Whisky Smackdown: A Brave New World
Ticket Price: $89
Saturday, Jan 20 3:00 PM

We all know whiskies from the big 5 producing countries: US, Japan, Scotland, Ireland and Canada. But its a big world out there and whiskies are coming from all four of its corners. Some are following traditional methods, some are staking out on their own; all of them utilizing the advantages their part of the world offers, from climate to grains to traditions. In this class, we'll taste 6 whiskies from some of the most unexpected areas of the globe: some are award winning, some are non-traditional, but all are surprisingly delicious.

What you can expect:
  • 1 welcome cocktail.
  • 6 tasting pours of whiskey from unexpected countries such as Austria, India & Taiwan.
  • Palate-cleansing bread and cheese.
  • 2 hours of instruction, including Q&A time with an Astor Center instructor.
  • A complimentary cigar from Soho Cigar Bar.
What you will learn:
  • Notable whisky producers from around the world.
  • An overview of various distilling practices and methods.
  • The regional influences of whisky.
  • The language of whisky flavor profiles.

Level: Beginner - Beyond Basics
Style: Guided Tasting
Food Served: Bread & Cheese
Good For: Spirits Enthusiasts, Spirits Curious, Whisky Lover, Fun with Friends

What class-goers are saying about this instructor:
"Robin Robinson's whiskey 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!"