Monte Carlo Whisky Conference
and Master Class Programme “Invest, Collect or Drink?”
under the patronage of HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco
Oceanographic Museum, Conference room
Seated by 17h30
Mr. Roberto Calcagno
Prince Albert I Foundation of Monaco HSH PRINCE ALBERT II OF MONACO
Honorary President of the Monte Carlo Whisky Society
and Keeper of the Quaich
The Panel of Experts
Charles Maclean, Patron of the Monte Carlo Whisky Society
Mr. Ronnie Cox The Glenrothes
Dr Bill Lumsden The Glenmorangie
Dr Sam Simmons The Balvenie
plus a Mystery Distillery
The Glenrothes Dow's 24 year old Single Cask bottling
Release #2 of the Grimaldi Collection A unique opportunity to taste the whisky inside this bottle
Auction of the Glenrothes Dow's
Presented by Ronnie Cox, Anita Di Sotto and the Huissier (Official Auctioneer)
Bottle No. 1 to be auctioned in aid of the Prince Albert I Foundation
Bottle No. 2 to be auctioned in aid of a nominated Scottish Foundation
Bottles Nos. 3 to 10 to be auctioned for private sale
Whisky Master Class with the Experts * * * * * Tasting 5 Exceptional Single Malt Whiskies
Debate – “Invest, Collect or Drink”
Closing address by the Rt. Hon. Alex Salmond
The Panel of Experts
Whisky Consultant, Author and Master of the Quaich
Charles is a world leading authority on Scotch whisky. He was elected a Keeper of the Quaich for “his services to Scotch over many years” in 1992 and was granted the rare honour of being elected Master of The Quaich, the industry’s highest accolade, in October 2009. Charles began researching and writing about Scotch whisky in 1981, and has published thirteen books on the subject, including “Malt Whisky” and “Whisky: A Liquid History” (2003) which won the top U.S prize, the James Beard Award, for “Best Drinks Book 2005”.He was founding editor of “Whisky Magazine” and host of the TV channel www.singlemalt.tv dedicated to the world of whisky. He stars in Ken Loach’s entertaining film “The Angel’s Share”. Charles is the Patron of the Monte Carlo Whisky Society.
Global Brand Ambassador
His link to Scotch Whisky spans 6 previous generations (that he admits to). In his export-orientated career he has travelled most of the world, specialising in the late ‘90s in the Latin American continent with Berry Bros. & Rudd Ltd, the 300 year old wine and spirit merchant based in St.James’s Street, London and now the owners of The Glenrothes Single Malt Whisky. In 2003 he became Director of The Glenrothes, since when he has been Global Ambassador of this classic Single Malt as well as the other top-end spirits products in the Berry Bros. & Rudd Spirits range. He is a Master of the Quaich and a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Distillers and was voted the Ambassador of the Year for Scotland 2008 and then World Whisky Ambassador of 2008.
The Glenmorangie Group As Head of Distilling & Whisky Creation of the Glenmorangie Group, Dr Lumsden oversees the creation of the entire Glenmorangie range. He is regarded as a pioneer in the malt whisky industry, touring the world in search of the best oak casks in which our whiskies will be given unique characteristics. He is also the only person to have been honoured three times with The Malt Advocate ‘Industry Leader of the Year’ Award.
Global Brand Ambassador
The Balvenie Sam Simmons is a globally-recognized Scotch whisky enthusiast and educator. After six years in the UK, in Edinburgh and in London, hosting tasting events and whisky tours, researching and teaching Scotch whisky history, writing the award-winning Dr. Whisky website, and sitting on the most prestigious judging panels in the industry, Sam was invited in 2008 to represent Scotland’s most handcrafted single malt whisky in the USA as the distillery’s first Ambassador in that country. After two years successful years in America, Sam moved back to the UK when he was invited to become The Balvenie Global Ambassador.
The Monte Carlo Whisky Society actively promotes social responsibility with regard to alcohol
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