Athens Rum & Whisky Festival 2017 ARWF 2017
Masterclasses & Tastings


September 30 Saturday

13:00   Jimmy Bertazzoli,Artisanal Cachacas, authentic sugarcane expression.

Native sugarcanes, wild and native yeast in fermentation, old pot stills and native Brazilian woods.

Jimmy is a sugarcane lover, bartender, owner of AGUARDIENTE, Cocktails and Punches and founder of MI CASA ES TU CASA the Summer Italian Barshow.

14:00   Hugh Mac Gabhann, Teeling Irish Whisky

Learn the secrets of the Irish culture called “make whisky”

15.30: Dictator Colombian rum & the excellent bitter truth for better drinks! ΒittMixologist S. Gaitanaros.

16:30:  Matthieu Gouze, Plantation Rums. Understanding the aromatic elements of rum and its terroir.

Matthieu Gouzie is the export manager of the infamous Ferrand House, known for their cognacs and Plantation rums.

17:30   Trailer Happiness bar, London, Tiki Business

The rum bar who started the neo-tiki culture in London! A true legend. Best International High Volume Cocktail bar at Tales of the Cocktail, 2017!

Sly Agustin owner of the bar talks about their work and how-to-do-it one day before their guest pop up at Baba Au Rum. Listen to them and taste their exotic rum cocktails


October 1 Sunday

14:00:  Meet the Malt Douglas Laing from Scotland and Uisge waters for the sources of highlands, speyside & island. The drop that makes the difference in yr Μalts

15:00:   Joanne Brown. Bruichladdich Scotch Whisky. Tradition & methods

Joanne Brown is Ιnternational House of Bruichladdich brand ambassador. Born and raise in Scotland and especially at the malt islands before moved to Glasgow. You are gonna love Joanne.

16:00:   Allen Smith – Mount Gay Rums from Barbados. The first ever branded rum. Meet the people behind them

Allen Smith, Mount Gay Rum master blender, has been overseeing the brand’s blending and maturation facilities for more than twenty years! A fine change to learn the secrets of Bajan Rum from the Man himself!

17:30:   The Holy Grail Of Martinique

Saint James Rhum. What is Agricole rhum? Konstantinos Vasilakopoulos

Konstantinos loves to travel around the world for his favourite spirit called rum or rhum. He is the winner of the Greek Angostura Rum Global Cocktail Challenge and head bartender at 9Bήτα Ηοme Bar in Athens.

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