panel discussion

Enhancing Your Tasting Skills

Drinking whiskey and other spirits is fun and easy but truly tasting whiskey critically is a skill that comes with practice. Join Virginia Miller, founder of The Perfect Spot, and H. Ehrmann, creator of Fresh Victor and owner of Elixir, and learn how they developed their palates and analyze spirits so that you can enhance your own tasting skills. 

In this panel Nate, Virginia, and H will discuss:  

  • How to develop your palate  
  • How to taste spirit & make tasting notes 
  • How professional tasting competitions are conducted 
  • Learn how to enhance your tasting skills

We’ll also have a live Q&A so you can engage directly with our expert panel during the event.

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Nate Gana, @singlemaltdaily & Co-Founder of Bevridge
Following his passion for luxury whisky, Nate founded @SingleMaltDaily in 2015. Quickly garnering respect and influence within the luxury whisky market, Nate has evolved his social influence & whisky knowledge to become a featured contributor in publications including Food & Wine, Forbes, Men's Journal, and UPROXX. He has also been selected as a two-time judge at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Nate has been invited to host whisky education events for companies all over the world including Google, Nike, Facebook, lnstagram, Netflix, VICE, among others. Nate also co-founded Bevridge in March 2021.
Special Guests:
H. Joseph Ehrmann, Elixir & Fresh Victor
As the 12th Proprietor of San Francisco’s second oldest saloon, ELIXIR, H. is recognized as a pioneer in the revitalization of cocktail culture today. He is also an internationally renowned spirits expert, judge, and educator. Besides his saloon, he has a cocktail event production company (ELIXIR To Go), a beverage industry consultancy (Cocktail Ambassadors), a fresh cocktail mixer company (Fresh Victor), and an independent bottler of unique spirits (Kokoro Spirits.)
Virginia Miller, The Perfect Spot
Founding The Perfect Spot in 2007, Virginia Miller is the West North America Chair for The World's 50 Best, has been Zagat SF editor, SF Guardian restaurant critic and Table8 National Editor/VP of Content. Published in over 60 international publications, she regularly covers dining, restaurants, travel, spirits, cocktails and bars globally at Distiller Magazine,, American Whiskey Magazine, The Bold Italic/Medium, Time Out, Gin Magazine, Cocktail Lovers, Where Traveler, Google’s Touringbird, Food Republic, Whisky Magazine, Thrillist, Alaska Airlines, to name a few. She’s visited over 11,000 restaurants and 20,000 bars around the world.