Whisky Smackdown: Irish vs. Japanese
Ticket Price: $89
Saturday, Mar 17 3:00 PM

Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, we’ll see how Ireland stacks up against Japan. These two whiskey-loving nations have very distinct histories and styles. Tasting them side-by-side will allow the differences to truly pop. See which country reigns supreme on your palate as we taste and discuss these heavyweight whisky regions.

What you can expect:
  • 3 tasting pours of Irish whiskey.
  • 3 tasting pours of Japanese whiskey.
  • 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:
  • The distinct flavor profiles of Irish whiskey and Japanese whisky.
  • The history of distilling in Ireland and Japan and how they relate to each other.
  • Distillation methods and aging techniques of Irish whiskey and Japanese whisky.
  • How to taste and describe whiskey.
  • Valuable insight into how to navigate whiskey selections with confidence.

Level: Beginner - Beyond Basics
Good For: Spirits Enthusiasts, Spirits Curious, Whiskey Lover, Intermediate Imbibing Style: Guided Tasting
Food Served: Palate-cleansing bread and cheese

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!"