​2018 Master Classes Schedule

Ian Chang
Kavalan Master Blender

Giancarlo Bianchi
Technical Director of Penderyn Distillery

Murphy Chang
'Keeper of the Quaich'
& Glenmorangie BA

Charmaine Ann Thio
​Hendricks Brand Ambassador

Neil Strachan
Balvenie Regional Brand Ambassador

Keith Nair
Macallan Regional Brand Ambassador

Cedric Mendoza
Head Bartender of Manhattan
(Ranked #3 Bar in the World)

Hamish Houliston
​Chivas ​Brand Ambassador

Stephan Berg
​​Owner and ​Creator of Bitter Truth

​Jamey Merkel
​Beam Suntory Brand Ambassador

Fintan Cannon
Pernod Ricard Brand Ambassador

Here is How Master Classes Work:

Your chance to learn from the masters is here. This unique set up of a classes of up to 25 people is a private event that only so few will have the chance to experience. It is an hour of intense learning, questioning and interacting with some of the World's most revered Whisky Masters.

Each class will offer tasting from Rare, Older, Limited Bottlings not normally offered to the general public. Each class is slightly different. Some will focus on just one brand or expression, while others will dedicate the time to comparing international flavors experienced only through whisky. The hosts of these events will be the brand ambassadors, master distillers, leading experts or Whisky Magazine writers.

Master Classes are open to newcomers, experienced whisky drinkers or anyone that has interest in an event that is the first of its kind to be held in Manila. Experience an unforgettable event at Whisky Live Manila 2018!

For any questions or inquiries, please email us at inquiries@whiskylive.ph Thanks


Friday (November 9, 2018)

Time ClassSpeakerLocation
5:30Hendrick’s Gin Deconstructed Tasting
Charmaine Ann Thio
Hendrick's Reigonal Brand Ambassador
Room 1
6:00Manhattan Bar Singapore Presents Beam Suntory ‘s Cocktail 101Cedric Mendoza
Manhattan (Ranked #3 Bar in the World)
Room 2
7:00The Art of Blending Edrington - Highland Park, Glenrothes, GlenturretKeith Nair
Edrington Reigonal Brand Ambassador
Room 1
7:30Glenmorangie - Layoring the Flavors of LasantaMurphy Chang
'Keeper of the Quaich' & Brand Ambassador
Room 2
8:30Kavalan - Symphony of Flavors and Single CasksIan Chang
Master Blender
Room 1
9:00Chivas Regal Blending SessionHamish Houliston
Brand Ambassador
Room 2

​Saturday (November ​10, 2018)

Time ClassSpeakerLocation
5:30The Bitter Truth Cocktails with Stephen BergStephen Berg
Founder and Creator of the Bitter Truth
Room 1
6:00Auchentoshan Single Malt Scotch Masterclass by Jamey Merkel, Brand Ambassador Beam SuntoryJamey Merkel
Brand Ambassador Beam Suntory
Room 2
7:00The Balvenie - The 25 Years of DoublewoodNeil Strachan
Regional Brand Ambassador
Room 1
7:30Hennessey Cognac - "Progression to Perfection"Murphy Chang
"Keeper of the Quaich" & Regional Brand Ambassador
Room 2
8:30Pendyrn - Flavor Distinction of Different CasksDr. Giancarlo Bianchi
Technical Director of Penderyn Distillery
Room 1
9:00Speyside Selection Malts and Blends - Glenlivet, Aberlour and MoreHamish Houliston
Brand Ambassador
Room 2

Online Registration is Now Closed

​Email Us: inquiries@whiskylive.ph