Whisky Smackdown: Ireland vs. Japan

Wednesday, December 12 6:30 PM – Click here for tickets!

Let your palate decide how Ireland stacks up against Japan—two whisky-loving nations with very distinct histories and styles. The side-by-side tasting and discussion allows the differences to truly pop. See which country reigns supreme on your palate as we taste and discuss these heavyweight whisky regions.

Classes are 2 hours long, including a Q&A session with Astor Center Instructor, Robin Robinson.

What you can expect:

3 Tasting pours of Irish whiskey
3 Tasting pours of Japanese whisky
Palate-cleansing bread & cheese

What you will learn:

+ The distinct flavor profiles of Irish and Japanese whiskies
+ The histories of distilling in Ireland and Japan, and how they relate to each other
+ Distillation methods and aging techniques in Ireland and Japan
+ How to taste and describe whisky
+ How to navigate whisky selections with confidence

Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Style: Lecture + Tasting
Food Served: Bread & Cheese
Good for: Spirits Enthusiasts, Spirits Curious, Whisky Lovers

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What people are saying about this instructor:

“Robin Robinson’s Whisky Smackdown was an enjoyable, relaxed, and informative experience that offered a chance to learn about distilling techniques and taste brands I would likely never have encountered, never mind sampled. Several have since become favorites.”