Up to date, 10/17/17: A reader has informed us that all occasion occasions are actually completely booked.
On Tuesday, October 17, The Balvenie Scotch whiskey model is hosting a tasting and screening on the Majestic Metro theater and occasion venue at 911 Preston. It’s free to the public however attendees must register online for a ticket. There are three presentations: 6 p.m., 7:15 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
For individuals who attended The Balvenie’s “Rare Craft” occasions in 2015, which featured spokesperson Anthony Bourdain showcasing prime craftspeople in five totally different professions, this new occasion will certainly appear like a continuation of the theme. Whereas Bourdain will not be there in person on Tuesday occasion, he’ll be present in a totally different approach. The occasion includes a screening of an episode from The Balvenie’s video sequence “Raw Craft With Anthony Bourdain.”
Along with the screening, attendees will get to pattern The Balvenie’s 12-, 14-, and 21-12 months-previous whiskys. In accordance with The Balvenie brand ambassador, Jonathan Wingo, “Our master lessons are normally associated with appreciation. This occasion falls extra in the ‘enjoyment’ part.” In other words, all attendees may have a long alternative to contemplate what they’re tasting during the exhibiting. Wingo will likely be on-hand during the screenings, as well as fellow brand ambassador David Laird.
The “Raw Craft” episode being shown options Max Hazan of Hazan Motorworks in downtown Los Angeles. He’s a “craft motorbike builder” who makes custom parts by hand and builds the bikes from scratch. A former motocross competitor, he turned to motorcycle design when an accident left him unable to proceed riding.
Why tie a whisky model to craftspeople? The Balvenie sees an affinity with those that nonetheless make things utterly by hand. A press launch says the distillery, “still grows its personal barley, makes use of traditional ground maltings, employs a group of coopers to have a tendency its casks, a coppersmith to take care of its stills, and has in its service probably the most experienced Malt Grasp, David Stewart, MBE, in Scotch whisky history.”
Wingo says, “I assume once we began the concept to play with Anthony was to have craftspeople who have been interesting to highlight. This thought, for the third season, was to search out of us who’re working in fields that have a wider reach and have extra attraction to of us who could not know about Anthony or Balvenie. Perhaps they are fascinated about tattooing or motorcycles. Max goes hand-in-hand with what we need to showcase. He builds bikes by hand. Also constructs all the components. If he desires one thing a certain approach, he doesn’t order it. He makes it. Those that can’t make it to the screening. Whisky tasting can still view the “Raw Craft” episodes online. New episodes will be launched approximately each two weeks via November 2.
It won’t be obtainable for tasting on the occasion, but another attention-grabbing mission from The Balvenie is a new whisky launch named Peat Week. One common false impression by those who’re still studying about Scotch is that all of those whiskys are peated. In truth, The Balvenie’s normally are not. Peat Week is a big departure. Experiment for the corporate. The identify refers back to the one week every year over the past 15 that The Balvenie has dried and smoked malted barley over highland peat. Made in 2002, this first Peat Week release is a 15-year-outdated whiskey made with barley dried over Highland peat. The peat most commonly related to sturdy, smoky whiskeys is from the Islay region. Whisky followers who recognize a lighter, smoky taste may better respect The Balvenie’s take on it.