Whisky Live New York 2019 - An Evening of Tastings
Written by Debra C. Argen and Edward F. Nesta   
Whisky Live New York 2019 - photo by Luxury Experience It was a memorable evening of international and domestic tastings, whisky tastings to be precise, during Whisky Live New York. Whisky aficionados gathered at The Altman Building in New York City on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, for Whisky Live "The world's premier tasting show" for their first USA show for 2019 for an evening of learning about and appreciating the fine nuances and differences of Bourbons, Ryes, Tennessee Whiskey, Scotch, international whiskies and so much more through tastings and Masterclasses! Cheers!

 

Whisky Live NYC 2019

Whisky, Whiskey, Bourbon, Rye, and Sour Mash were all available for tasting during Whisky Live New York 2019, and we judiciously made our way through the offerings, of which there were too many to experience all of them. We bring you a few of the many highlights of the evening to provide a delectable "taste" of Whisky Live New York.

Bourbon Tastings

Garrison Brothers - Whisky Live NYC 2019 - photo by Luxury Experience
Garrison Brothers Distillery

Bourbon is an American spirit that must be made in the United States. As America's darling, as well as one of our favorite spirits, many states are producing this potent potable. Over the course of the evening we tasted Bourbon produced in many different states.

Michters - Whisky Live NYC 2019 - photo by Luxury Experience
Michter's

From Texas there was Balcones and Garrison Brothers Distillery. Kentucky was well represented with Maker's Mark, Knob Creek, Basil Hayden, Booker's Bourbon, Michter's, and Yellowstone.

Coppersea - Whisky Live NYC 2019 - photo by Luxury Experience
Coppersea Distilling

From New York there was Hudson Valley New York Coppersea Distilling, Saint Lawrence Spirits, and Kings County Distilling, and from Virginia there was Filibuster Bourbon.

Saint Lawrence Spirits - Whisky Live NYC 2019 - photo by Luxury Experience
Saint Lawrence Spirits

Whisky/Whiskey Tastings

Franck Mounier, Edward F. Nesta - Whisky Live NYC 2019 - photo by Luxury Experience
Edward F. Nesta and Franck Mounier
Bellevoye Whisky Triple Malt

We felt like we should have brought our passport for country stamps as we tasted our way around the world beginning in France with Bellevoye Whisky Triple Malt Finition Sauternes. We then "traveled" to England tasting their Cotswolds Single Malt Whisky.

Cotwolds - Whisky Live NYC 2019 - photo by Luxury Experience
Cotwolds Single Malt Whisky

Next stop was Scotland where we tasted Bowmore Islay Single Malt aged 12 years, Glengoyne, Laphraoaig, and Loch Lomond, and from the house of Bruichladdich there was Port Charlotte Heavily Peated Islay Single Malt, Islay Barley 2011, and The Classic Laddie.

Classic Laddie - Whisky Live NYC 2019 - photo by Luxury Experience
The Classic Laddie

Ireland brought Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey, from Ireland's Oldest Licensed Distillery, and The House of Suntory from Japan brought out a full complement of their whiskies including Hibiki, Toki, and Yamazaki, as well as their vodka and gin.

Kilbeggan - Whisky Live NYC 2019 - photo by Luxury Experience
Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey

The House of Suntory - Whisky Live NYC 2019 - photo by Luxury Experience
Suntory

Masterclass Seminar and Tasting - Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey (Tennessee Whiskey)

David Harper Masterclass - Whisky Live NYC 2019 - photo by Luxury Experience
David Harper

We attended a very interesting Masterclass presented by David Harper representing the Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey brand where we learned about the differences between Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey and tasted both their Uncle Nearest 1856 Premium Aged Whiskey ($65) and their Uncle Nearest 1820 Premium Whiskey ($110).

Uncle Nearest 1856 / 1820 tasting - Whisky Live NYC 2019 - photo by Luxury Experience
Uncle Nearest 1856 / 1820 Tasting Masterclass

 

The Brands

Armorik French Single Malt

Balcones Distilling

Breuckelen Distilling

Bruichladdich

Catoctin Creek

Coppersea Distillery Hudson Valley

Corsair Distillery

Cotswolds Distillery

Dad's Hat Pennsylvania Rye Whisky

Deadwood / Proof & Wood

Filibuster Distillery

Garrison Brothers Distillery

Glengoyne and Tamdhu

Kings County Distillery

Laphroaig/Kilbeggan

Limestone Branch Distillery

Loch Lomond

Makers Mark

Michter's Distillery

Saint Lawrence Spirits

Small Batch Bourbon Collection

Suntory Whiskey

Uncle Nearest 1865 Premium Aged Whiskey

Virginia Distillery Company

Westland

Whisky Gourmet

Wiggly Bridge Distillery


It was indeed a fine evening at Whisky Live New York! As always, drink responsibly. Cheers!

Whisky Live NYC 2019 - photo by Luxury Experience

Where to Find a Whisky Live Show in the USA and Internationally

USA Shows: New York (May 22, 2019) and Chicago (November 7, 2019).

International Shows: Argentina, Australia, China, Cyprus, England, France, Greece, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Lebanon, Netherlands, Nigeria, Philippines, Poland, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Taiwan, and Thailand.

Whisky Live NYC 2019

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