Welcome to a page on Planet Whiskies relating to the 14th Annual Whiskies of the World® Expo San Francisco March 2013 and the Whiskies of the World Austin on 2nd November, 2012. The 14th Annual WOW is a very populare and will be back in San Francisco in 2013. So if you are free it is a must to attend this every growing whisky event. The event has whisky from around the world and has a number of informative seminars hosted by leading whisky speakers.
Whiskies of the World Austin is the first time this event is happening and is in Texas. The event will be showcasing a selection of whiskies and running popular masterclasses from well-known whisky speakers.
Whiskies of the World® company
Whiskies of the World organizes whisky tasting events with brands across the globe attending and showcasing their latest releases. We welcome consumers and the trade alike to our events and we promote whisky knowledge and appreciation. Whiskies of the World is part of the IWSC Group and is co-ordinated by Event Director, Douglas Smith.
Whiskies of the World® Expo
Whiskies of the World® Expo is a popular whisky tasting event which takes place annually in San Francisco. Every year, the Expo attracts over 1400 guests to sample superlative whiskies and the chance to meet the outstanding personalities of the whisky world. The Expo is famous for hosting brand ambassadors and distillers such as Richard Paterson, Stephen Beal, Simon Brooking, Ed Kohl and other whisky gurus.
At Whiskies of the World® Expo you will have the opportunity to sample a wide range of whiskies: from the biggest brand names to expressions from the world’s greatest independent bottlers to some of the rarest bottles in the world. Whiskies from around the globe including the US, Scotland, Ireland, Canada, Japan, Australia are often at the show and even a few that will surprise the most savvy connoisseur.
Not only does Whiskies of the World® Expo showcase whiskies but it also features American craft distillers. American craft distilling is a growing luxury segment of the spirits industry. These artisans offer samples of their handcrafted vodkas, gins, liqueurs and other varieties of distilled spirits at the Expo.Join us at Whiskies of the World® Expo and celebrate the “water of life”.
Douglas Smith, Whiskies of the World Event Director
Douglas Smith took over the Whiskies of the World® Expo, the oldest whisky tasting event in Northern America in 2009. The Expo enjoyed immediate growth on several fronts. In 2011, Douglas entered a strategic alliance with the IWSC Group to strive for even more prominent results for the San Francisco show and for the Whiskies of the World Expo brand in general.
The IWSC Group is the world leader in organizing wine and spirit competitions around the globe. The IWSC Group operates five brands including Whiskies of the World® Expo, The Spirits of Mexico, The International Wine and Spirit Competition, Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition and What Food What Wine.
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