Whisky Magazine Issue 91
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The world's premier whisky tasting show, Whisky Live visited Glasgow for the seventh time with great sucess.
Held in Scotland's biggest ballroom at the Thistle Hotel Glasgow, visitors were eager to learn about the secrets of the water of life at the only whisky show of its kind in Scotland and to experience the fantastic new features at the show.
This year the show's theme was Scotland's reputation as a land of food and drink. In partnership with EventScotland, Whisky Live Glasgow marked one of the key steps on the road to Homecoming 2014 and a legacy of last year's Homecoming celebrations.
The show was packed with great whiskies and recently named ‘Whisky Distiller of the Year' in the Icons of Whisky Scotland awards, William Grant and Sons, was proudly showing off its wares, ever the showman, Whyte and Mackay's Richard Paterson could be heard periodically letting off party poppers celebrating 40 years in the business, and expert barrel makers showed off their coopering skills at their stand.
In the Masterclass rooms, visitors got the chance to take a more in depth look at the world of the dram hosted by an array of some of the most knowledgeable people in the whisky producing world. Whisky creator at Glenmorangie, Annabel Meikle held a hugely successful session revealing some of the most delicious malt whiskies in the world and master distiller Noel Sweeney introduced participants to some great Irish whiskies.
Elsewhere, Richard Paterson put participants through their paces as trainee master blenders in his blending competition, and the top international barmen from LA Barten...