Whiskies of the World Announces Lineup

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Over 250 Whiskies to Sample in San Jose and San Francisco

"I am elated to see the whisky momentum, as by popular demand, we launched the San Jose show", says Douglas Smith, the event director

The Whiskies of the World Expo today released the exciting line up of brands participating at this year’s events which will be held on Saturday, March 28 in San Francisco, and on Thursday, March 26 in San Jose.

In San Jose, over 700 guests will celebrate close to 200 fine spirits at San Pedro Square Market, downtown San Jose's most unique culinary and entertainment venue. Such whisky celebrities as Anthony Wills, the owner of Kilchoman distillery; Simon Brookings, the global brand ambassador of Laphroiag; Iain McCallum from Morrison and Bowmore, and others, will be in attendance.

The flagship event of San Francisco, now in its 16th year, 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. The San Francisco Belle, Hornblower Yacht (remains docked) is the destination for over 1200 whisky enthusiasts, experts, restaurant and bar owners, and industry specialists.

From the biggest brand names to small hard to find boutique whiskies, there will be a spirit to suit everyone’s taste. In addition to incredible spirits from every corner of the world: as close as California to as far as France, Australia, Taiwan, and Japan, the Expo will also feature seminars conducted by world famous Master Distillers and Brand Ambassadors.

Ewan Morgan and Gregor Cattanach (Diageo): “The Evolution of Scotch Whisky”.
Monique Houston (Marsalle): “A Global Whisky Sampler”.
Josh Gelfand (The Glenlivet): “Wood Makes the Whisky”.
David King (Anchor Distilling): “The Most Interesting Whisk(e)y Portfolio in the World”.
David Perkins (High West): "Whiskey: An Organoleptic Journey"
Lana Fraser (Cigars and Whisky): “Partagas Cigars and Kilchoman, Jack Daniels and Russell’s Reserve”.

Guests will also enjoy a range of food, whisky pairing with artisanal foods such as premium chocolate, chutney, live jazz and more, including some surprises. In addition, the Expo will allocate the top deck for Cigar and Whisk(e)y pairing-a stand out component of the event.
San Francisco VIP tickets cost $155 (sold out) and General Admission tickets cost $125 (sold out).
San Jose tickets cost $75.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit http://www.whiskiesoftheworld.com.

Brands Exhibiting are:

WHISK(E)Y
2 Gingers Irish Whiskey
8 Seconds Canadian whisky
Bird Dog Whiskey
Canadian Club
Collingwood Canadian whisky
Connemara
Corsair Artisan
Crown Royal
Defiant American Single Malt
Greenore Irish whiskey
High West
Jack Daniels
James Oliver
Koval
Low Gap
Michter's
Old Potrero
Sam Houston Whiskey
Templeton Rye
Teeling Whiskey
Uisce Beatha Real Irish

SCOTCH AND OTHER MALT WHISKIES
Aberlour
Ardbeg
Ardmore
Armorik
Auchentoshan
BenRiach
Benromach
Black Grouse
Bowmore
Creative Whisky Company
Cutty Sark
Dalwhinnie
Drumguish
Duncan Taylor
Dunkeld Atholl Brose
Exclusive Malts
Glen Garioch
Glendronach
Glenglassaugh
Glenlivet (The)
Glenmorangie
Glenrothes
Gordon and MacPhail
Hakushu
Hibiki
Highland Park
Isle of Arran
Isle of Skye
Johnnie Walker
Kilbeggan
Kilchoman
Kavalan Taiwanese Whisky
Lagavulin
Laphroaig
Lark's Australian whisky
Macallan
MacGavin
Muirhead's Silver Seal
Mortlarch
Nikka Japanese whisky
Old Pulteney
Smokehead
Speyburn
Sutcliffe & Son
Talisker
Tamdhu
Tyrconnell
Yamazaki

BOURBON
Basil Hayden's
Black Saddle
Buck
Bulleit
Calumet
Colorado Gold
Four Roses
George Dickel
Hirsch
I.W. Harper
Jim Beam
Knob Creek
Lexington
Maker’s Mark
Medley Bros
Old Forester
Russell's Reserve
Wathen's
Woodford Reserve

ARTISANAL
Anchor Brewing
Craft Distillers
Germain-Robin
Mezcalero
Sonoma County Distilling
Venus Spirits

More about Whiskies of the World LLC

Whiskies of the World 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, and has enjoyed a considerable growth since then. “For the six years I’ve been running the event, I am elated to see not only the increase in brand participation: about 270 expressions will be presented this year, but also the overall whisky momentum, as, by popular demand, we launched the show in San Jose,” said Douglas Smith, the event director.

For general and press information, contact:

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

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