Masterclass

2020 Masterclasses

  • Kilchoman
  • Cadenhead's
  • Hampden
  • Graham's
  • Valdespino
  • Plantation
  • Arran - Live from Lagg Distillery
  • Springbank and Glengyle
  • Fettercairn
  • Daily Dram
  • Watt Whisky Company
  • Teeling
  • Waterford
  • Worthy Park & S.B.S.
  • Masterclasses – 2020 – Friday

    Kilchoman

    James and Anthony Wills
    Friday - 19:00-20:30

    Kilchoman has become a true value at Spirits in the Sky master classes, mainly because of great whisky melted in a splendid story to tell. Founding father Anthony Wills and his son James will take you on a journey throughout their hidden gems, live from their favourite warehouse on Kilchoman’s holy ground: Sláinte!

    Line-up:

    Kilchoman Fino Sherry Matured, 46%    
    Kilchoman The Nectar Single Cask, 426/2013, 7 year old 100% Islay Bourbon Barrel, 53%
    Kilchoman The Nectar Single Cask, 318/2015, 5 year old 100% Islay Pedro Ximénez Hogshead, 58.8%
    Kilchoman Comraich Batch 1, 9 years old, 2x bourbon barrel + 1x sherry butt, 55.5%
    Kilchoman Comraich Batch 3, 9 years old,2 bourbon barrel + 1 Olorosoe Sherry Butt, 55.7%
    Kilchoman Oloroso Sherry Butt, 13 year old cask sample, 420/2007, strength TBC

    Number of tickets available (indication): 0

    Cost per person: €30,00

    Hampden

    Daniele Biondi and Christelle Harris
    Friday - 21:00-22:30

    Do you want to join a virtual tour of one of the most legendary distilleries in the world? Are you ready to taste some great rum? Then we can only advise you to participate in this Hampden Master class.
    Daniele Biondi will talk you through the rums while Christelle Harris will present the magic of Hampden Estate. So without further ado, get ready for the line-up.

    Line-up:

    Hampden 8 years
    Hampden Great House 2020
    Hampden Rum Fire 63 %
    Habitation Velier Hampden LROK White 62,5%
    Hampden OWH 2012 Single Cask #487  for The Nectar
    Hampden LROK 2010 Single Cask #498 for the Nectar

    Number of tickets available (indication): 0

    Cost per person: €30,00

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    Cadenhead's

    Cameron McGeachy
    Friday - 20:00-21:30

    Cameron McGeachy suprises us once more with a stunning line-up which includes a very particular Irish whiskey. He’ll be presenting his selection live from the the famous Cadenhead’s warehouse. Cameron will show you the particular casks that have been used for the line-up to bring the story behind each of the drams in your glass to life.

    Line-up:

    2006 Irish Whisky - 10 years - Matured in a Guyana rum cask since 2018 - 47.1%
    1996 Aberfeldy - 23 years - Bourbon cask - 50.6%
    2004 Glenburgie - 15 years - Oloroso sherry cask since Aug 2017 - 54.0%
    1995 Arran - 24 years- Bourbon - Strength TBC this week when filled
    1980 Blend - 39 yars - Sherry butt - 44.8%
    Unnamed Islay Malt - 13 years - finished for a year in a Sherry Hogshead

    Number of tickets available (indication): 0

    Cost per person: €30,00

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    Masterclasses – 2020 – Saturday

    Graham's

    Isabel Monteiro
    Saturday - 14:00-15:30

    Whether or not you are already a Graham’s Port lover, you will definitely enjoy these Single Harvest Tawnies from a selection of very special casks. You will taste the quality grapes and 200 years of experience in every glass you pour.

    Isabel Monteiro and a member of the Symington Family will walk you through their Graham’s lodge and present some of their most exclusive wines. It will be all about Colheita’s and their evolution in the barrel.

    Line-up:

    Graham's 20 years Tawny
    Graham's 1963 Single Harvest Tawny from a specialy selected cask
    Graham's 1972 Single Harvest Tawny from a specialy selected cask
    Graham's 1982 Single Harvest Tawny from a specialy selected cask
    Graham's 1994 Single Harvest Tawny from a specialy selected cask
    Graham's 2003 Single Harvest Tawny from a specialy selected cask

    Number of tickets available (indication): 0

    Cost per person: €30,00

    Plantation

    Matthieu Gouze
    Saturday - 16:00-17:30

    This Plantation Master Class doesn’t need a long introduction to get your attention, the line-up will speak for itself.

