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Universal Whisky Experience Las VegasThe Universal Whisky Experience, a weekend long whisky tasting experience for those with a palate for fine whisky will debut at the Encore at Wynn Las Vegas next month on March 18th and 19th, 2011. The two day show will bring together the best whisky master blenders and distillers along with the rarest of expressions for an intimate weekend focusing on tasting, pairing, cocktails and meeting today’s whisky legends.

The show conceived by Atlanta entrepreneur and whisky collector Mahesh Patel was born out of the need to a more intimate setting for those with a passion for fine whisky to indulge. “The purpose of this weekend is to gather the country’s most passionate whisky lovers for tasting experiences they would not normally have access to,” Patel tells “Our guests will be wowed by the Nth show from the minute they check into their suites at Encore at Wynn Las Vegas, the newest all luxury suite property by Wynn. From VIP receptions to meeting with Master Mixologist Patricia Richards to taste a new twist on whisky cocktails, to indulging in chocolates made to pair with whiskies, the experience will be unparallel,” he continued.

Mahesh Patel
Mahesh Patel

The one of a kind luxury show will also showcase the best in class guests and a unique feature of the show is the opportunity to taste Patel’s curated list of SuperPours, including The Dalmore Astrum, Highland Park and Glenfarclas 1966.

Patel has also gone out of his way to insure that each guests’ palate is inspired by the best in class chefs from Encore at Wynn Las Vegas including Alex Stratta and Paul Bartolotta among others. “This is an all star line up – from what guests will experience on the plate as well as on the palate, says Patel. “Our Distillery Partners are excited about reaching this best of the best connoisseur and the opportunity to speak with them about their whisky’s thoughtfully and in a one on one atmosphere,” Patel tells us.

Recognizing that Aficionados might want to create a luxury weekend experience around the event but not all couples enjoy whisky equally Patel has created a special companion ticket whereby a couple share the weekend and the person who is not as interested in the tasting can still enjoy much of what the weekend offers.
Universal Whisky Experience at the Encore at Wynn Las Vegas

WHAT: Universal Whisky Experience, showcasing super-premium whiskies. 400 connoisseurs and enthusiasts will savor whisky from more than 25 distilleries, and mingle with whisky aficionados, high-end connoisseurs, collectors, engage in Master Classes led by brand leaders, and sample the rarest, finest premium whiskies from top-tier brands.

Exhibitors to Date:

Ancnoc Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Ardbeg Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Balblair Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Benromach Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Bowmore Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Bunnahabhain Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Deanston Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Duncan Taylor
Four Roses Bourbon
Glenfiddich Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Glenmorangie Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Gordon & Macphail
Highland Park Single Malt Scotch Whisky
High West Distillery
Jura Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Old Pulteney single Malt Scotch Whisky
Preiss Imports
Royal Salute
Scotch Malt Whisky Society
Springbank Single Malt
The Balvenie Single Malt Scotch Whisky
The Benriach Distillery Company LTD
The Dalmore Single Highland Malt Scotch Whisky
The Glendronach Distillery Limited
The Glenlivet
The Glenrothes Single Speyside Malt Scotch Whisky
The Macallan Single Malt Whisky
The Triple Distilled Auchentoshan Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Tobermory Single Malt Scotch Whisky

WHEN: Friday, March 18, 2011: Registration 3:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Friday, March 18, 2011: Special event 5:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

Saturday, March 19, 2011: Master Classes, selection of Master Classes conducted by world-renowned whisky connoisseurs, and brand leaders. 11:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

WHERE: Encore at Wynn Las Vegas

TICKET INFO: Universal Whisky Experience official website:
‘Nth 2011 Show’ Show ticket price: $525.00, Companion Tickets: $215.00


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