Scotch whisky is a mysterious and elusive spirit. If you've always been interested in Scotch but didn't know where to start, this is a great opportunity to expand your knowledge.
Mark Stewart Cassidy, Scotch Specialist at The Whisky Shop in San Francisco and Scotch Whisky Events, will guide the group in a tasting of six single malt Scotch whiskies.
This 2-hr course introduces you to six distilleries, one from each of the tasting regions in Scotland, and answers these questions and more about single malt Scotch whisky:
Why do single malts differ in taste and color?
Why does some Scotch whisky taste smoky?
Is older, more expensive whisky better?
What is “peat”?
Is it “ok” to put ice in my whisky?
Where is the “Whisky Trail”?
Why does water intensify the whisky flavor?
How long can single malts be stored?
What does "cask-strength" mean?
Number of bottles to be tasted: 6
Location: The Tasting Room @ The Whisky Shop
360 Sutter Street – between Stockton & Grant Streets
Price per person: $75.00pp
Included: Light hors d’oeuvres paired to the tasting menu
(Please advise of any food allergies. We recommend eating dinner before or after the tasting.)
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
Essentials of how to taste and evaluate Scotch whisky
The inside scoop on the six distilleries and regions you’ll be sampling
The process of creating single malt Scotch whisky
What you liked!
WHAT YOU’LL TAKE AWAY
Tasting menu with: distillery, region, age, price and nose, palate and finish tasting notes and the menu served which is paired to the tasting
A “wee” bottle to conduct your own tasting
Reservations are final and non-refundable upon processing your credit card
Should The Distilled Man or Scotch Whisky Events have to cancel – please select either a full refund or re-schedule to attend a future tasting.
Thursday, September 20, 2012 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM