In this installment of the Whiskey Smackdown series we’ll explore the worlds of Irish whiskey and Japanese whisky. See which country reigns supreme on your palate as we taste and discuss these heavyweight whiskey regions.
What you can expect:
What you will learn:
The distinct flavor profiles of Irish whiskey and Japanese whisky.
The history of distilling in Ireland and Japan and how they relate to each other.
Distillation methods and aging techniques of Irish whiskey and Japanese whisky.
How to taste and describe whiskey.
Valuable consumer information on how to navigate whiskey selections with confidence.
- Three tasting pours of Irish whiskey.
- Three tasting pours of Japanese whisky.
- Two tasting pours of beer, one Irish and one Japanese.
- Palate-cleansing bread and cheese.
- Two hours of instruction with an Astor Center instructor, including Q&A time.
Beginner - Intermediate
Spirits Enthusiasts, Spirits Curious, Whiskey Lover, Intermediate Imbibing
Palate-cleansing bread and cheese
What class-goers are saying about this instructor:
“Robin Robinson's Whisky Smackdown was an enjoyable, relaxed, and informative experience that offered a chance to learn about distilling techniques and taste brands I would likely never have encountered, nevermind sampled. Several have since become favorites.”