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The Panel of Whiskey Experts

Exploring Whisk(e)y and Whiskey Obsession, LLC

Thursday, April 18, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM (EDT)

The Panel of Whiskey Experts

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Note that this event is limited to 40 guests.  See details at bottom of the page.

Kickoff the inaugural Sarasota whiskey festival, Whiskey Obsession, with The Panel of Whiskey Experts on Thursday, April 18, 2013 at Michael's Wine Cellar, 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm.  The cost is $45 and includes eight premium whiskies, Michael's wonderful hors d'oeuvres, and a Panel of Whiskey Experts.  

Join three Master Distillers and five professional Brand Ambassadors as they present and discuss their favorites spirits, including three bourbons, one rye, three single malts Scotches, and one blended malt Scotch whisky:


Bernie Lubbers, The Whiskey Professor and Heaven Hill Ambassador:

Evan Williams Single Barrel Vintage Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey


Trey Zoeller, McLain & Kyne Distillery President and Master Distiller:

Jefferson’s Reserve Very Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey


Drew Kulsveen, Willett Distillery Master Distiller"

Willett Pot Still Reserve Single Barrell Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey


David Cuttino, Reservoir Distillery Master Distiller:

Reservoir Rye Whiskey


Averon Edwards, Gordon & MacPhail Brand Ambassador:

Benromach 10 Year Single Malt Scotch Whisky


Joanne Brown, Bruichladdich Brand Ambassador:

Laddie ’10 Single Malt Scotch Whisky


Freddy May, Monkey Shoulder Brand Ambassador:

Monkey Shoulder Blended Malt Scotch Whisky


David McNicoll, Bowmore Brand Ambassador:

Bowmore Single Malt Scotch Whisky


The event begins at 7:00 pm and includes hors d'oeuvres, but it's recommended that guests don't arrive on an empty stomach.  Guests are reminded that this event is for appreciation, not intoxication.  Obviously impaired guests will not be allowed to remain at the event.  All guests who consume alcohol are encouraged to have a designated driver; Whiskey Obsession does not tolerate drinking and driving.   Take your friends and take a cab.


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Have questions about The Panel of Whiskey Experts? Contact Exploring Whisk(e)y and Whiskey Obsession, LLC

When & Where

Michael's Wine Cellar
1283 S Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34239

Thursday, April 18, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM (EDT)

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Exploring Whisk(e)y and Whiskey Obsession, LLC

Turner C. Moore created the Whiskey Obsession Festival to share his passion and knowledge about fine single malts, American, and world whiskies.  

Mr. Moore is a whiskey enthusiast who has visited dozens of distilleries across the US and Scotland and attended a host of whiskey festivals.  Mr. Moore leads tastings on a regular basis at private clubs, fine dining restarants and wine cellars, bars, retirement communities, and private homes.  He is excited to bring this elegant, educational, connoisseur level event to Sarasota.

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