Chicago

Mar 29, 2019 | Hyatt Regency GET TICKETS

Seminars

WhiskyFest Speaker Bernie Lubbers

Bernie Lubbers

Global Brand Ambassador  |  Heaven Hill Distillery
From Bourbon to Beer, the Barrel Never Dies

Join Heaven Hill Global Brand Ambassador, Bernie Lubbers and Goose Island Beer Co. Educator, Mike Smith to explore the life of a barrel from the beginning as it is used to turn new make whiskey into Bourbon, to years later when it is reused to create barrel-aged beer. This exclusive tasting opportunity will include the much anticipated 2018 Goose Island Reserve Bourbon County Brand Stout aged in 12-year-old freshly emptied Elijah Craig Barrel Proof barrels.

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WhiskyFest Speaker Mike Smith

Mike Smith

Brewery Educator  |  Goose Island Beer Co.
From Bourbon to Beer, the Barrel Never Dies

Join Heaven Hill Global Brand Ambassador, Bernie Lubbers and Goose Island Beer Co. Educator, Mike Smith to explore the life of a barrel from the beginning as it is used to turn new make whiskey into Bourbon, to years later when it is reused to create barrel-aged beer. This exclusive tasting opportunity will include the much anticipated 2018 Goose Island Reserve Bourbon County Brand Stout aged in 12-year-old freshly emptied Elijah Craig Barrel Proof barrels.

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Dr. Don Livermore

Master Blender  |  Hiram Walker
A Discussion with the Creator of the Canadian Whisky Flavour Wheel©

What are the flavours found in Canadian Whisky? Dr. Don will discuss the importance of grain, fermentation, distillation and maturation, and the processes he has in place to isolate and measure these components. A tasting of award-winning Canadian whiskies will illustrate how the Canadian Whisky Flavour Wheel© can be used as a new way to profile whiskies for consumers. This seminar includes a tasting of the Rare Range produced at Hiram Walker, limited-release whiskies only available in Canada. Dr. Don will take you on a flavor wheel journey with Lot 40, Lot 40 Cask Strength 2018 Limited Release; Pike Creek, Pike Creek 21 yr. 3 Oak; J.P. Wiser’s 18 yr., and J.P. Wiser’s 35 yr.

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WhiskyFest Speaker Stephanie MacLeod

Stephanie MacLeod

Master Blender  |  Dewar’s
Dewar’s Launches the NEW Double-Double Series

The world’s most awarded blended Scotch is proud to present their most recent innovation, the Dewar’s Double-Double Series. Crafted by Dewar’s Master Blender Stephanie MacLeod and inspired by the brand’s unique ‘double-double aging process’, whisky appreciators will double down on delight in this exclusive WhiskyFest tasting experience. Join MacLeod as she captivates tasters with the brand new 21 yr., 27 yr., and 32 yr. blends in this premium limited time collection, each finished in a variety of quality casks that impart additional flavor notes.

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Order by phone at 888-718-4253.
$4 service fee per ticket; $5 per ticket for telephone orders.