Sebastien Gavillet

Wine & Whisky Expert, Winemaker and Author

Sebastien Gavillet - Wine & Whisky Expert, Winemaker, Author and Speaker.
Sebastien Gavillet is author of Discovering & Mastering Single Malt Scotch Whisky and the 2016 & 2017 International Whisky Guide.

Sebastien Gavillet is Chief Whisky & Wine Officer for Wine Aromas - Le Nez du Vin.

Sebastien Gavillet is also the Head of Winemaking and Spirits creation for Master Barrel.

Sebastien Gavillet is also the Head of Tasting Panel for the International Whisky Competition.

Sébastien Gavillet

  • - Wine Aromas - Le Nez du Vin, COO
    - Discovering & Mastering Single Malt Scotch Whisky Author
    - International Whisky Guide 2016 Co-Author
    - International Whisky Guide 2017 Co-Author
    - International Whisky Guide 2018 Co-Author
    - WineVibe.com (Blog) Author
    - International Whisky Competition - Head of Tasting Panel (since 2015)

- Master Barrel - Head of Winemaking & Spirit Creation

Sébastien Gavillet is a wine and whisk(e)y consultant and a winemaker with 20+ years' experience in the industry. Sébastien is COO of Wine Aromas-Le Nez du Vin, a world leader in coffee, wine and whisk(e)y sensory education. He is also the Head of the International Whisky Competition tasting panel, a book author, and an entrepreneur.

As a wine and whisk(e)y consultant, Sébastien provides wine/whisk(e)y tasting, blending, and production evaluation services as well as marketing and branding guidance to wineries and distilleries. He educates professionals and corporate clients through seminars and workshops. He advises collectors on acquiring and maintaining their wines and spirits collections. He is also a recurring judge at international wine competitions.

Sébastien developed the new IWC (International Whisky Competition) Medallion rating system and blind tasting procedure, and he designed the WhiskyVibe Tasting App for single malt Scotch whisky enthusiasts. Sébastien also co-founded both SLK Production and Master Barrel; the former produced affordable wines, while the latter is focused on selecting and producing world-class wines and spirits.

Sébastien's published works include Discovering & Mastering Single Malt Scotch Whisky, The International Whisky Guide 2016, The International Whisky Guide 2017, Discovering & Mastering Single Malt Scotch Whisky, The International Whisky Guide 2016, The International Whisky Guide 2018 and the upcoming "Petit" Arvine, mon amour. He is also read in more than 180 countries through his blog, www.WineVibe.com.

For more info please visit him on LinkedIn.


Bibliography

Discovering & Mastering Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Discovering & Mastering Single Malt Scotch Whisky is a book that takes you on an in-depth educational journey into the world of "Single Malt Scotch Whisky." Both novices and experts alike agree that the format of this book and the wealth of knowledge it provides make it one of "the books" every Whisky lover should own. Its simplistic approach makes it easy to immerse oneself in its well-researched facts regardless of your level of expertise. At every step, you will find helpful tips and references as well as a complete glossary located at the end of the book. In writing Discovering & Mastering Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Sebastien Gavillet excelled in grouping hundreds of invaluable references and arranging them all into one book. So fellow Scotch lovers, mastering the "World of Single Malt Scotch Whisky" is just a book away!

Released February 2014 available through Amazon.
In EU available through Masters of Malt.


2018 International Whisky Guide

All whiskies entered in the 2017 International Whisky Competition are be featured in the 2018 International Whisky Guide. The Guide will feature key information about the Distillery, including contact information, key personal and tasting notes for the whiskies entered in the competition. Released December 2017.
Available through Amazon and the IWC website after December 1st, 2017.

2017 International Whisky Guide

All whiskies entered in the 2016 International Whisky Competition are be featured in the 2017 International Whisky Guide. The Guide will feature key information about the Distillery, including contact information, key personal and tasting notes for the whiskies entered in the competition. Released January 2017.
Available through Amazon and the IWC website.

 

 


2016 International Whisky Guide

All whiskies entered in the 2015 International Whisky Competition are be featured in the 2016 International Whisky Guide. The Guide will feature key information about the Distillery, including contact information, key personal and tasting notes for the whiskies entered in the competition. Released January 2016.
Available through Amazon and the IWC website.
In EU available through Masters of Malt.


Sébastien Gavillet is also the Head of Winemaking and Spirits creation for Master Barrel.

Current projects:

Petite Arvine, Chamoson - Switzerland:

A Master Barrel - John & Mike Favre collaboration on making a Petite Arvine barrel aged in Swiss Larchwood barrels. 2016, 2017 Vintage.

 

Bordeaux Blend (Rhône Valley) - France:

A Master Barrel - Clos des Centenaires collaboration on making a Bordeaux style wine from the Rhône Valley aged in New French oak. 2016 Vintage.

 

Syrah, Valais - Switzerland:

A Master Barrel - Jean-René Germanier collaboration on making a Syrah from the Swiss Rhône Valley (Valais) micro-fermented in new oak barrels and then aged for 18 month in new French oak barrels. 2015 Vintage.

 

Whiskey - Fort Collins, CO - USA

A Master Barrel - NOCO Distillery collaboration on making single malt, bourbon and blended whiskeys under the NOCO Distillery & Master Barrel label. Fall 2017

 

Whiskey - CA - USA

A Master Barrel consulting project. Spring 2017

 

Single Malt Scotch - Islay, Scotland

A Master Barrel collaboration to be released in 2020.


WhiskyVibe App for iPhone & ipad

The Whisky Vibe Tasting App will make reviewing whisky convenient, efficient and more fun than ever. Now you don't need pen and paper to jot down your tasting notes at a tasting.

Open the Whisky Vibe Tasting App on your phone or tablet, select the whisky you're reviewing from the pretty extensive list of single malt Scotch whiskies (currently over 1,200 and growing), choose the whisky's characteristics from a comprehensive yet easily navigable array of options, enter some of your personal comments, if any, click save and voila! The app will automatically generate a Tasting Notes Summary - basically a full review (YOUR full review) of the whisky you're tasting!

With the Whisky Vibe Tasting App, you'll never lose any of your tasting notes again as you can save your Tasting Notes in the app. Need to confirm whether or not you were enamored with a particular whisky, check your saved tasting notes. Need to change something, anything at all, in a whisky's Tasting Notes Summary? Just change the options you initially picked and the Tasting Notes Summary will be automatically updated to reflect your changes. Need to share your tasting notes with others? Share through Facebook, Twitter, email and even SMS. Indeed, the Whisky Vibe Tasting App makes it that easy to save, review, update, and share your tasting notes.

The Whisky Vibe Tasting App is also quite the all-around tool for single malt Scotch whisky enthusiasts and connoisseurs. Use the extensive (and growing) database of single malt Scotch whiskies as basis for your own whisky collection, and update each whisky in the database with your ratings and price information. Mark off whiskies you already own, or add whiskies to your wish list so you'll have a handy whisky shopping guide.

And if that's not enough, the Whisky Vibe Tasting App rounds off its suite of functions with a nifty directory of all distilleries that make single malt Scotch whiskies. The distillery directory gives you general information on every single malt Scotch distillery and includes a pronunciation (with audio) guide, notes on water source, regional classification, and contact information. You can call a distillery directly from the app, visit its website with just a tap, or check out its location and get driving directions through the integrated G00GLE Maps. It is the perfect tool for distillery hopping and touring!

The Whisky Vibe Tasting App truly has everything that devoted followers of single malt Scotch need in a whisky app. Download yours now.