If you’re a fan of fine spirits, start looking for flight deals and discounted flights to Moscow for 2011’s Whisky Live exhibition in Russia’s capital.
Whisky Live was hosted by Russia in 2010 and first occurred in Tokyo in 2000. Though still new, it is already becoming the premier whisky tasting event in the world. The upcoming Whisky Live exhibition will be in Moscow on November 25th and 26th. Though the shows celebrate whisky from all over the world, there will, of course, be special Russian whiskies on display and studied in master classes. The whisky master classes should be both entertaining and fun and are held in classroom-style settings with up to 75 people per class. After your cheap flights to Moscow, learn about comparing whiskies from around the world, pairing whiskies with food, or how to identify and taste particular brands. The classes are held by whisky writers, famous distillers, and other experts in the field. Besides all the tastings and informative classes, the Whisky Live event is full of live entertainment. There are musical and performance acts booked all day for the Whisky Live Stage, so your cheap tickets to Moscow will get you some Russian-inspired entertainment as well.
As tourists who have already traveled to Russia with airline discount prices will know, the country is known for its vodkas, but many Russians have taken to whiskies from around the world. There is a particular appreciation for Scotch techniques and companies. Most whiskies sold in the country are blended whiskies (mixes of grain whisky and malt whisky). Russia even has its own whisky magazine for enthusiasts to check out new trends and tasting notes. Despite the prevalence for vodka production in Russia, there is a burgeoning whisky production scene that is starting to make headlines. Two centers for Russian whisky production are Stavropol, where Irish distilling technologies have been borrowed by the Praskoveysky distillery, and Kizlyar, where there are several varieties of a Scotch-inspired whisky, including single malt and wheat. Other companies are looking to form partnerships with Scottish distilleries and move the bottling part of the whisky process to several Russian plants.
If you start your search now, you will find some competitive airline prices for a trip to Moscow for this fall’s Whisky Live event. Taste a diverse range of whiskies; meet and connect with all kinds of whisky professionals. Start checking out last minute flights and cheap tickets to Moscow today.