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Exploring Whisk(e)y and Whiskey Obsession, LLC

Friday, March 28, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 10:30 PM (EDT)

Sarasota, FL

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Ticket Type Sales End Quantity
Class I: The Glenmorangie Academy
Date/Time: Friday, March 28, 2014 8:00 pm to 8:40 pm Location: Michael's Wine Cellar South Side David Blackmore, Glenmorangie Master Brand Ambassador Join Global Brand Ambassador, David Blackmore for a tasting of some of Glenmorangie's iconic and innovative single malts, including Glenmorangie Original, Glenmorangie Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban, Nectar D'Or, Glenmorangie Signet. Limited to 30 guests.
Ended Free  
Class II: Suntory: The Art of Japanese Whisky
Date/Time: Friday, March 28, 2014 8:00 pm to 8:40 pm Location: Michael's Wine Cellar North Side Gardner Dunn, Suntory Whisky Brand Ambassador (East Coast) Learn "The Art of Japanese Whisky" with tastings of Hakushu American white oak, Yamazaki Mizunara japanese oak, Hakushu Spanish oak Sherry Cask, and Hakushu 12 year. Limited to 30 guests.
Ended Free  
Class III: Balvenie and Torano: Cigar and Whisky Pairing
Date/Time: Friday, March 28, 2014 8:00 pm to 8:40 pm Location: Outdoors in front of Michael's Wine Cellar David Laird, The Balvenie Brand Ambassador (USA, East) details to be announced. Limited to 40 guests.
Ended Free  
Class IV: The Four Roses Bourbon Story: 2 X 5 = Unlimited Possibilities
Date/Time: Friday, March 28, 2014 9:00 pm to 9:40 pm Location: Michael's Wine Cellar South Side Al Young, Four Roses Brand Ambassador Explore the history of Four Roses' smooth and mellow Bourbon, its two mash bills, five yeasts and what possibilities lie in all the combinations. Limited to 30 guests.
Ended Free  
Class V: Smooth Ambler Spirits – Current and Emerging Whiskeys
Date/Time: Friday, March 28, 2014 9:00 pm to 9:40 pm Location: Michael's Wine Cellar North Side John Foster, Smooth Ambler Distiller Distiller and “Sales Guy” Johnny Foster will taste through a selection of Smooth Ambler merchant bottled whiskey, including Single Barrel Cask Strength Bourbon and Rye, as well as a few WV-Distilled, big barrel whiskeys set to be released sometime in the near future. Limited to 30 guests.
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Event Details

Whiskey Obsession is one of the largest whisk(e)y shows in Florida, celebrating fine single malt, blended Scotch and American whiskies, Bourbon and rye, as well as whiskies from Ireland, Australia, France, England, and around the world. This elegant tasting event allows guests to sample 200 premium spirits and interact with distillers, international brand ambassadors, importers, and industry professionals. Gourmet appetizers and a lavish buffet complement the selections. 

 

Whiskey Obsession will be held on Friday, March 28, 2013 in the ballroom at Michael’s on East.  VIP admission begins at 6:30 pm with general admission at 7:30 pm.  The last pour is at 10:30 pm.  VIP hour includes ultra-premium pours of fine, expensive, and rare spirits and provides more opportunities to interact with the industry professionals. 


Package sales will be allowed on site, a unique aspect of this event compared to many other major whiskey festivals, allowing guests to purchase and take home their favorite selections.  Have your bottle signed by the distiller or ambassador!


Five small group educational seminars will occur during the event, providing guests with an opportunity to learn more about these premium spirits with the distillers and brand ambassadors who know them best.  There is no additional cost for the small group seminars, but advance reservations are suggested.  Visit http://whiskeyobsessionfestival.com/classes/.  Complete details on seminar classes will be posted when available.


Attendance is limited and Whiskey Obsession is expected to reach capacity; limited tickets may be available at the door on a cash basis.  All ticket sales are final.


VIP admission $195 (includes 7% tax, plus service charge).  VIP admission is limited to 150 guests and includes one branded Glencairn glass; one hour early entrance at 6:30 pm; VIP hour pours of ultra-premium, fine, expensive, and rare spirits (details will be available on the event website) plus greater opportunity to interact with distillery ambassadors and industry professionals; unlimited tasting of over 200 spirits; priority seating at small group seminar classes (first come first served); wine, soft drinks, buffet and hors d' oeuvres; and one $50 retail voucher for purchases and special orders placed on Friday, March 28, 2014 during the Whiskey Obsession Festival grand tasting. 


General admission $95 (includes 7% tax, plus service charge).  General admission is limited to 500 guests and includes one branded Glencairn glass; entrance at 7:30 pm; unlimited tasting of over 200 spirits; seating as available at small group seminar classes (first come first served); wine, soft drinks, buffet and hors d' oeuvres.


Companion $45 (includes 7% tax, plus service charge).  Companion admission is limited to 75 guests and includes entrance with VIP or General admission ticket holders; wine, soft drinks, buffet and hors d' oeuvres.


Each guest with a VIP or General Admission ticket will receive a commemorative Glencairn glass upon entrance for sampling these fine spirits.  The Glencairn glass is considered the official whisky glass and the was winner of the Queen's Award for Innovation in 2006.


VIP and standard event tickets include unlimited tastings and 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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When & Where


Michael's On East
1212 East Avenue
Sarasota, FL 34239

Friday, March 28, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 10:30 PM (EDT)


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Organizer

Exploring Whisk(e)y and Whiskey Obsession, LLC

Turner C. Moore created Exploring Whisk(e)y and Whiskey Obsession, LLC to share his passion and knowledge about fine single malts, American, and world whiskies.  

Mr. Moore is a whiskey enthusiast who has visited several dozen 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.


Official event website: 

http://whiskeyobsessionfestival.com/

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