Whisky Smackdown: Scotch vs. Bourbon

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In this installment of the Whisky Smackdown series, you’ll explore the worlds of American bourbon and Scotch whisky. See which country reigns supreme on your palate.

What you can expect:
  • Two welcome cocktails.
  • Three tasting pours of American bourbon.
  • Three tasting pours of Scotch whisky.
  • Palate-cleansing bread and cheese.
  • Two hours of instruction with an Astor Center instructor, including Q&A time.

What you will learn:
  • The distinct flavor profiles of American bourbon and Scotch whisky.
  • Distillation methods and aging techniques of American bourbon and Scotch whisky.
  • How to taste and describe whisky.
  • How to navigate whisky selections with confidence.

Level: Beginner - Beyond Basics
Good for: Spirits Enthusiasts, Spirits Curious, Fun with Friends
Style: Guided Tasting
Food Served: Bread & 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.”