Renowned whisky writer and educator Dave Broom will be headlining the upcoming Whisky Live 2016 – held on 12 and 13 November this year – along with rum legend Luca Gargano and mixologist Rogerio Igarashi Vaz of Tokyo’s Bar Tram and Bar Trench.
Best known for his musings in Whisky Magazine and authoring whisky bible “The World Atlas of Whisky“, Dave Broom will be at this year’s Whisky Live leading a whisky masterclass around the Karuizawa 1965 Bourbon Cask and Karuizawa 1965 Sherry Cask. Both whiskies, the last two barrels of Karuizawa bottled by La Maison du Whisky, will be opened for the first time at the festival in this masterclass. Broom will be hosting a comparative tasting of these two whiskies for attendees. He will also be hosting a Nikka masterclass.
Joining him will be rum legend Luca Gargano, who was present at last year’s Whisky Live and will this year be hosting a masterclass featuring a range of premium rums from Italian independent bottler Velier, as well as Rogerio Igarashi Vaz, the cofounder and chief bartender of Tokyo absinthe bars Bar Trench and Bar Tram. Vaz will be recreating Bar Trench at Whisky Live, providing visitors with original creations showcasing the latest cocktail trends from Japan.
“We are extremely excited to have Dave Broom, Luca Gargano and Rogerio Igarashi Vaz with us for this year’s event, and Whisky Live Singapore 2016 will surely provide a heightened experience for enthusiasts and experts unlike any other,” says Mathew Musnier, General Manager at La Maison du Whisky.
“Whisky Live continuously experience a double-digit growth in attendees annually. The increasing number of guests at the Show, especially with our female guests, and the event’s success each year are a testament to the growing demand of people who appreciate whiskies in the region,” he adds.