Some of you have asked for a tasting that’s a little more educational, so: Professor Perkins is dusting off and polishing up his world famous lecture: “Whisky 101: What does all of that stuff on the label actually mean?”
We’ll talk about the correct way to drink whisky, and take a brief look at glassware. We’ll dissect a typical whisky bottle label and define key terms. We’ll discuss the importance of aging, and the significance of the five whisky regions. All sprinkled with historical tidbits and amusing anecdotes and accompanied by whiskies carefully selected to illustrate key points.
Some of the whiskies will be tasted blind (for educational purposes), so I don’t want to tip my hand too much, but the pour list will include expressions from Bruichladdich, Cragganmore, Daluaine, Glenmorangie, Lagavulin, Laphroaig, Loch Lomond, Macallan, and Mannochmore (and maybe one or two others that I’ll add as I finish up my notes).
If you’re new to the whisky world, we’ll give you a good foundation of knowledge. If you already know a bit, we’ll maybe fill in some gaps. And if you already know everything you need to know, come anyway, you can laugh at Brett when he makes a mistake (and anyway, there will be whisky).
A sack lunch will be provided.