The Universal Whisky Experience Returns to Vegas in April

  • Universal Whisky Experience
    Universal Whisky Experience
  • Universal Whisky Experience
    Universal Whisky Experience
  • Universal Whisky Experience
    Universal Whisky Experience
  • Universal Whisky Experience
  • Universal Whisky Experience
  • Universal Whisky Experience

This year marks the “lucky” seventh anniversary of the Universal Whisky Experience – the Nth, the nation’s premier rare whisky tasting event, which will once again be held at Wynn’s Encore Resort & Casino in Las Vegas from April 5 to 8.

The creation of noted whisky collector and entrepreneur Mahesh Patel, this four-day spirits extravaganza kicks off with a Classic Malt Whisky Pairing Dinner at Joël Robuchon and a Woodford Reserve Dinner at Tom Colicchio’s Craftsteak. Whisky dinners and seminars continue throughout the event with the world’s top whisky distillers and blenders participating. The highlights of the event include an exclusive Friday night tasting of some of the rarest spirits in the world, as well as the master classes held all day Saturday.

In addition to collectibles such as a 37 Year Old Port Ellen, a 50 Year Old Dalmore, and a 50 Year Old Glenfarclas, some of the many other spirits being poured will include rarities from Macallan, Royal Salute, Beam Suntory, Hennessy, and pre-World War II whiskies from Gordon & MacPhail.

Tickets may be purchased for individual packages, including $545 for the Connoisseur Experience or an all-inclusive High Roller package for $2,995, which includes a collector’s bottle of Nth whisky and a cut crystal Glencairn tasting glass to use at the event and keep. (universalwhiskyexperience.com)

 

From Around the Web...
Glenmorangie Pride 1974 ($9,050). Photo by Anna Isola Crolla
Glenmorangie’s new Pride 1974 whisky is a knockout…
Riedel Vinum Extreme Rosé Provence Glass, $69 for a set of two
An exquisite new way to enjoy rosé, just in time for summer…
These blends of rare old malt and grain whiskies elevate the art of blending to new heights…
Glenmorangie Bacalta
This limited edition from the legendary distillery is destined to become a collector’s item…
Photo by Damion I. Hamilton
Cuban cigar legend Montecristo turns 80 with a big party at Harvest Inn by Charlie Palmer in Napa...
The 2006 Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs is “an all-Chardonnay cuvée, in the style our ancestors created,” says  Taittinger
A classically trained artist, Vitalie Taittinger is furthering her family’s traditions in Champagne…
5 Superb American Whiskeys
These top non-bourbon made-in-America spirits showcase the freedom of whiskey distilling in the U.S...
Puebla ($85)
Mezcal is gaining in popularity and entering the premium market…
 Hochstadter’s Family Reserve Straight Rye Whiskey ($200)
This premium rye whiskey is an homage to pre-Prohibition spirits…
Nikka Coffey Malt Japanese Whisky ($75)
This Japanese whisky uses Scottish barley in its malting…