Standard Room: $245/Night + Taxes and Fees
Booking Code: The Whisky Extravaganza
Cut-off Date: April 18, 2018
Call: 303.389.3000

Venue Location

The Four Seasons Hotel Denver
1111 14th St
Denver, CO 80202

*See Map Below


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