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Whiskey Obsession Festival: Grand Tasting & Master Classes

Grand Tasting and Master Classes, Michael’s On East (See times below) With over 250 whiskies available to sample, the Grand Tasting features dozens of the world’s premium global brands as well as many emerging craft distillers. Taught by industry professionals, our six seminar-style master classes present an opportunity for in-depth learning at these interactive tastings with distillers and professional brand ambassadors. VIP guests enjoy early class reservations beginning February 15.
  • 5:00 p.m. Super VIP Master Class with the Balvenie Single Malt Scotch
  • 6:30 p.m. VIP Admission
  • 7:30 p.m. General Admission
  • 8:00 p.m. Class I, II, and III
  • 9:15 p.m. Class IV, V, VI
  • 10:30 p.m. Last Pour
  • 10:45 p.m. After Party at Made RestaurantMaster Class Session 1, 8:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.
Class I Class IV Class V Class VI
Exploring Trends in American Craft Whiskey with Michael Ring, Brown Forman Brand Champion The Future of Smooth Ambler with John Foster, Distiller Glenmorangie: Wood Finishes and More with Dan Crowell, Brand Ambassador Master Class Session 2, 9:15 pm to 10:00 pm
Class II Class III
Scottish Brogues and Spanish Bodegas: The Love Story of Scotch and Sherry with Todd Richman, National Whiskey Educator - Diageo Reserve Portfolio The Patriotic Rise of Rye with Whistle Pig Master Distiller Dave Pickerell Cigar and Whisky Pairing with Dan Crowell, Glenmorangie and Ardbeg Brand Ambassador
Three ticket levels are available: VIP $195:
  • VIP admission is limited to 150 guests and includes one commemorative Glencairn glass and one hour early entrance at 6:30 pm.
  • VIP hour pours of ultra-premium, fine, expensive, and rare spirits (details will be available on the event website).
  • One $50 retail voucher for purchases and special orders placed on Friday, April 1, 2016 during the Whiskey Obsession Festival grand tasting.
  • Greater opportunity to interact with distillery ambassadors and industry professionals.
  • Unlimited tasting of over 200 spirits.
  • Priority seating at small group seminar classes (first come first served).
  • Wine, soft drinks, buffet and hors d' oeuvres.
General Admission $95:
  • General admission is limited to 500 guests and includes one commemorative Glencairn glass and entrance at 7:30 pm
  • Unlimited tasting of over 200 spirits.
  • Seating as available at small group seminar classes (first come first served).
  • Wine, soft drinks, buffet and hors d' oeuvres.
Companion $45: 
  • Companion admission is limited to 75 guests and includes entrance with VIP or general admission ticket holders.
  • Wine, soft drinks, buffet and hors d' oeuvres.

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