DECEMBER 12, 2019



6:00PM – Registration Opens

6:30 – 7:30PM – Masterclasses



7:30 – 10:00PM – THE TASTING

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


An Introduction to Single Cask, Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Join Lauren Mayer and Gabby Shayne of Spirit Imports, Inc. for a course on “All you need to know about what is inside the bottle”. 


Hosted by Gabby Shayne & Lauren Mayer
Spirits Imports

Single Malt Spotlight: Diversity within Tradition

Single Malt Whisk(e)y has kept to a resolved definition and revered perception for decades. However, with the boom of international whiskey, countries and distilleries look to showcase diversity, terroir and provenance in this wonderful category of whiskey. Join Jordan Felix, Westward American Single Malt Advocate as we walk through the constituents of barley, beer and barrel from three different countries. Subsequently, blind taste three international single malts & discuss the bright future of this growing respected category.

Presented by Jordan Felix
Westward American Single Malt Advocate

Jura -Made in Scotland by a Tiny Island

Join Jura’s single malt specialist to learn how a tiny island community of 212 residents makes the perfectly balanced single malt whisky. A masterclass on community and the crafting of a unique island whisky.

Presented by Benjamin Boice
Single Malt Specialist
Whyte & Mackay


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!








Connoisseur Partner

Whisky Portfolio

Connoisseur Partner
Glencairn Glassware



Dress Code

Business casual attire required, including collared shirts and slacks for men, and blouses and slacks or skirts or dresses for women. Dress denim permitted.

Accommodations / Group RATES

Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa

**Ask for Whisky Extravaganza Rate  

Venue Location

Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa

3030 Holiday Dr
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316

*See Map Below

Ft. Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa

3030 Holiday Drive
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316


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