    As a first reference we will present Plantation’s last Vintage launch of 2020. After that, you can enjoy an even more exclusive preview of 3 Vintages that will be launched in 2021. We complete the line-up with 2 hidden treasures from Plantation’s barrel warehouse.

    Matthieu Gouze will be the one to present this line-up and if you are a true rum lover, you definitely don’t want to miss out on this Master Class!

    Line-up:

    The Next 4 Vintages for 2020 and 2021:
    Barbados 2011
    Peru 2006
    Trinidad 2009
    Australia 2007

    And something from the Warehouse:
    Jamaica MMW 1989 Clarendon
    Jamaica MMW 1997 Clarendon

    Number of tickets available (indication): 14

    Cost per person: €30,00

    Springbank and Glengyle

    Cara Wilson
    Saturday - 18:00-19:30

    Campbeltown, once the beating heart of Scotch, situated at the eastcoast of Scotland nowadays only houses three distilleries. One of them listens to the name of Springbank, producing the most refined whisky one could dream of. But there’s also another outstanding one called Glengyle. Cara Wilson and… take you on a journey through the past, present and future of these two historical beauties guided by a selection of different drams in different styles. A unique avant-première: each one of these releases is still to hit the market. This is the one!

    Line-up:

    Hazelburn Sherrywood 13 years  
    Springbank 12 years late 2020 launch
    Springbank Madeira 17 years
    Longrow Red (2021 Release) 
    Longrow 21  years
    Kilkerran Heavily Peated Batch 4 

    Number of tickets available (indication): 0

    Cost per person: €30,00

    Valdespino

    Pilar Garcia, Victoria Frutos
    Saturday - 15:00-16:30

    Valdespino is all about pure Spanish class, a piece of living history in the heart of Andalucia. Pilar Garcia takes us on a virtual tour through the cellars of the historical Valdespino. Accompanied by 6 exceptional sherry-wines she’ll guide you through the entire vinification process of the Valdespino Single Vineyard Wines. Grapes have been harvested, so this is the ideal moment for zooming in on the fermentation cask process. Some extra recordings of wine maker Victoria Frutos make this experience complete.

    Line-up:

    Inocente Fino
    Tío Diego Amontillado
    Viejo CP Palo Cortado
    1842 VOS Rich Oloroso
    Promesa Moscatel 
    Pedro Ximenez El Candado

    Number of tickets available (indication): 5

    Cost per person: €15,00

    Arran - Live from Lagg Distillery

    Mariella Romano, Lucy Coomber, Graham Omand
    Saturday - 17:00-18:30

    Join Mariella Romano, Arran Global Brand Ambassador, Lucy Coomber, Arran Regional Sales Manager and Graham Omand, Lagg Distillery Manager on Saturday 7hh November as they take you on a complete Isle of Arran Distillers tasting experience for the first ever online edition of Spirits in the Sky.

    Line-up:

    Arran 21 years version 2020
    Arran 25 years preview
    Arran Bodega Sherry
    Arran 2005 cask 104 Single Cask for Belgium Preview
    Peated Sherry  Small Batch for Belgium
    Lagg 1 year old

    Number of tickets available (indication): 0

    Cost per person: €30,00

    Fettercairn

    Andrew Lennie, Stewart Walker
    Saturday - 19:00-20:30

    A unique process story, a wealth of history, and a treasure trove of aged stocks. Fettercairn has an intriguing story to tell and a brand new range to present. Andrew Lennie, Global Brand Ambassador for Fettercairn, and Stewart Walker, Distillery Manager Fettercairn (celebrating his 30th anniversary at the distillery) invite you to discover the “new Scotch on the block”. A nice surprise you won’t regret!

    Line-up:

    Fettercairn 12 years
    Fettercairn 16 years
    Fettercairn 22 years
    Fettercairn 28 years
    Fettercairn Vintage 2001 , 9 year old American Standard Barrel – Cask Sample
    Fettercairn Vintage 1988, 32 years Bourbond Hosghead - Cask Sample

    Number of tickets available (indication): 0

    Cost per person: €30,00

    Masterclasses – 2020 – Sunday

    Daily Dram

    Mario Groteklaes
    Sunday - 14:00-15:30

    It’s been 13 years since the very first Daily Dram saw daylight. Sharing the best casks on the market with you, that's what The Nectar of the Daily Dram is all about: Sharing Passion! Mario Groteklaes, one of the two founding fathers, cannot wait to share his enthusiasm about the latest new selection with you. Taste and enjoy at 100% because this line-up is a dream come true!

