Our goal is that everyone who attends a tasting can have fun, to experience whisky in perhaps a new way and to feel like their ideas and opinions are heard, so we have a few guidelines:
- Before the tasting, we will only release the theme with a little information to give you an idea about the evening. You will only find out what the whiskies are on the night.|
- Whiskies are tasted blind (with the bottles wrapped up), so that attendees have opportunity to taste their whisky without preconceived ideas about the drams.
- We talk about our experiences of the aromas and tastes, and then as a bit of fun make some guesses about the whisky that they are tasting (ABV, price, distillery name). We get this right less often than you might think.
- We’ll aim to keep the “structured” part of the tasting to less than two hours, so that there is time to socialise afterwards.
- We want to promote responsible drinking, so we pour small drams of each of the whiskies that we taste – enabling people to have a final dram if they wish. Water and spitoons are supplied, because we don’t want anyone to think they have to finish anything they’re not enjoying!