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Stanislav Vadrna

Ambassador of Heartfelt Service & Headless Hospitableness

The main guest of Whisky Fest Bratislava 2018 

He started in Nove Zamky and slowly worked his way up to become one of the most respected worl bartenders. He has received several awards, founded his own industry school Analog Bartending Institute, which trains bartenders on all continents. He is the ambassador of the Japanese Nikka whiskey and the Japanese themselves consider him to be a man who connects the East with the West. His favourite Slovak drink is borovička, although his preferred drink is simply water and fresh organic fruit and vegetable juices. .

Photo by Ugo Richard

Markku Raittinen

American Whiskey Trainer

For the past 20 odd years, Markku has been working as the Master Taster for Finlandia and in the past couple years he has been focusing on American whiskies, predominantly Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey and Woodford Reserve Bourbon. He managed to visit over 100 cities in 61 countries throughout his career, and his masterclasses and trainings have been attended by over 15,000 people. During his masterclass at Whisky Fest Bratislava he will introduce us to the main Jack Daniel's range as well as special editions and the newest bits. 

The masterclass will be in English with a professional translator