26 Sep Whisky Live Takes Flight in Manila
JUAN SAYS: Oh we live by Whisky and we can’t wait for Whisky Live Manila!
The last five years has shown a significant increase in the interest and awareness among Filipino drinkers on whisky and single malt spirits. Whisky and cocktail bars have become increasingly popular that this year, Whisky Live, the biggest whisky tasting and sampling event of the year, arrives in Manila on October 28 and 29, at the Grand Ballroom of Shangri-La Hotel at The Fort.
In partnership with Grand Cru Wines and Spirits, Inc., Whisky Live Manila gathers whisky distributors and brands from around the world to showcase their rare, unique and hard to find whiskies, as well as some of the main stream brands. Brands participating are Jameson, Glenfiddich, Glenmorangie, Mars Whisky, Teeling Whisky, Evian, Bruichladdich, Monkey Shoulder, JFHillebrand, Dewar’s, Tanduay, Glengoyne, Kavalan, The Singleton, The Glenrothes, Don Papa Rum, Ungava, The Glenlivet, Johnnie Walker, The Glendronach Distillery, The Balvenie, Tomintoul, The Benriach, Bevtools, Tequila Corralejo, Jura, Chivas, Akashi, The Macallan, Highland Park, Yamazakura, and The Dalmore.
Whisky personalities like Jim Murray, author of the Whisky Bible, and Dominic Roskrow from The Whisky Magazine will join local key opinion leaders like Francis Hasegawa and Lee Watson during the two-day affair. From London to Tokyo, Paris to New York and finally Manila, Whisky Live brings together producers from Spain, USA, Australia, Taiwan, Japan, Ireland and Scotland to offer Filipinos the opportunity to experience and satiate their palate with a wide array of whisky brands ever existed. This unique event is dedicated to avid enthusiasts and the new breed of whisky aficionados to sample whisky and spirits from well-known and boutique brands to confidential and rising stars of the whisky industry.
“Whisky Live has built a reputation over the years with its growing number of loyal followers, exhibitors and visitors. This must-see event is the most significant spirits event in the Philippines this year,” shares Johnssen Li, Owner of Grand Cru.
Whisky Live Manila draws over a thousand guests, from local to foreign delegates, A-listers, social media influencers, celebrities, whisky brand ambassadors, connoisseurs and enthusiasts. Top bartenders and mixologists in the country will be on hand to man the tasting booths and pop-up bars.
Following the global franchise format, Whisky Live Manila will be conducting special master class sessions for the discerning whisky drinkers and budding single malt drinkers. The masterclass sessions aim to enrich their tasting experience and learn from the experts of the industry. From rare distillery brands to vintages, single casks and age statements from decades ago, there is certainly a masterpiece to engage everyone.
For ticket purchases and more details about Whisky Live Manila log on to www.whiskylivemanila.eventbrite.co.uk.