Blair Bowman has been involved in the whisky industry for nearly ten years, firstly as co-founder of a whisky society and latterly as the founder of World Whisky Day. He is the author of the best-selling Pocket Guide to Whisky: featuring the WhiskyTubeMap, and regularly hosts whisky training sessions around the world. The book is a fun and informative guide for anyone who loves whisky and/or wants to know more about it. The WhiskyTubeMap is designed to illustrate how whiskies relate to each other in terms of flavour, rather than geographic region, and covers the most popular distilleries, styles and types of whisky. It's the perfect companion for complete novices to seasoned aficionados. Blair will discuss his book and how he developed his knowledge; and if you're thinking, "that's an easy life", ask how he set a world record of visiting 60 distilleries in 17 hours! Knowledge of whisky is best gained hands-on, and thus you may be offered a wee dram or two. Further, the flavours of good whisky and fine chocolate enhance each other, and this will be illustrated with tutored samples of multi-award-winning Pacari Chocolate. Altogether a fine evening of the cerebral, potable and palatable.