    Line-up:

    Glen Elgin 2008 12 years, 46° Sherry Finish
    Tomatin 1997 23 years 52.7°
    Secret Speyside 1991 28 years 42.6° Bourbon Barrel
    Ardmore 1997 22 years 50.6° Hogshead
    Bunnahabhain Ying, 2008 11 years 1st Sherry Hogshead alc % TBC
    Bunnahabhain – Staoisha Yang, 2014 5 years Dechar/Rechar Hogshead alc % TBC

    Number of tickets available (indication): 0

    Cost per person: €45,00

    Teeling

    Chris Hayes
    Sunday - 16:00-17:30

    The Teeling Whiskey Company (TWC) is proud to partake in the first virtual edition of Spirits in the Sky. For this unique version of SITS, TWC will present an exclusive range of award winning whiskeys, including: a release exclusive to our Dublin distillery, two recently released limited edition Single Malts (a Peated Single Malt and an 18 YO Single Malt), a pre-tasting of the final release in the Brabazon series (14 YO Single Malt) and two Single Casks that are exclusive to The Nectar. The virtual tasting will be presented by Chris Hayes, European Brand Ambassador for Teeling Whiskey and regular visitor to Belgium and Luxembourg for whiskey shows and masterclasses.

    Line-up:

    Distillery Exclusive: Irish Virgin Oak @ 46%
    Blackpitts peated single malt @ 46%
    Renaissance series 2 (18 YO Australian Shiraz wine cask) @ 46%
    Brabazon 4 – 13 YO Carcavelos (a pre-release sample) @ cask Strength *
    The Nectar Single Cask 2000 Bourbon @ cask strength
    The Nectar SITS Single Cask 1991 Rum @ cask strength

    Number of tickets available (indication): 0

    Cost per person: €35,00

    Worthy Park & S.B.S.

    Zan Kong, Joshua Singh
    Sunday - 18:00-19:30

    Get ready to make a rum journey around the world! You will have the opportunity to taste 2 beautiful rum brands: Worthy Park and S.B.S.

    Zan Kong will guide you through the Worthy Park references live from the sunny Jamaica! You will also get an insight into the famous Worthy Park Estate.

    After that, you will enjoy 3 references from S.B.S and the name says it all: Single Barrel Selection. With all these Single Casks coming from different countries, your taste buds will go on a journey around the world and discover their specific DNA. Joshua Singh will present the second part of this line-up live from the S.B.S barrel warehouse in Denmark.

    Line-up:

    Worthy Park – Zan Kong:
    Rum-Bar Overproof 63%
    Worthy Park Single Estate 45%
    The third reference is a surprise from Zan!

    S.B.S – Joshua Singh:
    SBS Brazil 2013 / 2017 – Oloroso cask Finish (Distillery Pardin) 45%
    SBS Martinique 2019 – PX Cask matured (Distillery Le Galion) 53%
    SBS Jamaica 2019 – HGML Virgin Oak cask sample, estimated at 65%

    Number of tickets available (indication): 15

    Cost per person: €30,00

    Watt Whisky Company

    Mark Watt
    Sunday - 15:00-16:30

    Watt Whisky are getting ahead of themselves, with the First release being bottle imminently- why not Join Mark for a sneaky peak at cask samples of The second release. How will they fair with that tricky seconds album?

    Line-up:

    Dailuaine 2008 Hogshead
    Orkney 2006 Ruby Port
    Girvan 1991 Barrel
    Inchgower 2007 Hogshead
    Allt a Bhaine 1997 Hogshead
    Mannochmore 2008 Brandy Butt - 1st Release

    Number of tickets available (indication): 0

    Cost per person: €30,00

    Waterford

    Neil Conway
    Sunday - 17:00-18:30

    Line-up:

    Farm 1 New Make Spirit - Leeson Stanley 2017 Olympus variety that was distilled on the 6th of November 2018 at an ABV of 71.52%. Leeson is located in Johnstown, Co. Kilkenny
    Farm 2 New Make Spirit – Richard Carter 2017 Olympus Variety that was distilled on the 20th of November 2018 at an ABV of 71.50%. Richard is located in Stradbally, Co Laois
    Single Farm Origin Ballymorgan 1.2 50%
    Single Farm Origin Sheestown 1.2 50%
    The Arcadian Organic Gaia 1.1 50%
    Biodanamic Prototype at 50%

    Number of tickets available (indication): 15

    Cost per person: €30,00

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