Whisky Live 2016
by Abdon FLORES
Whisky Live is an international event that deploys a vast effort to enlighten whisky in the main capitals of the world. In 13 years, Paris has become the Whisky Live edition more important in Europe. Last year edition had around 8 thousand visitors in a three day run. For 2016, there will be 140 exhibitors of whisky and spirits (rums, cognacs, calvados, armagnacs). The ample surface of Docks – Cité de la Mode et du Design will host them from September 24th through the 26th, this last date reserved to professionals.
The event is rather well represented since there will be distilleries from all over the world; exotic countries like India, Taiwan or New Zealand take part for the first time this year. One of the most interesting attractions for whisky amateurs will be the collector whisky & rum hall in the VIP area. Displayed there will be rare bottles from the private collection of La Maison du Whisky, main sponsor of the event. Moreover, important distilleries like The Dalmore will organize private tastings of their best single malts.
This gathering around single malts will host 15 master classes, 5 per day. Also, this meeting will have the privilege to present an original creation by star whisky blender John Glaser, founder of the notorious Compass Box Company. A novelty in 2016 is the so called Cocktail Street, where 15 ephemeral bars will present the best in mixology. To accompany this effervescence, 20 restaurants will propose their food to those with the appetite. Brief, the great European whisky summit is here.
More info: www.whiskylive.fr