WB Live with Alan Winchester

by WhiskyBrother Marc

Alan Winchester Master Distiller Glenlivet and Chivas Brothers

During the initial South African COVID-19 lockdown earlier this year, we brought you the Whisky Makes Me Happy Hour, which aimed to continue sharing the whisky love even though we were all confined to our homes. After 10 episodes in 10 weeks, that seemed to be very well-received, and with lockdown easing and our store reopening, we took a break but promised to be back...

Well, after a longer period than planned (apologies), we are excited to bring you the next iteration of our online events/tastings, which we are simply dubbing WB Live!

WB Live will follow a similar, but more focused format, with each episode focusing on either a guest or a specific whisky topic. Occasionally we may have a general show so we can say hi, share WB news and do Q&As. We will aim to keep the shows to an hour - but we make no promises based on our inability to do that the first time around; once we get started talking about whisky it's hard to stop us.

Join us next week Thursday for our inaugural show, featuring a very special and esteemed whisky icon, Alan Winchester. Alan's whisky resume spans 45 years in the industry. Most recently he has been the master distiller for the last 10 years at, not only The Glenlivet, but all 13 of the Chivas Brothers distilleries in Scotland (think Aberlour, Strathisla, Longmorn, Scapa, etc.). Master of the Quaich, lifetime achievement awards, you name it, Alan is a recipient and rightfully so.

GUEST Alan Winchester 
DATE Thursday, 12 November
TIME 6pm SAST / 8pm GMT
WHISKIES Glenlivet Spectra
LINKS YouTube and Facebook

We plan to spend half the time chatting to Alan about his career, the state of the numerous distilleries he oversees and some production questions; and the following half talking and tasting Spectra, the latest limited release from Glenlivet.

The show will be livestreamed on YouTube and Facebook, which will allow the audience to chat and ask questions.

So please join us, dram(s) in hand, while we chat whisky with one of the best in the industry - before the rumours of a retirement are true, and he can only be found in the hills of Speyside in search of illicit stills, as he is known to do.

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