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Issue 68 - Glasgow Showtime

Whisky Magazine Issue 68
December 2007

 

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Glasgow Showtime

New venue,different time of the year and some fresh new features made for another great show in Glasgow.

The world's premier whisky tasting show,Whisky Live visited Glasgow for the fourth time this weekend and sales boomed at more than 3,000 visitors, a 20 per cent increase on last year.

Held in its great new venue, the SECC, visitors were eager to learn about the secrets of the amber nectar at the only whisky show of its kind in Scotland and to experience the fantastic, fresh, new features at the show.

The Whisky Live stage was bursting with excitement as the top international barmen from LA Bartenders showed off their skills, wowing the crowd by throwing bottles through the air and making stunning cocktails using AnCnoc and Auchentoshan.

Elsewhere in the show, Inver House Distillers, recently named Distiller of the Year for Scotland by Whisky Magazine,was proudly showing off its wares including Balblair,Old Pulteney and AnCnoc; and Highland Park, Orkney's favourite whisky, held a bottle amnesty, where you could exchange a bottle of whisky for a Highland Park 12 Year Old.

Glenmorangie, showcasing its sleek new look and new liquid, had a flavour gaming wheel and, ever the showman,Whyte and Mackay's Richard Paterson could be heard periodically letting of party poppers as he took people through tastings at the Jura stand.

In the masterclass rooms, visitors got the chance to take a more in depth look at some drams was hosted by an array of top whisky producers. Whisky star and renowned author,Dave Broom held two masterclasses matching whisky with some sumptuous food. Gerry Tos...

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