Whisky Live Beirut 2018

Whisky Live Beirut 2018


October 18-20, 2018
Seaside Pavilion, Beirut

The world-renowned event for whisky enthusiasts will bring more than 50 specialist producers, distributors and suppliers to the capital, offering visitors a rare opportunity to sample some of the finest whiskies.

Over 3,000 visitors are expected to attend the third edition, which will host a record number of masterclasses. Indeed, there will be more than 30 sessions during the show for enthusiasts to learn more about and taste rare and limited edition bottles with local and international brand ambassadors and whisky experts. This year’s special guests include Rob Allanson from the UK and Jean-Marc Bellier from Maison du Whisky, Paris. A huge variety of single malts, bourbons, Scotch and Irish whiskies, as well as brown spirits, such as rums and Cognac, will be available for visitors to taste.


Rob Allanson
Editor, Whisky Magazine

Rob, a trained journalist, motorcyclist, bass player and bookworm, has been commentating on the whisky industry for more than ten years. He is the chairman of the World Whiskies Awards, Icons of Whisky and a regular taster for Whisky Magazine.

Rob took a change in direction for three years and worked as a global ambassador for Grant’s blended Scotch whisky, a role that took him around the world. Now back at the magazine, he brings a great wealth of knowledge and expertise to the publication and as a global ambassador for Whisky Live.

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Jean – Marc Bellier

Jean-Marc Bellier, a whisky specialist and director of La Maison Du Whisky, is known for his “lyrical” whisky tasting and passion for single malt. He has been part of several whisky exhibitions in Paris since 2003.

Jean-Marc Bellier made his debut in wine: after a cellar master’s training in the Nîmes region, he directed from 1984 to 1995 different Parisian wine cellars. It was during these experiences that he discovered with fascination the world of whisky. As an autodidact, he plunges body and soul into readings and tastings, which will soon make him a true expert on the subject. Called in 1995 by La Maison du Whiskey to run the historic store at 20 rue d’Anjou in Paris, he still holds this position today.

In addition “lyrical” tasting in La Maison du Whiskey’s annual catalogs, he is the author of many reference books. He is credited with the ABCdaire du Whiskey, Le Whiskey and, in the end, a cellar book called Whiskey Cellar Book.

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