Whisky Smackdown: Scotch vs. Bourbon
Ticket Price: $89
Wednesday, May 29 6:30 PM

In this installment of the “Whisky Smackdown” series, you’ll explore the worlds of American bourbon and Scotch whisky. Get into the delicious details of place, ingredients, and techniques as you taste whiskies that range from smokey and industrial, to soft and vanilla-ed. See which country reigns supreme on your palate.

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

What you can expect:

  • 2 Welcome cocktails
  • 3 Tasting pours of American bourbon
  • 3 Tasting pours of Scotch whisky
  • Palate-cleansing bread & cheese
  • A 10% discount on all spirits tasted to use in-store after class

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 whisk(e)y
  • How to navigate whisk(e)y selections with confidence

Level: Beginner
Style: Lecture + Tasting
Food Served: Bread & Cheese
Good for: Bourbon tasting NYC, Whiskey event NYC, Whisky class

What people 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.”