10 Spirits you should not miss at our Portfolio Tasting. Tenzing staff picks.

Our upcoming Spirits Portfolio Tasting is this Monday, September 28th at Morgan Manufacturing. We will be opening over 500 products to sample during the 4 hour walk-around tasting. How do you have time to get to every table? Impossible we understand. We decided to put together some of our Staff Picks of items that you can't afford to miss. While you should still try and make it to all of the Rye whiskies tables, stop by one of these and taste what we're excited about.



El Dorado 21 Year Old Demerara Rum – Table 24

Douglas Marello, Master Sommelier – Director of Sales

Designed for the true rum aficionado, this rum from Guyana is the result of three centuries of expertise and production. This special rum is aged for at least 21 years , from the Enmore wooden Coffey still, the Versailles single wooden still and the Albion Savalle still. Deep amber color and depth of caramelized flavors.


Journeyman Distillery Liqueur OCG Apple – Table 30

Tona Palamino – Sake Expert

“O.C.G. stands for Old Country Goodness. It’s a secret family recipe of combining Michigan organic apple juice and cider with the W.R. White whiskey. This is perfect for the fall and just at the right time to prepare your winter cocktail menu.”


Belle Meade Whiskey Bourbon 9yr Sherry Cask Finish, Tenessee – Table 22

Dejorn Huffman – Spirts Portfolio Manager

“The shocker of the San Francisco World Spirits 2015 awards. The Sherry Cask took first place and well deserved. The nine year comes from selected barrels from their reserve stock and extremely small batches.”


Mars Whisky Iwai Tradition, Japan – Table 41

Ken Fredrickson, Master Sommelier – Founder

“This is a malt spirit that truly represents the contemporary Japanese whisky. The highest distillery in Japan, situated between the north and south mountain ranges. Get some.”

Coedo Beers “Beniaka” Japan – Table 42

Eric Swanson – Sake Expert

“Take a break from high proof tasting at the Coedo beer table. Authentic Japanese beers actually brewed outside Tokyo. The Beniaka is fermented for an extended period featuring Kintoki sweet potatoes”


LHeraud Cognac Cuvee 20 – Table 1

Fernando Beteta, Master Sommelier – Education Director

“One of the best aged Cognacs I’ve ever tasted. This family-owned distillery is legendary in France, found in all 3-star Michelin restaurants. The cuvée 20 is aged for 20 years in oak and comes from Petite Champagne area.”


Diplomatico Rum Reserva Exclusiva –Table 17

Kevin Wynne, District Manager

“It’s a freaking nectar of the gods, a little funky and a little sweet. It is also a tremendous value.”


  St. George Spiced Pear Liqueur Table 20

Jeanne Stiles, Business Development Manager

“Everything these guys make is stellar, and their vast roster of hugely fun and complex spirits always pleases.   This crazy thing is the bomb, though.  Elegant, earthy, delicious, and authentic.”


Kavalan Whisky Single Malt , Taiwan– Table 14

Rob Mosher, Sales Manager

“You should definitely try the Kavalan whiskies. They won Best whisky in the world at last year’s World Whisky Awards. Just opens your mind to what is being made out there and great to have them open at this event.”


Westland Whiskey Peated Malt Table 14

Mike Conway, Sales Guide

“I really like it. It’s not over peated and just smooth style. It’s an American Single Malt that can compete with any whisky from Scotland”