Seventh Annual Whiskey Obsession Festival
April 10th to 13th 2019
The Sarasota-Manatee Originals is a proud partner of the 7th Annual Whiskey Obsession Festival.
Schedule of Events, Panelists, and Masterclasses
Whiskey Obsession Kickoff Dinner @ Sarasota Yacht Club (SYC), 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Deconstruction of the Balcones Texas Single Malt with Winston Edwards
Thursday, April 11, 2019
Two Panelist Small Group Dinners @ The Hyatt Sarasota, 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
World Whiskey Dinner
Join Ashok Chokalingam, Global Ambassador and Assistant Distiller at Amrut Distillery for an intimate three course dinner featuring four award winning whiskies from Bengaluru, India: Amrut Single Malt, Amrut Fusion Single Malt, Amrut Peated Single Malt, and Amrut Naarangi Single Malt.
Single Malt Scotch Dinner
The Panel of Whiskey Experts Interactive Tasting @ The Hyatt Sarasota, 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.
This unique panel of distillers and ambassadors share their award winning whiskies from Colorado, Scotland, and India in an interactive tasting. The panel is co-moderated by Samara Rivers and Turner C. Moore.
Tickets are $75 and seating is limited to 130 guests.
Panelists and whiskies:
-Jenny Bartels, Brand Ambassador at Breckenridge (Breckenridge PX Sherry Cask Bourbon)
-Rob Dietrich, Master Distiller at Stranahan’s (Stranahan’s Snowflake)
-Ashok Chokalingam, Assistant to Master Distiller at Amrut (Amrut Madeira Cask)
-Nicholas Pollacchi, Single Malt Director at Whyte and Mackay (Jura 18 Year)
-Stephanie Ridgway, Manager of Brand Education at International Beverage (Speyburn 15 Year)
-Raj Sabarwahl, Founder at Glass Revolution Imports (Murray McDavid Ordha Meas 13 Year)
-Corky Taylor, Chairman at Peerless (3 Year Small Batch Rye)