Wednesday 15th March: 09.00 - 18.30

Thursday 16th March: 09.30 - 16.30


Liquid Academy Live

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The Liquid Academy Live Theatre will be curated and hosted by the Liquid Academy again this year. It will feature a number of incredible speakers and drinks related sessions, all designed to inspire the audience to embrace the latest in global drinks innovations. All attendees at the show will be given an opportunity to experience drink tastings and come away with some tips, tricks and knowledge that they can take back to their bars, restaurants and hotels.

Wednesday 15th March

11.45 - Cannie Scots in Ceylon - Tasting the difference with single estate producers PMD Tea from Malaysia.  Presented by Dananjaya Silva of PMD Tea

13.00  - Gin Aromatics: Learn about new and old world gin botanicals through the art of smelling with master perfumer Kim Lahiri of Olfactico Rock Rose - Makar Gin - Blackwoods Gin - Gin Mare - Edinburgh Gin

14.30 - You Heard it through the Grape Vine: Organic & Biodynamic wine tasting with Graham Sutherland of Enotria and Good Brother Wine Bar Enotria Wine / Good Brother Wine Bar

15.45 - Simple Serve Sophistication. Soft drinks evolutions. Refreshing alternatives to main-stream mixers Bon Accord - Franklyn & Sons - Clayton's Kola Tonic - Fever Free

Thursday 16th March

11.00 - The Law of Thermal Dynamics. Ice cold presentation on the importance of ice quality and styles with scientific and historical insights that are relevant to the drinks industry.

12.00 - From Grain to Cask. A Hugely unique Cask finish whisky tasting incorporating 6 different cask finish expressions from leading whisky distiller in Scotland. presented by Barry Chalmers from Grain2Cask  

13.15 - Spectrum of Modern Mixology curated by Liquid Academy with special guest bartenders from leading bar operators from across Scotland Patron Tequila - Sailor Jerry - Techienne - Porters Gin - Buffalo Trace - Clayton's Kola Tonic

15.00 - Drinks Industry Question Time - A two panel discussion tackling and debating some of the hottest topics hospitality and tourism is facing today. Chaired by SLTA Chairman Paul Waterson & Martin Duffy Chairman of Scottish Bartenders Network in collaboration with SLTN. (Special Guests to the Panel will be announced on the 1st of March) Scottish Licensed Trade Association - Scottish Bartenders Network - Scottish Licensed Trade News 

You heard it through the Grape Wine Enter the world of natural, organic and biodynamic wine with Graeme Sutherland, Area Manager (Scotland & North East England) of Enotria & Coe and Co-Director of Good Brothers Wine Bar. 

Gin Aromatics, Kim Lahiri of Olfactico    

Discover the diverse word of aromas through nosing gin botanicals; create synergies of perfection that taste delightful. Recognise those elusive nuances, transform your aroma vocabulary by naming those notes. Look into the formulations of “symphonies” in the world of gins by exploring how important the aroma profile of a gin is to the palette.

We will be nosing and tasting 3 gins specifically selected for their botanicals.

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Spectrum of Modern Mixology, Liquid Academy

Working in harmony with 6 unique mixers - this session is designed to highlight some of the unusual ingredients that are entering the soft drinks market.

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From Grain to Cask, Barry Chalmers

This session will focus on a comparative style tasting of 4 different styles of Casked Whisky.

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Liquid Academy, The Spectrum of Modern Mixology 

Covering a myriad of modern drinks innovations – this presentation will showcase leading trends in the evolving world of Mixology showcasing the latest technique and innovations bring adopted around the world.

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"Cannie Scot’s in the Ceylon", Single Estate Tea, Dananjaya Silva From PMD Tea        

In this session you will learn about the process from plantation, to people who enjoy drinking tea everyday and the incredible difference and diversity of flavour available to the consumer and trade.

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