This year at the show we're looking into the future: meet three upcoming whisky makers who are creating the drams of tomorrow.
- Old Billingsgate, 1 Old Billingsgate Walk, London, EC3R 6DR
- 16.30 - 18.00
The theme of this year's show is The Future of Whisky, and we've been talking to the new generation of whisky makers who are already creating the whiskies of the future. We'll be joined by Diageo's Aimee Gibson, Ardbeg and Glenmorangie's Brendan McCarron, and Whyte & Mackay's Gregg Glass - experienced whisky makers who'll each bring along three drams for us to enjoy: -a favourite whisky of theirs -a whisky they've created -something created specially for the tasting.
We'll have whisky writer Dave Broom on hand to keep things on track as we learn about what's next in the world of whisky. Aimee Gibson, winner of the International Spirits Challenge Rising Star award in 2017, is blender for Diageo. She works closely with master blender Jim Beveridge and the Johnnie Walker team, specialising in innovation and creating a new generation of whiskies, including the Johnnie Walker Blenders' Batch range. Brendan McCarron is head of maturing whisky for LVMH, owner of Glenmorangie and Ardbeg. He works with Dr Bill Lumsden, the company's head of whisky creation, and was responsible for the recently released Ardbeg An Oa and second edition of Glenmorangie's much-loved Astar. Greg Glass is a blender and whisky maker for Whyte & Mackay, working with master blender Richard Paterson and is training to take over once Richard finally retires. In the meantime, he looks after the company's blends as well as single malts from Dalmore, Jura, Tamnavulin and Fettercairn.
*Please note: you must have a valid Whisky Show ticket to attend this masterclass.