A ROOM WITH A FEW
1:30pm-2:30pm in Classroom #2
Host: Paul Hletko
Evanston, Illinois’ FEW Spirits can rightly claim to be not only one of the early craft whiskey pioneers, but one of the qualitative leaders in the craft whiskey market. Join Founder and Master Distiller, Paul Hletko, as he shares the story of FEW Spirits, and taste you through his whiskeys.
AGE AND AMERICAN WHISKEY - TICKETS SOLD OUT!
1:30pm-2:30pm in Classroom #1
Host: Lew Bryson
When it comes to whiskey, there are those who think that older is naturally better. Well, Lew Bryson is here to share his insights into age, and perhaps change your perceptions. Through a sampling of younger and older whiskeys, Lew will show that older isn’t always better, it’s just different.
Lew Bryson is one of the world’s foremost beverage critics. From 1996 to 2015, Lew served as Managing Editor of Whiskey Advocate magazine. Lew’s blog, Seen Through a Glass is must-reading, and his book, “Tasting Whiskey”, is an invaluable companion to those seeking to learn more about this spirit we all love.
Attendees to this Masterclass will also receive a copy of “Tasting Whiskey”.
Our Whiskey Masterclass series provides a great opportunity for you to learn - and taste! It is comprised of two sets of concurrently-running tasting seminars, conducted in a classroom-style setting. These seminars will be hosted by a master distiller or brand ambassador, and will feature unique offerings from the host distiller's portfolio.
Seating for each Whiskey Masterclasses is limited to 50. Tickets to our Masterclasses will NOT be sold at the door. Tickets may only be purchased by clicking here.
2017 WHISKEY MASTERCLASSES
OUR 2018 LINEUP WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON!
3pm-4pm in Classroom #2
Host: Lew Bryson
Craft distilling in Minnesota has been taking place for less than a decade, and already the results are earning national acclaim. With great resources, a focus on quality and a can-do spirit, we’re witnessing a true whiskey renaissance that all Minnesotans can be justifiably proud of. Lew Bryson will introduce us to some of the State’s qualitative leaders in craft whiskey, who will tell their stories and share the fruits of their labors.
THE STORY OF WHISKEY - TICKETS SOLD OUT!
3pm-4pm in Classroom #1
Host: Robin Robinson
In this hybrid one-man show and whiskey tasting, whiskey educator and consultant Robin Robinson takes us through the entire story of whiskey in one rapid-fire, crazy narrative that brings in the history of distillation, the role of the monks and alchemists, farmers and taxmen, Scottish lords and Appalachian hillbillies. From grains to glasses, Ireland to Scotland, Japan to Kentucky to Ohio and over to Europe again, whiskey is more than the sum of its parts and Robinson dares you to come along for the ride of your life. Hold on to your (gl)asses!