2016 Los Angeles Master Classes

6:45pm The Glenlivet Room A

What’s in an age? Exploring the rise of NAS whiskies

Hosted by: Rick Edwards

Master of Scotch

Are you ageist? Join Master of Scotch Rick Edwards for an analysis of Non-Age Statement (NAS) Whisky where you’ll reassess the sometimes-deceptive reputation of age through a close look at the entire maturation process, including the inuence of a cask’s wood type and its preparation. This is a prime opportunity to reconsider how you measure a single malt, regardless of region.
Let your palate alone be the judge of these NAS Scotch whiskies:

  • The Glenlivet The Founder’s Reserve
  • The Glenlivet Nàdurra Peated Cask Finish
  • The Glenlivet Nàdurra Oloroso
  • Aberlour A’bunadh

7:15pm Teeling Whiskey Room B

Teeling Whiskey: Wild about Wood

Hosted by: Aidan McNally

Brand Ambassador – Southern California

This class will showcase the Teeling Whiskey Company’s unique cask maturation techniques and taste 5 delicious whiskies, 2 of which are not yet available in the United States. Participants will also be brought through the history of Irish whiskey and given an overview of the current boom in the category both in the US and around the world. Hosted by Aidan McNally, Teeling Whisky Brand Ambassador, Southern California.

  • Teeling Small Batch
  • Teeling Single Grain
  • Teeling Single Malt
  • Teeling 24 Year Old Single Malt
  • Teeling Distillery Single Cask

Aidan McNally


Aidan McNally – Brand Ambassador – Southern California
Teeling Whiskey

Aidan McNally is the Teeling Whiskey Company’s Brand Ambassador from right here in Southern California. He is a passionate and knowledgeable individual who has worked in all aspects of the Irish whiskey industry educating customers on the long history of the spirit, its current booming popularity and its exciting future.

He has done this from behind the bar in several locations throughout Ireland and through his time at the Irish Whiskey Museum & in his role in Irish Whiskey Tours, where he brought people through Dublin city’s rich whiskey history.

In addition to the trinity of Teeling whiskey’s available throughout the US, Aidan also brings with him a bottle of the Teeling 24 year old, the oldest Irish single malt to ever be commercially available in the United States and a distillery exclusive single cask bottling, only available from the visitor center in the new Teeling Distillery in Dublin. Exciting stuff indeed!

Rick Edwards


Rick Edwards – Master of Scotch
The Glenlivet

An Iowa native, Rick Edwards spent six years in the U.S. Army before moving into the spirits world, where he recently was named the 2015 Icons of Whisky Ambassador of the Year.

The Master of Scotch for Los Angeles, Colorado and Arizona is traces his roots back to the country that produces his spirit, and he’s a member of the Scottish American Whisky Society and the Scotch Malt Whisky Society.

Edwards isn’t just a bartender, he’s played one on TV. He’s had recurring roles behind the bar on shows like The Young and the Restless and Melrose Place. When he’s not representing the world’s number one single malt, you can find him in the park with his three dogs, Farrah, Gibson and Milo.