Whisky Smackdown: Ireland vs. Japan
Ticket Price: $89
Friday, Mar 15 6:30 PM

Let your palate decide how Ireland stacks up against Japan—two whisky-loving nations with distinct histories and styles. The side-by-side tasting and discussion allows the different flavors and aromas to truly pop. See which country reigns supreme on your palate as we taste and discuss these heavyweight whisky regions.

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

What you can expect:

  • 3 Tasting pours of Irish whiskey
  • 3 Tasting pours of Japanese 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 Irish and Japanese whiskies
  • The histories of distilling in Ireland and Japan, and how they relate to each other
  • Distillation methods and aging techniques in Ireland and Japan
  • How to taste and describe whisky
  • How to navigate whisky selections with confidence

Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Style: Lecture + Tasting
Food Served: Bread & Cheese
Good for: Whiskey Classes NYC, Whiskey Events NYC, Japanese Whisky Tasting, Irish Whiskey Tasting

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.”