Whisky Magazine Issue 21
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Tokyo was host ot Whisky Live Japan 2001-and Marcin Miller was there to report on the festivities
Following the success and the positive feedback regarding last year's event, the scope of Whisky Live Tokyo 2001 was far broader: it boasted an opening seminar tasting of five whiskies, a closing seminar tasting of five whiskies, 12 Masterclasses in between and a massive 29 exhibitors in the open tasting room, as well as a Bass beer stand for those in need of a palate cleanser made this, by some way, the biggest consumer whisky event in the Far East.
Over 700 visitors to the event had the opportunity to spend some quality time with the dream team of panellists, hand-picked by Whisky Magazine:
Master Distiller at The Glenlivet
Master Blender for Ballantine's
Master Distiller at Bruichladdich
Sales Manager for J & A Mitchell
Vice Chairman of Morrison Bowmore Distillers
Master Blender for Whyte & Mackay
Master Distiller Emeritus at Wild Turkey
Managing Director of Signatory Vintage Malt Whisky
Global Brand Ambassador Glenfiddich
Distillery Manager at Ardbeg
All of the panellists introduced one of their whiskies at the opening or closing seminars, which was used as an opportunity by some to launch products new to the Japanese market.
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