Special Guest: Ms. Julie Reiner
The Top 10 Trends in American Bars Today
What's hot right now on the American cocktail scene? American cocktails are sensitive to change from one day to the next. Listen in as the very charismatic lady bartender Julie Reiner, a leader and powerful influencer of the American bar industry, unravels those trends for you at the BarShow.
Special Guest: Mr. Dave Broom
presented by Ambassador of ISLAY
New Developments in Japanese Whisky -
How Innovation is Alive and Well
The popularity of Japanese whisky is no doubt a result of the current world whisky boom. One of the driving forces behind this is Dave Broom who has spent many years seeking out the whiskies of the world and will release a book on Japanese whisky this fall. He will make a passionate presentation on how Japan's whisky scene embraced this new generation.
Japan Gin Association
Introspect from "Japanese Gin" Producers
Basking in the light of the unprecedented gin boom, domestic gins are being released one right after another.
Moderator: Hisashi Kishi, Trustee, Japan Gin Association and Gin Guild Rectifier.
Cocktail Culture Foundation
1st La Gitana Cocktail Competition
A cocktail competition utilizing La Gitana sherry. Five competitors passing the written portion will compete for the chance to win a study tour to "La Gitana Manzanilla (Spain)".
Annual Bottle Talk with Dave Broom
Japanese whisky enjoys great popularity around the world. As always, we are once again pleased to release some wonderful Annual Bottles at this year's event. The producers of Chichibu, Komagatake and Akashi will gather to join whisky authority Dave Broom as he shares a candid exploration the wonders of Japanese whisky.
Speakers: Yumi Yoshikawa, Brand Ambassador, Venture Whisky Ltd. / Koki Takehira, Head Distiller, Shinshu Distillery, Hombo Shuzo Co., Ltd. / Mikio Hiraishi, President & CEO, Eigashima Shuzo Co., Ltd.
Calling All Bartenders Wanting to Compete on the World Stage – Global Judge Symposium
Diageo World Class, Bols Around the World, Havana Club International Cocktail Grand Prix, Bacardi Legacy… the list of international bartending competitions is long and continues to grow with more Japanese bartenders taking part. A panel of seasoned global judges featuring Julie Reiner, Dave Broom and Hidetsugu Ueno will discuss international competitions from their perspectives.
Suntory Spirits Limited
New Suntory Products
Japanese Craft Gin ROKU will go on sale July 4, 2017 simultaneously in Japan and abroad. Toshiharu Nakajima, Head of Product Research and Development at Suntory, talks about all that is behind this new product release.
A Journey into Camus Single Crus Cognac
By Frederic Dezauzier
In 1863, Camus was founded from grape growers in the cognac mecca of Borderies, the rarest cru known for its floral characteur. Camus' passion is beautifully shown in its family signature "Borderies Single Cru" and unique and original island cognac "Ils de Re". Camus global brand ambassador Frederic will talk about Camus' craftmanship.
2016/2017 Bols Around the World Finalist Masaki Ishimura Speaks on the Appeal of Bols
One of over 1,000 competitors from 75 countries, Masaki Ishimura, just back from representing Asia at Lucas Bols B.V.-sponsored Bols Around the World 2016/2017 Grand Final held May 8 – 10, 2017 in Amsterdam, will speak on the appeal of the Bols brand.
PHILIP MORRIS JAPAN LTD.
Social Innovation Brought by iQOS
Opportunity to share ideas for a proactive approach to the issues surrounding smoking, including the corporate wherewithal to move toward a "Smoke-free Japan" by offering a heat-not-burn cigarette technology, and the conundrum faced by the Japanese bar and restaurant industry. Speaker: Satoshi Inoue, Executive Vice President and Director of Corporate Affairs, Philip Morris Japan LTD.
Ms. Shoko Tomita
Flair Bartending Performance
A staple attraction since performing at the first Tokyo International BarShow, the too beautiful to flair Ms. Shoko Tomita will once again take the stage. She has prepared a story book interpretation for a feminine touch. Be sure to catch her once again this year!
Chuoreitou Industries Co.,Ltd
Art in ice – "ice sculpture". A magnificent ice carving performance will serve as the perfect symbol of our BarShow finale to close 2017 in style.