Whiskies of the World Expo Announces Lineup, More than 200 Expressions to Exhibit at 13th Annual Show

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The Whiskies of the World Expo is the popular whisky tasting event, which takes place annually in San Francisco. Every year, it gathers the world’s most fascinating distilled spirits along with their makers and ambassadors to give its guests an opportunity to sample, learn and experience a night of delicious spirited fun.

Rob Robillard (Cabin Fever Maple Whisky) about WoW Expo 2011:“The show was a huge success; I look forward to doing it again! Being a small guy selling a unique product on a low budget; I was able to put it in front of people I would otherwise never had

The Whiskies of the World Expo and Artisanal Spirits Fest today released the exciting line up of brands participating at this year’s event which will be held on Saturday, March 31, 2012, on The San Francisco Belle, Hornblower Yacht (docked).

Now in its 13th year, the Whiskies of the World Expo & Artisanal Spirits Fest gathers the world’s most fascinating distilled spirits along with their makers and ambassadors to give its guests an opportunity to sample, learn and experience the art of whisky. A San Francisco favorite, the Expo is adding new and exciting details to the evening to make sure that this is the event of the year.

From the biggest brand names to whiskies that are not even available for sale, there will be a spirit to suit everyone’s taste. In addition to incredible spirits from every corner of the world, the Expo will also feature seminars conducted by world famous Master Distillers and Brand Ambassadors. Among those giving seminars are:

Steve Beal (Master of Whisky, Diageo) “Walking through the Regions of Scotland”.
Andrew Webber (Corsair Artisan), Don Poffenroth (Dry Fly Distillery), and Surprise Speaker “The Innovators of Craft Distilling”.
Simon Brooking (Master of Whisky, Beam Global) “Scotch Romance: Laphroaig Meets Sherry or the Marvels of Maturation”.
David Blackmore (Moët Hennessy) “A Tale of Two Whiskies - Ardbeg and Glenmorangie”.
Anthony Wills (Kilchoman) and Euan Mitchell (Isle of Arran)
“Independent Distilleries of Scotland”. How they are similar to independent bottlers.
Ed Trevino (General Cigar), Brad Jarvis (Douglas Laing), and Phil Prichard (Prichard's Distillery) “Cigars and Whisk(e)y - A Perfect Combination”.

Guests will also enjoy a full buffet dinner, mixology demonstrations, Celtic crafts, whisky pairing with artisanal foods such as premium chocolate, organic jerky, handcrafted cheese, sustainable fish, and chutney, a live Pipe and Drum Concert and more, including some surprises. In addition, the Expo will allocate the top deck for Cigar and Whisk(e)y pairing-a standing out component of the event.

VIP tickets cost $150 (sold out) and General Admission tickets cost $120. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit http://www.whiskiesoftheworld.com.

Brands Exhibiting are:

WHISK(E)Y
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Amrut
Bulleit Rye
Corsair Artisan Triple Smoke Whiskey
Dry Fly 100% Washington Wheat Whiskey
George Dickel
Goldrun Rye
High West
Lark's
Low Gap Whiskey
Old Potrero 18th Century Style Whiskey
Prichard's Distillery
St George Single Malt Whiskey
Sullivans Cove Single Malt 46% (Australian)
Templeton Rye Small Batch Whiskey

SCOTCH
Aberlour
AnCnoc
Ardbeg
Ardmore
Auchentoshan
Auchroisk
Balblair
BenRiach
Blackadder
Bowmore
Bruichladdich
Campbeltown Loch
Caol Ila
Chieftain's Independent Bottler
Clan Denny
Clynelish
Cragganmore
Cú Dhub
Dalwhinnie
Douglas of Drumlanrig
Douglas XO Blended Scotch Whisky
Glen Grant
Glen Spey
GlenDronach
Glenglassaugh
Glenkinchie
Glenmorangie
Glenrothes
Hazelburn
Isle of Arran
Isle Of Skye
Johnnie Walker
Kilchoman
Kilkerran WIP 2 or 3
Lagavulin
Laphroaig
Longmorn
Longrow CV
Mackillop's Choice
Muirhead's Silver Seal
Oban
Octomore
Old Pulteney
Port Charlotte
Samaroli Independent Bottler
Scapa
Smokehead
Speyburn
Springbank
Talisker
The Glenlivet
The Singleton of Glendullan
Tomatin

IRISH
Bushmills
Michael Collins
Wild Geese Irish Soldiers & Heroes

CANADIAN
Canadian Club
8 Seconds
Crown Royal
Masterson's Rye
Pendelton
Revel Stoke Spiced Whisky
BOURBON
Benjamin Prichard's Double Barreled Bourbon
Buck Bourbon
Buffalo Trace
Bulleit Kentucky Straight Bourbon
Dry Fly 101 Straight Bourbon
Eagle Rare
Four Roses
Hirsh Small Batch Reserve
Maker’s Mark
Small Batch Bourbon Collection: Baker's
Small Batch Bourbon Collection: Basil Hayden's
Small Batch Bourbon Collection: Booker's
Small Batch Bourbon Collection: Knob Creek
Wathen's Single Barrel

BEER
Anchor Steam Bear, Anchor Liberty Ale

ARTISANAL
Amrut Old Port Rum
Bendistillery Gin,
Bendistillery Vodka
Benjamin Prichard's Lincoln County Lightning
Corsair Artisan Wry Moon (unaged Rye)
Dry Fly Gin
Dry Fly Vodka
Fluid Dynamics Aged Cocktails
Germain-Robin Craft-method Brandy
Junipero Gin
King’s Ginger Liquor
Kuchan Alambic XO brandy.
Maison Surrenne Cognac
No. 3 London Dry Gin
Prichard's Fine Rum
Rusty Blade Gin
Still Waters Single Malt Vodka

More about Whiskies of the World LLC

Whiskies of the World LLC is Based in California and owned by the International Wine & Spirits Competition and Douglas Smith.

The first annual Whiskies of the World Expo was held in San Francisco in 1998. Since that time it has expanded to include the Artisanal Spirits Fest which celebrates the art of craft distilling.

For general and press information, contact:

Douglas Smith
Event Director
Phone: (408) 225-0446
cs(at)whiskiesoftheworld(dot)com

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