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World Whisky Forum Arrives In Seattle In February


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After the first two editions were European-based, the third edition of the World Whisky Forum will arriving on the shores of North America on February 18-20, 2020 at Seattle’s Westland Distillery.

With a theme of “Growing Flavor”, the World Whisky Forum will feature four panels discussing whisky’s role in agriculture, the role of innovation and “potential pathways ahead” for North American distillers.

This year’s speakers will include Cory Mason, master distiller at UK-based Oxford Artisan Distillery; Shinji Fukuyo from Suntory; Nicole Austin, Cascade Hollow Distilling Co; Ann Marshall from High Wire Distilling; and Steven Kersley of BrewDog Distilling in Scotland.

Seminars will include “How to Move Tradition,” with Ireland’s Chapel Gate Whiskey founder Louise McGuane and UK-based Lakes Distillery chief whisky maker Dhavall Gandhi, and “Raw Materials Matter” with Matt Hofmann of Westland Distillery and Douglas Tayler from Islay-based Bruichladdich.

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