Rhum Gallery

For its 15th edition, Whisky Live Paris will reveal this year, a brand-new tasting hall (more than 1000m²) entirely dedicated to rhum. Reachable with a Whisky Live Paris’s Pass or a dedicated Pass, this new tasting area will bring together more than 30 brands for an epic rhum road. The most aficionados will go into their knowledge in depth through 15 specifics masterclasses about rhum, free of charge and organized during the whole show.

They were present in 2018

FORUM MASTERCLASSES DE LA RHUM GALLERY

Saturday 22nd septembre

 

Par :  Marc Sassier & Stephen Martin – Saint James

Maître des chais & Ambassadeur de marque – Saint James

2:40pm to 3:10pm

Thème : Saint James’ assortment

Rhums Saint James, 250 years of passion, tradition, craftmanship and expertise. The world’s no. 1 producer of Caribbean Rhum Agricole. A huge range for every occasion, from cocktails to special tastings.

 

About Marc Sassier & Stephen Martin :

A trained oenologist and agronomist, Marc Sassier has, for more than 15 years, been the Cellar Master and Production Manager for Rhums Martiniquais SAINT JAMES. An active player in the Martinique Rhum Agricole sector, he was the primary author of the Rum PDO and PDG specifications. He was named Best Master Rum Maker 2016 at the International Rum Conference of Madrid.
Named Best Mixologist in France in 2009, Stephen Martin is a household name in the French bar and cocktail world. An ambassador of the Saint James brand, he travels France meeting young generations of bartenders, sharing with them his knowledge and love of French spirits.

Thème : New Oak aging

Through a guided tasting, we will explore Longueteau’s latest productions, all aged entirely in new oak casks. We will learn about the painstaking work of the malt master to design an iconic and authentic product. .

 

About François Longueteau:

 The eldest son of Francois Longueteau, and fourth generation distillery director. After studying sales and marketing, he first cut his teeth at IMPEC Guadeloupe, which represents LVMH’s wine and spirits brands in Guadeloupe, before joining the Mars group in Orléans, and finally joining the distillery’s sales and marketing team in 2011. Alongside his father and brother (Nicolas), Francois has
gradually taken charge of the warehouse and the distillery’s entire finishing process.

Par :  François Longueteau

Longueteau

3:30pm to 4:00pm

Par :  Angelo Canessa

Mixology Manager – Velier

4:20pm to 4:50pm

Thème : New Oak aging

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About Angelo Canessa:

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Thème : The end of colonial era

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About Luca Gargano :

Luca Gargano, an intrepid explorer of spirits and a true lover of life is a rare character indeed. With a true passion for high-quality products, he is best known for his knowledge and expertise in rum: he works tirelessly to discover new styles of rum, such as traditional Clairin in Haiti, to continually bring rum enthusiasts new and updated experiences.

Par : Luca Gargano

Maison Velier

5:10pm to 5:55pm

Sunday 23rd septembre

Par :Gregory Vernant

Thème : The elements’s control: from th heating profile to the organic conversion

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Par : Romain Llobet

Brand Ambassador – Del Maguey

1:50pm to 2:20pm

Thème : Ces 7 choses qui font les arômes du mezcal

Brand Ambassadeur Europe Del Maguey Single Village Mezcal.

About Romain Llobet :

From plants to final product, come discover what is making the aromatic diversity of mezcal.

Thème : Mastering the elements: from heating profiles to going organic

The area Neisson dedicates to organic farming has grown year on year. It now represents 15% of the land and has led to the creation of various products, including L’Esprit Bio 66% in 2016, and Le Bio par Neisson 52.5% in late 2017, released to mark the distillery’s 85th anniversary. To celebrate the event, artist Philippe Beaudelocque created special packaging. The first organic rums to be aged led to the creation of the organic Profile 105, testament to the distillery’s complete mastery of the elements, from growing to maturation. For the “Profil” expressions, Neisson called on World Cooperage to buy its new casks. Numerous tests were carried out with different types of oak from different origins and a variety of heating profiles. In the end, heating profiles 105 and 107 were chosen, with their characteristics remaining exclusive to Neisson.

About Alex Bobi:

The Neisson distillery’s Director of Production and Cellar Master for 17 years.

 

About Julie Mocquot:

An agricultural engineer specializing in the environment. Head of agriculture at Neisson, responsible for the “Organic Agriculture” project.

Par : Alex Bobbi & Julie Mocquot

Agricultural engineer & distillery’s Director of Production and Cellar Master – Neisson

 14h40 à 15h10

Thème : A journey through The 5 Pillars of the Flor de Caña

This presentation includes a journey through The 5 Pillars of the Flor de Caña Story and ends with the brand’s signature 5 Senses Tasting Protocol.

About Mauricio Solorzano :

Mr. Mauricio Solórzano has worked for Flor de Caña for more than 20 years and is currently the Global Brand Ambassador. This position has allowed him to represent the brand in more than 27 countries, spreading the passion and extensive knowledge through the 5 senses tasting protocol of Flor de Caña, the pride of Nicaragua around the world.

Par :Mauricio Solorzano

Global Brand Ambassador – Flor de Caña

3:30pm to 4:00pm

Par : Alexandre Koiransky

Owner – Fair

4:20pm to 4:50pm

Thème : Fair Trade in the world of spirits

 

About Alexandre Koiransky :

After roaming Chicago’s ghettos for a small Cognac producer, Alexandre decided he wanted to bring meaning to his work, to stand out from the crowd by developing a truly engaged category of spirits. At just 30 years old, he created the first fair trade vodka. Eight years later, Fair is the number one producer in the world of ethical and responsible spirits, which adhere to very high quality standards and above all are designed to ensure everyone in the production chain benefits, respecting the rights of producers throughout the world.

Thème : Rhum Guadeloupe PGI

Understanding the diverse range of production methods used through the choices made at each stage of production. The technological innovations of the 19th century behind the rum found in Guadeloupe today, possible new procedures.

About Grégoire Hayot :

In 2006, he emphasized the importance of developing Guadeloupe’s old rhums agricoles, created the company Marquisat de Sainte-Marie and revived the iconic 1970s brand Karukera.

Par : Grégoire Hayot

General Director – Karukera

5:10pm to 5:40pm

Par : Luca Gargano

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About Luca Gargano :

Luca Gargano, an intrepid explorer of spirits and a true lover of life is a rare character indeed. With a true passion for high-quality products, he is best known for his knowledge and expertise in rum: he works tirelessly to discover new styles of rum, such as traditional Clairin in Haiti, to continually bring rum enthusiasts new and updated experiences.

RÉSERVEZ DÈS MAINTENANT

PASS RHUM GALLERY – 35€

 

(Final price : 45€)

 

Il comprend :

  • Acces to the Rhum Gallery stands
  • Unlimited access to the Masterclasses
  • 1 free cocktail at Cocktail Street
  • 10% discount at the Whisky Live Paris pop-up store
  • 1 logoted tasting glass
  • A 2018 Whisky Live Paris tote bag and goodies


The pass rhum Gallery doesn’t give access to the Whisky Live Tasting Hall

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