Luiz Alberto, #winelover. Founder of the #winelover community, member of the Circle of Wine Writers, judge at International wine competitions, wine educator and communicator. /•/ Philip S. Kampe, #winelover: Growing up in New Orleans has opened my eyes to the world of wine, food, and culture. My heritage is a combination of French, British, and Hungarian. Add eight years of European life coupled with a wife of Italian roots and you will understand my journey into this amazing world.
Saturday, February 21, 2015
WHISKY LIVE 2015 returns to New York on Wednesday, February 25th posted by Philip S. Kampe
Whisky Live New York returns to Chelsea Piers for its 11th
year on February 25, 2015. The event presents New Yorkers with the
opportunity to enjoy a complete night out while sampling some of the
best whiskies from around the world under one roof. A fabulous dinner
buffet will be available throughout the evening.
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WHISKY LIVE RETURNS TO NEW YORK FEB. 25
International Tasting Event FeaturesWhiskies Galore
Whisky Live, the annual, internationally
renowned tasting event held in dozens of cities around the world,
to Chelsea Piers in New York City on February 25. Produced by Whisky Magazine, the show is in its 11th
year and offers New Yorkers an opportunity to taste from over 300 of
the world’s best whiskies and learn the stories behind them from master
distillers, brand ambassadors and industry experts.
Tickets to Whisky Live New York are $149 and include unlimited tastings
from 5:30 to 10 PM, a lavish dinner buffet, live entertainment, a
souvenir Glencairn tasting glass to take home and a one-year
subscription to Whisky Magazine.
Standard ticket ($119) entrance is from 6:30 PM. Master classes
include The Glenlivet and a special class to be announced by Diageo.
Additionally, Balblair will feature a new release and introduce four new
vintages to the US in its master class. Tickets can be purchased in
advance at http://www.whiskylivena.com/event/whisky-live-new-york-2015/.
The growth of the whisk(e)y category in the
US has been staggering. 2014 statistics reported by Euromonitor
show that for the first time since 2007 US consumers spent more on
whiskies than they did on vodka. According to the Distilled Spirits
Council of the United States, the highest price level is the
fastest-growing: From 2002 to 2013, super-premium sales for American, Scotch and Irish whiskies rose 299 percent, 448 percent and a whopping 1878 percent, respectively.
Live New York is a prime opportunity to sample premium single malt
Scotches, bourbons, ryes and Irish whiskies as well as a chance to talk
to distillers about their work and the industry in general. Titan brands
like Johnnie Walker, Glenmorangie, Ardbeg, The Glenlivet, Beam and
will be featured side by side with dozens of spirits from boutique
distilleries, including New York’s own Tuthilltown Spirits and Utah’s
High West Distillery, and award-winning world whiskies from producers in
the US, Scotland, Ireland, Australia and elsewhere.
told, more than 60 different brands will be pouring in excess of 300
whiskies at the event. The top whisky bars’ bartenders will be on hand mixing up special whiskey cocktails. Master distillers and global brand ambassadors from around the world will
also be in attendance, pouring their
products and meeting fans. Updates on the show’s lineup will be
broadcast on Twitter (@WhiskyLiveNY) and Facebook (WhiskyLIVE USA) in
the weeks leading up to the show.
Live New York provides the opportunity to taste some of the world’s
best whiskies in one place,” says event president David Sweet. “On top
of that, the event is a fantastic experience and complete night out.”
Whisky Live New York is proud to welcome its media sponsors Whisky Magazine, Celtic Life International Magazine, Artisan Spirit Magazine and Scotland Magazine.
The event takes place on Wednesday, February 25, at Pier Sixty at
Chelsea Piers, the only dedicated event space on Manhattan’s waterfront
with gorgeous views of the Hudson. The VIP tasting hour begins at 5:30
PM, with general admission opening at 6:30 PM. The event ends at 10 PM,
with the last pour at 9:40 PM. For more information, please visit the
New York page at www.whiskylive.com.