The Panel of Whiskey Experts

Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 7:00 pm - Michael's Wine Cellar
1283 S Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34239 - 941-955-2675

Join eight master distillers and professional brand ambassadors as they share and discuss their favorite spirits.  Seating is limited to 45 guests; please reserve your seat early.


Last year's Panel:

David BlackmoreDavid Blackmore

Glenmorangie, Ardberg
Master Brand Ambassador

Recently named the "2014 Scotch Whisky Ambassador of the Year" by Whisky Magazine for the third consecutive year.

Glenmorangie Original
Ardberg 10 Year

David LairdDavid Laird

Balvenie, Glenfiddich
Brand Ambassador

David brings 10 years of experience with whisky.


Balvenie Tun 1401

Raj SabharwalRaj Sabharwal

Amrut, Sullivan's Cove,
Stalk & Barrel, English Whiskey Co.
Managing Director, Brand Ambassador

An avid wine & spirits collector, he is WSET Advanced certified & is also a certified Wine & Spirits Educator.

Amrut Fusion
English Whiskey Company Peated

Louisa YoungLouisa Young

Senior Brand Manager

Anyone who has attended an event presented by her would agree that her enthusiasm is hard to beat.

Arran 10 Year
Arran 14 Year

Gary KeimachGary Keimach

Gordon & MacPhail, Benromach
Senior Vice President

Received the honor, Keeper of the Quaich' in Scotland in April 2013 in recognition for his contributionss to the Scotch Whisky industry.

Benromach 10 Year
Brenne French Single Malt

Jimmy RussellJimmy Russell

Wild Turkey, Russell's Reserve
Master Distiller

Has been making bourbon at the Austin, Nichols Distillery for nearly 60 years.


Russell's Reserve 6 Year
Russell's Reserve 10 Year

James WillsJames Wills

Brand Ambassador

Has done every single job in the distillery since in extablishment in 2005 - from polishing the stills when they first arrived to bottling the first malt by hand with a tea pot!

Kilchoman 100% Islay
Kilchoman Machir Bay

Al YoungAl Young

Four Roses
Brand Ambassador

Historian at Four Roses, he has more than 40-years knowledge & experience with the distillery.

Four Roses Single Barrel

Four Roses Small Batch


Contact us if you have any questions.

Whiskey Obsession Seminar Classes

Masterclasses will be announced in February.  Guests may attend any two masterclasses.
VIP ticket holders will receive first notification, followed by General Admission ticket holders one week later.