6:00PM – Registration Opens
6:00 – 7:30PM – Masterclasses
7:00PM – REGISTRATION OPENS
7:30 – 10:00PM – THE TASTING
DRAM & BITES
- Whisky tastings, Culinary bites, and a Souvenir tasting glass
- Whisky tastings, Culinary pairings, Glencairn tasting glass, and access to the Connoisseur Masterclass with prior registration.
All guests at the event must be 21 years or older. All events are Rain or Shine events.
Independent Bottlers: Spotlight on key component of Industry !
Whisky connoisseurs often stumble upon Independent Bottlers by chance. With their roots tracing back to the early days of Scotch whisky industry, ever since independent bottlers have played an important part in the Scotch industry.
Independent bottlers are companies that buy casks of whisky, usually Scotch, directly from distilleries, some even buy new make spirit to age in their own barrels. Many independent bottlers acquired casks from long shuttered distilleries, among them Port Ellen, Imperial, Dallas Dhu, Inverleven to name a few. Either way, independent bottlers take their finds and bottle them.
There are 100’s of Independent Bottlers across the globe with about twenty or so in the US and only a couple that are US based. Some Independent Bottlers such as Cadenhead and Gordon & Macphail have been around for over 100 years while others such as Signatory and Adelphi about 25 years and the US based Single Cask Nation being available for a handful of years.
Regional Sales Executive,
Keeper of the Quaich
Owner, Norfolk Wine and Spirits
Founder, Norfolk Whisky Group
Master of Whiskey
Hennessy Le Voyage: A Journey through the Art of Cognac & Crafted Cocktails
Join the Hennessy Ambassador, as she guides you through an exclusive hands-on experience as you discover the craftmanship that goes into the making of our Cognac. Journey through the Hennessy portfolio as you taste the differences between some of our most iconic blends and learn to craft your own cocktails with the world’s finest cognac. Highlights of the evening will include an immersion into the distinct world of cognac and the superior craftsmanship behind every Hennessy blend (Hennessy V.S.O.P, Hennessy X.O) while discovering the distinctive flavors and characteristics of Hennessy.
Throughout its two-century-plus history, the cocktail has influenced art, film, music, politics, and theater around the world. The Museum of the American Cocktail (MOTAC), a division of the nonprofit National Food & Beverage Foundation, celebrates that singular cultural icon and develops its craft, field, and market through exhibits, programming, and a range of media. Founded by craft cocktail pioneer Dale DeGroff and a group of eminent cocktail authorities, MOTAC preserves and develops a rich facet of American—and global—culture, advances the profession of bartending, and expands consumer knowledge of mixology. MOTAC maintains permanent collections in Los Angeles and New Orleans and provides educational resources to professionals and enthusiasts in the fine art of crafting the cocktail through a series of seminars and other programs conducted by the world’s foremost experts in locations across the country and globe, among them Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York, and Washington, DC.
In 2008, MOTAC opened inside the Southern Food & Beverage Museum in the Riverwalk Marketplace. In 2013 MOTAC officially became part of the National Food & Beverage Foundation, reopening with SoFAB at 1504 Oretha C. Haley Blvd in 2015. Additional exhibits have since opened in Los Angeles, with more to come. Programs, cocktail tastings, and lectures take place in the Los Angeles area, New Orleans, and more…Join us at the Whisky Extravaganza to celebrate MOTAC!
Business casual attire required, including collared shirts and slacks for men, and blouses and slacks or skirts or dresses for women. Dress denim permitted.
The Castle at Park Plaza
130 Columbus Ave
Boston, MA 02116
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The Castle at Park Plaza
130 Columbus Ave, Boston, MA 02116