LECTORS

Jim Murray

Jim Murray is an English writer journalist, and a well known whisky critic. He is best known for his observations on whisky and his annually updated book on the subject, Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible. He is a chair judge at the International Wine and Spirit Competition. Murray has also worked as a consultant blender with both whisky and rum. He claims one of his achievements includes playing a major role in resurrecting Ardbeg distillery in Islay after it closed in 1996. Murray has also become well known for his championing the cause of American whiskey and Canadian rye whisky, Japanese whisky, and Irishsingle pot still whiskey.

Juliette Buchan

Juliette Buchan is french from birth and Scottish from heart. She entered the whisky industry by chance 13 years ago but remained by passion. She first worked for Gordon and MacPhail where she gained an extensive experience and knowledge of a wide range of distilleries,  before joining the GlenAllachie distillers Co ltd in February 2019 as European Sales Manager.Less than 2 years after being bought over by Billy Walker and a year after the launch of its core range, GlenAllachie has been crowned “distillery of the year” at the first Scottish Whisky Awards.  

Stewart Buchanan

Stewart Buchanan started his carrier in 1993 in Tobermory distillery as a “stillsman”. In 2004 he was asked to join BenRiah distillery where he became Production manager in 2006. Since 2012 Stewart is the Global Brand Ambassador of BenRiach, GlenDronach and Glenglassaugh and he will represent his own exclusive limited editions selection.

MASTERCLASS

SATURDAY OCTOBER 19

START 14:00

Jim Murray presents his latest “Whisky Bible” 2020

Jim Murray will present his “Whisky Bible” 2020 for the first time in Bulgaria. He will speak about current state of the world whisky industry – ratings, trends, pricing and challenges.

Entrance includes copy of the “Whisky Bible” 2020. The copy may be signed by Murray after the class.

IMPORTANT: To attend each and any masterclass, that is part of Whisky Show 2019 Bulgaria program, one shall purchase ticket for the class along with a valid ENTRANCE TICKET for the Whisky Show.

START 17:00

GlenAllachie: becoming independent in the new whisky era

Juliette Buchan of GlenAllachie will present the independent Speyside distillery acquired recently by Billy Walker and company. In the modern whisky age of mergers and purchases GlenAllachie starts its own, independent path of sherry aging, wine casks and high quality.

Entrance includes tasting set of selection of GlenAllachie single malt scotch whiskies.

IMPORTANT: To attend each and any masterclass, that is part of Whisky Show 2019 Bulgaria program, one shall purchase ticket for the class along with a valid ENTRANCE TICKET for the Whisky Show.

START 21:00

Blind tatsting with Jim Murray – tasting a special selection of  7 whiskies

Jim Murray will present a special selection of 7 whiskies that impressed him recently. Whiskies of various style, age, origin will be tasted with Murray based on his method of evaluation. All will participate in guessing the whisky based on personal assessment.

The ticket includes tasting samples of each of the 7 whiskies selected by Jim Murray.

IMPORTANT: To attend each and any masterclass, that is part of Whisky Show 2019 Bulgaria program, one shall purchase ticket for the class along with a valid ENTRANCE TICKET for the Whisky Show.

SUNDAY OCTOBER 20

START 17:00

GlenDronach, BenRiach And Glenglassaugh Trough Stewart Buchanan’s Limited Editions Selection

Stewart Buchanan started his carrier in 1993 in Tobermory distillery as a “stillsman”. In 2004 he was asked to join BenRiah distillery where he became Production manager in 2006. Since 2012 Stewart is the Global Brand Ambassador of BenRiach, GlenDronach and Glenglassaugh and he will represent his own exclusive limited editions selection.

Entrance includes tasting set of selection of GlenDronach, BenRiach and Glenglassaugh single malt scotch whiskies.

IMPORTANT: To attend each and any masterclass, that is part of Whisky Show 2019 Bulgaria program, one shall purchase ticket for the class along with a valid ENTRANCE TICKET for the Whisky Show.