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Our masterclasses are lead by various whisky experts and brand ambassadors who themselves pick out different whiskies they wish to introduce to you, and guide you through the tasting. They will help you recognize the different aromas and flavours that make each whisky unique.

Please note that masterclasses are part of the festival's programme, and therefore entrance to them is permitted only with a valid festival ticket in addition to a reservation of the masterclass itself. Masterclasses are not standalone events.

The full list of masterclasses will be updated

This year's masterclasses

Friday

16:30 - 17:15 | WM Cadenheads | Mitch Graham (Fous Spirits) | 490 CZK

Brand Ambassador Mitch Graham of WM Cadenheads, the oldest independent bottlerer, will introduce you to cask strength samples from their portfolio: Tomintoul 12yo 55.5%, Glenburgie 14yo 53.2%, Knockdhu 11yo 54.7%, Glenrothes 17yo 53%, and Strathclyde 28yo 55.8%. The masterclass will be in English.

17:45 - 18:30 | Springbank | Cara Wilson (Fous Spirits) | 590 CZK

17:45 - 18:30 | Whiskies of the World | Zdeněk Kortiš (Pernod Ricard) | 399 CZK

17:45 - 18:30 | The Macallan “Above the Spey” | Anna Metaxa (Coca-Cola HBC) | 350 CZK

Brand ambassador Anna Metaxa will lead you through a tasting of Oloroso Sherry and explain its significance in the making of Macallan. You will also get to taste The Macallan 12 double cask, The Macallan Triple cask, and The Macallan rare cask. The masterclass will be held in English.

19:00 - 19:45 | Glenmorangie and Ardbeg | Vít Šafář (Moët Hennessy CZ) | 650 CZK

19:00 - 20:15 | Billy Walker – A New Journey | Billy Walker (GlenAllachie) | 690 CZK

20:30 - 21:15 | Inverhouse Distillers | Karol Kuliś (Fous Spirits) | 590 CZK

Brand Ambassador Karol Kuliś will introduce you to five samples in the theme of "A route through the Scottish highlands - from Wick to Edderton". You will get to taste Old Pulteney 12y, Old Pulteney Huddart, Old Pulteney 15y, Balblair 15y, and Balblair 18y. The masterclass will be in English.

Saturday

16:30 - 17:15 | Svach Old Well | Lukáš Andrlík (Svach Old Well) | 390 CZK

Test your whisky knowledge! We will hide samples of two bottles of the new Czech distillery Svach's Old Well between four bottles of Scottish single malt from various distilleries and of different ages and cask wood. Your task will be to rate them from the best to the least interesting, and potentially even guess which two of the six are the Czech whiskies. We will uncover which is which at the end. Are you up for the challenge?

16:30 - 17:15 | Murray McDavid | Dean Jode (Fous Spirits) | 590 CZK

17:45 - 19:00 | Gold Cock | Mirek Motyčka (Rudolf Jelínek) | 390 CZK

The best of Gold Cock and a few surprises. Mirek Motyčka will introduce you to single malt whiskies from the Czech distillery Gold Cock: Gold Cock 1999 rum cask finish – cask strength – new since September 2019, Gold Cock 20 yo – 49,2% - new since September 2019, Gold Cock 2008 – cask strength, Gold Cock 10 yo – 49,2%, Gold Cock X series – an experimental mix of three different malt whiskies – cask strength – newly introduced at WLP 2019, Gold Cock 2016 – heavily peated, cask strength. The masterclass is in Czech.

17:45 - 19:00 | Billy Walker – A New Journey | Billy Walker (GlenAllachie) | 690 CZK

19:15 - 20:00 | Chivas Brothers | Zdeněk Kortiš (Pernod Ricard) | 399 CZK

19:15 - 20:00 | Kilkerran | Cara Wilson (Fous Spirits) | 490 CZK

19:15 - 20:00 | The Macallan “Above the Spey” | Anna Metaxa (Coca-Cola HBC) | 350 CZK

Brand ambassador Anna Metaxa will lead you through a tasting of Oloroso Sherry and explain its significance in the making of Macallan. You will also get to taste The Macallan 12 double cask, The Macallan Triple cask, and The Macallan rare cask. The masterclass will be held in English.