To be held at the Wynn-Encore resort in Las Vegas on March 18th - 19th 2011.
For further information and updates please visit the website
Sorry about the duplication.
Keep checking their website as they will be adding updates on an on-going basis.
My guess is that by January next year you will have a pour list to determine if this is something you may want to attend.
I have attended many different whisky events over the years, but this one was the "creme de la creme", primarily because of the number of high end and rare whiskies and the lack of "maddening crowds". Instead there were a few hundred or so , serious single malt aficionados whose singular purpose was to taste, discuss and savor the finest of rare high quality malts. All attendees were well rewarded with an exceedingly generous conglomeration of goodies!
The "piece de resistance"of the event was the 70 yr old Glenlivet that was officially
inaugurated in the US by Michael Urquhart, a joint Managing Director at Gordon & Macphail.
This "slice of Heaven" at a cask strength of 45.9%ABV, was matured in American Oak for 70 years and had absolutely no wood"on the palate". An exceedingly mesmerizing malt with marzipan , orange and peach flavors that lingered into a long warm finish.
Next year look for this event on March 2-3, 2012 at the Encore in Las Vegas
Here they are: (Feel free to drool!)
Ardbeg 1974 Single Cask
Balvenie- 40 yr 2011 release
Benriach -40 yr SMWS cask 1.124
Dalmore - Astrum - 40 yr old 2011 release
Dalmore - Aurora - 45 yr old 2011 release
Dalmore- Castle Leod -1995
Dalmore- Cigar- New release
Dalmore - 18 yr
Dalmore- King Alexander
Glenfarclas- 1966 Single Cask exclusive for Nth 2011 show
Glenfarclas- 40 yr Released last May(2010)
Glenfarclas - 40 yr Current release - 51.5%ABV
Glenfarclas - 105 - 40 yr anniversary
Glenfiddich - Snow Phoenix
Glenfiddich - 21 yr - Caribbean Rum cask
Glenfiddich - 30 yr
Glenfiddich - 40 yr
Glenfiddich - 52 yr- 45.9%ABV
Glenglassaugh - 40 yr
Glenlivet - Nadurra
Glenlivet- 15 yr French Limousin Oak
Glenlivet 1983- 20 yr
Glenlivet 1964 Cellar Collection
Glenlivet- 70 yr - Gordon Macphail 2011 release
Highland Park- 12 yr cask strength
Highland Park- 1990 Vintage cask
Highland Park- St Magness - 12 yr American Oak cask
Highland Park- 25 yr cask - 48.1%ABV
Highland Park- 40 yr
Macallan- 1950 Fine & Rare
As you can see this was indeed a dream come true!
By reading the description on the website of the event, I thought you could only taste only 1 of the super pour.
At events such as the Whisky Live or the whisky show, you will pay about $150-170.
By registering for Master classes each costing an additional $ 55 you got to taste some very high end malts - typically 4 -5.
Using your example of Whisky Live for the $ 150 - 170 you have a few hours of pretty much "every day" malts. Probably a 21 yr old would comprise the top tier and very few at that, I might add. if you factor in the time - one evening vs. spread over 2 days - 1 full day for Master classes and one evening for serious tasting. The 70 yr old was at a special event that people attended on a first come basis - no extra cost.
The other important factor was there weren't 1000's of people, but rather 100's. These were serious aficionados, collectors, industry folks. The event was very classy all the way, so one could not even start to compare it to anything else ,since there is "no comparison".
I figured that the retail cost of all the malts I tasted approached close to $ 85,000,
had I bought all the bottles. All I was interested in doing was to taste unique, pricey and tasty malts that I wouldn't normally buy. From the list shown above I feel I got my money's worth, even though you may disagree with me.
Looking forward to another fantastic experience since there will be prominent vintage single malts from renowned distilleries like the 1950 Macallan, the 50 yr Glenfiddich , Bowmore Gold among others of equal repute and stature!
Do we have any other Whisky Magazine enthusiasts attending?
This review from whisky intelligence is pretty much bang on accurate:
http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2011/ ... isky-news/
(Count me as one of the barricaders for the G&M Glenlivet 70yo!)
I'm hoping to go again this year, but the date is interfering with work travel (though there is a chance that i might be able to pull it off!).
That being said, heading to the excellent Victoria Whisky Festival in a few days - yeah!
and Airfare.Total cost $ 3000
I attended as a High Roller and here's what I tasted over the 2 days:
NTH 2012 Whiskies Tasted
Auchentoshan - Valinch
Balvenie (40yr) - Batch 2 release
BenriachÂ (Â 21yr) -Authenticus
Black Bull - 40 yr Blend
Gold Bowmore 1964
Bowmore 1961(Not available for another 2 years)
Dalmore Ceti (30yr)- To be released soon)
Dalmore Astrum (40yr)
Dalmore AuroraÂ Â (45yr)
Dalmore 1967 (44yr) -SiriusÂ
Fettercairn - 24 yr
Fettercairn -30 yr
Fettercairn - Fior
Fettercairn -40 yr
Fettercairn 1966 (45yr)-SiriusÂ
Glendronach -Â (33 yr)
GlenfarclasÂ - Family Cask 1960 (50yr)
Glenfiddich - Vintage from a 1939 Cask (50yr)- To die for!
Glenfiddich - Vintage from a 1961 Cask (50yr)
Glenfiddich - Vintage from a 1972 Cask (40yr)
Glen GariochÂ - 1986
Glen GariochÂ - 1994
Glenglassaugh 30 yr
Glenglassaugh 38 yr
Glenglassaugh Aged over 40 yrs (Actually 45 yr)Â
Macallan - 21 yr - Fine Oak
Macallan - 25 yr - Sherry Oak
Macallan - Easter Elkes Collection
Macallan Vintage 1950 - Cask 600
Macallan 1969 -Duncan Taylor
Samaroli - Bunnahabhain - 1990
Samaroli - Tomatin 1967 VintageÂ
Samaroli - Evolution 2011 (vatting of aged whiskies)Â Â
Springbank - (21YR) Return of a legend limited release of 150 bottles to US
Springbank (40yr) - Chieftain's
The Glenlivet - 2010 bottling Founders Reserve
I believe I got my moneys' worth!
If you have problems then you can go to the website too:
Hope you can make it to the 2013 event - you'll be glad you did!
Here's a re-cap of the last 5 years of "heavenly bliss" - the Nth in Las Vegas!
If you missed this - you have not lived!
is one of the super pours! Wow! Can you "taste the peat" in anticipation?
That's $ 22,000 of anticipation, available to you as an attendee in the High Roller and Connoisseur categories!
The Dream gets better! 6 hours of savoring "super pours" Wow!!Check out the list-don't just "drool" get the ticket!
Only available to High Roller category at the Nth in Las Vegas March 2 - 5,2016
at the Wynn. posting.php?mode=reply&f=10&t=13263#
The Dream starts on March 2 thru' March 5 at The Wynn/Encore in Las Vegas!
See you there!
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