Whiskey Tasting

About the Celtic Classic

Join us for interesting and informative tasting sessions featuring Irish whiskeys from:  John Powers and Jameson.  Or Single Malt Scotch from The Glenlivet, and Alberlour.

You will be educated on the history of whiskey or scotch, the distillery process and much more along with tasting some of the finest products available.
Choose your ticket by product:

  • Irish Whiskey - John Powers, Jameson, Jameson Black Barrel Select, Jameson Caskmates Stout Edition, Jameson Caskmates IPA Edition
  • Single Malt Scotch - The Glenlivet Founders Reserve, The Glenlivet French Oak Reserve 15 yr, Aberlour 12 yr, Aberlour A'Bundah (cask strength)

Purchase Tickets Here

Classes will last approximately one hour and seating is limited.  No spectators permitted, tickets guests only. The Whiskey Tent is located on the corner of Spring & Conestoga Sts at the west side of Highland Field, next to the Jameson Irish Pub tent

Must be 21 to enter tent. This event is rain or shine.

THESE TICKETS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE or EXCHANGEABLE

whiskey ambassador

Lisa McGrath

Meet Lisa McGrath, Jameson Brand Ambassador from Waterford, Ireland. Lisa first joined the Jameson Graduate Programme in 2016 after successfully graduating with an honours degree in Economics and Finance with French from her home town in Waterford City. Lisa’s background is working in events, marketing & the food and beverage industry - this is where she found a passion for whiskey and spirits. Since joining the programme, Lisa has completed training at the Irish Distillers’ Headquarters located in Dublin City and graduated from the Irish Whiskey Academy in Midleton, County Cork. She has mastered her knowledge of whiskey production and has infiltrated the hearts of many with her passionate recount of the history and heritage behind Jameson Irish Whiskey. Lisa worked alongside Jameson’s Master Cooper, Master Distiller and Master Blender and became certified as a whiskey apprentice at Jameson’s Irish Whiskey Academy in Midleton, Cork, where all of Jameson whiskey is produced from grain to glass.

Certificates & Training

  • Whiskey Apprentice – The Irish Whiskey Academy, Midleton Ireland
  • Bar Smarts
  • 3 years experience working with the #1 Irish whiskey in the United States & Europe

Gareth

Gareth Jordan

Meet Gareth Jordan, Jameson Brand Ambassador from Dublin, Ireland. Gareth’s background is working in events, marketing & the food and beverage industry - this is where he found a passion for whiskey and spirits.. Gareth completed an in depth training in the Midleton Distillery in Ireland; studying the history, heritage and production process of Jameson and whisk(e)y. Gareth wor

Certificates & Training

  • Whiskey Apprentice – The Irish Whiskey Academy, Midleton Ireland.
  • Bar Smarts Advanced.
  • 3 years experience working with the #1 Irish whiskey in the United States & Europe.

Dominic Venegas

Dominic

This NYC-based Master of Scotch working on The Glenlivet, Aberlour, Longmorn, Scapa, Ballentine's, and Chivas has worked at some of the best bars on both coasts. He opened famed San Francisco speakeasy Bourbon & Branch, and he’s tended bar at other Bay Area notable Bay Area spots like Trader Vic’s, Gitane, and Range. On the East Coast, he’s plied his craft at The Nomad Hotel (where he also was on the opening team) and The Tippler.

With his impressive resume, it’s no surprise that this BarSmarts grad has racked up a slew of press and accolades. He was named a Bar Star by the SF Chronicle, won Official cocktail at Tales of the Cocktail, was on the winning bar team for the 2014 James Beard award, and has been featured in publications ranging from the NY Times to USA Today.

Venegas’ industry expertise doesn’t stop at the cocktail shaker - having passed Level 1 for the Court of Master Sommeliers, he knows more than a thing or two about wine. His passion for the spirits world spills over into his personal time. Venegas was one of four first members of the USBG branch in San Francisco, and he’s now an active member in New York. He does find room for his other passions, namely music. He collects LPs and instruments, and soon plans to add a baby grand to his musical menagerie.
 

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