Whisky Smackdown: A Brave New World
Ticket Price: $89
Friday, Jan 11 6:30 PM

It’s a big world of whiskies out there. You’re probably familiar with drams from major whisky-producing countries—Scotland, the U.S., Ireland, Canada, and Japan—but you might be surprised to learn that India has award-winning single malts. Or that Austria makes unique whiskies by aging them in Trockenbeerenauslese wine barrels. As we taste whiskies from some of the most unexpected areas around the globe, we’ll discuss how distillers utilize their particular climates, grains, and traditions to make delicious, world-class drams.

Classes are 2 hours long, including a Q&A session with Astor Center Instructor Robin Robinson.

What you can expect:

  • 1 Welcome cocktail
  • 6 Tasting pours of world whiskies from Austria, India, Taiwan, & others
  • Palate-cleansing bread & cheese

What you will learn:

  • Profiles of notable whisky producers from around the world
  • An overview of various distilling practices and methods
  • Regional influences in whisky production
  • Language to describe whisky tasting notes

Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Style: Lecture + Tasting
Food Served: Bread & Cheese
Good For: Spirits Curious, Whisky Lover, Fun with Friends

What people are saying about this instructor:

"Robin Robinson's Whisky Smackdowns have been enjoyable, relaxed, and informative experiences, offering a chance to learn about distilling techniques and taste brands that I would have likely never encountered otherwise!"