Blue Label has been considered the flagship whisky of the Johnnie Walker range since it’s conception in 1992 and is made from a blend of rare and aged single malt and grain whiskies from distilleries throughout Scotland. The exact blend of Blue Label is a closely guarded secret. But in this first-of-a-kind deconstruction, guests can taste some rare liquids from distilleries that make up the unique DNA of this iconic blend. Led by Ewan Morgan, National Luxury Ambassador for Diageo, whose father and grandfather worked at some of these legendary distilleries, we will take a deep dive into the world of Blue Label.
Join Dr Bill Lumsden for an exploration of rare and historic expressions of Glenmorangie alongside new and to be released expressions. Some highlights of the tasting will be the 1981 Distillery Managers Choice bottling chosen by Dr Bill in his early days as Glenmorangie Distillery Manager. We will also feature Glenmorangie 1978 Margaux Cask Finish and two other iconic expressions from the Glenmorangie back catalog, before moving on to explore some new innovations and surprises from Dr Bill’s Cabinet of Curiosity.
The Craft Irish Whiskey Co. presents ‘Age is just a Number’; a masterclass in blending the traditional art of whiskey-making with an innovative, rule-breaking approach to create whiskeys of unrivalled distinction. The Craft Irish Whiskey Co. is known for creating the world’s most luxurious Irish single malts and in just a few short years has come to epitomise ultra-exclusivity and desirability, finding fans in royalty, celebrities and world-renowned chefs. This exclusive Whiskey Live Dublin Masterclass, hosted by The Craft Irish Whiskey Co.’s Founder & CEO, Jay Bradley, will guide participants through the combination of the traditional art of whiskey-making and 21st century science that has led to the creation of whiskeys such as The Devil’s Keep, judged to be the world’s Best Irish Single Malt at the World Whiskies Awards 2022. In this blind tasting session, participants will have the opportunity to taste the company’s latest release, The Donn, along with three undisclosed double and triple distilled Irish single malts. This is an extremely rare opportunity to be guided through these whiskeys by Jay Bradley, and learn about the methods and techniques that set the company apart from the rest. From under- filling the barrel so that maturation can begin from day one rather than waiting for the Angels’ Share to evaporate, to adding water before maturation or before finishing so the whiskey can be bottled directly from the cask, the company’s approach has questioned every norm and spares no expense. A key part of this tailored approach is the refusal to work to age statements. The company’s studies showed that a whiskey’s quality and flavour fluctuate over the course of a year, so waiting for a set age would risk missing the peak. Instead, the whiskeys are tasted regularly, and bottled only when they reach over a 9.1 on Jay’s scoring system. Learn more about this trailblazing approach to whiskey craft from Jay Bradley himself, and discover why he bottled The Devil’s Keep at 29.9 years, when it could have been 333 bottles, matured across 3 casks, for 30 years