Thursday 20th, Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd of November November 11, 2014 (Monte Carlo, Monaco) – In the presence of HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, this year’s Monte Carlo Whisky Conference will discuss ‘The Flavor of Whisky.’ The conference is one of the highlights of the Scottish weekend hosted by La Maison D’Ecosse, whose mission is to facilitate the exchange of culture between Scotland and Monaco through its finest ambassador, namely whisky. Under the chairmanship of Charles MacLean, who has been described by The Times as “Scotland’s leading whisky expert,” a panel of world authorities from the whisky industry will consider topics such as the contribution made by the raw materials from which whisky is made, the flavors developed during the production process and the flavors developed during maturation. Keynote speakers will furthermore discuss current market trends in the whisky industry. Charles MacLean will present five exceptional whiskies to be tasted and examined, with reference to his new ‘Flavor Wheel,’ which will be launched during the conference. Additionally, a calendar of events will be organized by The Tasting Room Monte Caro, where it will be possible to taste and buy these exceptional whiskies, including “The Monaco Blend Private Stock.” 50 golden ticket holders will have the opportunity to meet members of the Monte Carlo Whisky Society, taste the rarest of whiskies, attend private parties as well as the St. Andrews Gala Banquet, where a team of Michelin chefs will prepare a sumptuous Scottish banquet, and enjoy a stay at the luxurious 5-star Hotel Hermitage. If last year’s weekend if any guide, it will prove to be one of the highlights of the Monegasque calendar.


La Maison D’Ecosse, a Monaco-registered company, showcases the luxuries of Scotland in Monaco to a world audience, serving as an intermediary for cultural exchange between the two countries. Specialized in whisky, Scotland’s true ambassador, La Maison D’Ecosse has its own signature blend and private stock limited edition single malt whisky selected by Charles MacLean that is bottled in Scotland. Every November, La Maison D’Ecosse hosts the Monte Carlo Whisky Conference and presents whisky master classes with a team of world experts.

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Press contact: Anita Di Sotto Secretary General The Monte Carlo Whisky Society +33 (6) 439 12 700