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Whisky School – York
September 17, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm| £100
Ever wanted to know more about the most diverse spirit in the world?
The York Whisky School is designed for anyone with an interest in whisky and wants to learn more in an informal but informative fashion. All in the atmospheric and grand setting of the Hotel du Vin.
Find out how whisky is made and discover the different styles produced all over Scotland and the rest of the World. The history, regionality and provenance will be discussed as well as in-depth looks at wood maturation and the new-make spirit.
PLUS attendees will get the chance to blend their very own whisky, choose a brand name for it and take a miniature of it home with them!
After completing the course and successfully passing a final exam, the ‘candidate’ will receive a signed certificate and more importantly the confidence to speak the ‘language of whisky’.
A rough outline of the ‘syllabus’:
History overview. Look at whisky regions of Scotland and tasting.
Looking at what makes each single malt ‘tick’. All processes looked at with particular emphasis on maturation and wood management.
History of blending, tasting and hands-on blending workshop
History and production of world whiskies (Japanese, Taiwanese, Indian, American). Maturation/wood management.
Final Exam & ‘graduation dram’
The price includes:
- All whiskies sampled (around 20-25)
- All course material
- 2-course light lunch
- A Glencairn Whisky Tasting Glass to take home with you
- A signed Whisky Lounge ‘Whisky School’ Certificate – for successful candidates!