single barrel and small batches:
Saturday, January 24, 2015 3pm
trends and tradition:
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 6pm
*Bourbon vs Rye:
Friday, January 23, 2015 5pm
a family of 5!:
Friday, February 6, 2015 5pm
This class lasts 1 hour and starts
promptly at 5:00 p.m. Cost: $55/seat
all inclusive of the lecture, 5 pours (totaling
4 ounces) and a cheese buffet.
The cost is
$90 per person for the standard classes,
$120 for the "rare and
precious" series and $250 for the "rarest", all
inclusive of spirits, food, lecture, tax and gratuity. The first
round of food along with a cocktail take place between 6:00 p.m.
and 6:30 p.m.. At 6:30 p.m., the tasting and lecture start, to
end around 9:00 p.m., with a break in the middle for more passed
hors d'oeuvres. Or 3:00 p.m. for a 3:30 p.m. lecture start on
In all classes, 7 -3/4 oz pours
If you redeem a gift certificate issued for a
standard or rare and precious seminar, please bring it
RSVP (and prepay)
the "rarest" series $250/seat:
*25 year old Scotch whiskies:
Saturday, January 10, 2015 3pm
*18, 20, 23, 30 year old...the oldest US Whiskies
Saturday, February 7, 2015 3pm
Japanese Whisky at its best
Why have Japanese whiskies conquered the
World? If you look at the World Whisky Awards gathered by
the Japanese producers for the last 10 years, you're
wondering what the Scots are doing wrong...rather, you
should ask yourself "what are they doing better"? Or just
differently. Whisky making in the land of the Rising Sun
may be only 90 year-old, but the craft involved in all steps
of production seems unequalled so far...Now that we can
finally get Japanese Whisky in the US, let's not miss this
opportunity: we have waited too long! Yamazaki, Hakushu,
Yoichi, Miyagikyo, Chichibu, White Oak, but also, Hibiki,
Taketsuru, Nikka Coffey grain whiskies are now lining the
shelves of NY retailers. In this class, you will learn a few
secrets behind these international accolades. What you may
find here: Hibiki 17, Taketsuru 21, Yamazaki 18, Yoichi 15,
and other goodies!
Scotch: scouting the world of Scotch
A spirited evening as we climb every peak
and descend the Glens of Scotland to discover the power of
some of the biggest names, such as Glenmorangie, and
Laphroaig, but as we also uncover the warmth and complexity
in the hidden gem distilleries. Learn what to look for
in a quality malt, how to buy, and most importantly the
style of malt that suits you best. Learn some
technical points on whisky-making and speak like a stillman
as you get familiar with terms like
Rare and Precious Scotch
class is not for the weak of heart. Here we will
take a close look at some of the most exclusive bottles
coming from Scotland, the innovation that has them turning
heads, and the true beauty that over a century of practice
can bring to your glass. Expect such delights as a not
to be missed bottling of The Glenlivet, a rare vintage
Macallan, and a few older malts. This is an advanced class,
and fundamental Scotch knowledge is encouraged.
Bourbon: our national pride
with us as we go through American history in a glass, just
make sure the glass is big enough, because our ancestors
liked to drink more than a bit. We will sample a
variety of American whiskies, ryes, wheat and classic
bourbons in many shapes. Learn how to see through the
current trends and navigate amongst the ocean of labels
available in the stores. 7 pours, $90/seat.
Mix it, light passed hors d’oeuvres and cheese buffet.
Rare and Precious Bourbon: "Old-style,
Super-Bourbons, Extra-aged, auctioned"
obviously like your bourbon very much, but you really want
to know why and, let's face it,
you can't just miss you father-in-law's coming birthday
gift! In this class, we go through older whiskies, rare and
hard-to-find ones, such these we purchased at auctions or
the very limited editions only a handful of bars can put
their hands on. This is an advanced class, and
fundamental Bourbon knowledge is encouraged.
$120/seat. Light passed hors d’oeuvres, cheese buffet and shandy.
18 year-old and Gorgeous...
A flight through an amazing age in Scotch Whisky: playful,
firm, assertive but willing, experience the 18 year old
paradise. For $120/seat, hit the Whisky sweet spot without
the guilt. These are 18 year olds you can keep up with!
Light passed hors d’oeuvres, cheese buffet and shandy.
200 years of Single Malt Scotch
Well-known and obscure
whiskies here, all sharing malted barley as the raw
material, copper pot still distillation and oak-made
barrels. But this is where similarities end: maturation,
with its various faces of oak species, its climatic
conditions and newly applied science of wood management, can
lead to great contrasts. What is your favorite age for
Scotch? 10, 20, 30 or 40? Here is the chance to make an
opinion for yourself.
7 pours, $120/seat. Mix-it, light passed hors d’oeuvres,
cheese buffet and shandy.
Tasting unusual single malts to
explore the variety of the Scotch Whisky World (from Dalmore
cigar malt to Laphroaig 10y cask strength to Longrow RED,
7 pours, $90/seat. Mix-it, light passed hors d’oeuvres and shandy.
Rums from different horizons, the best
of the best in all categories
7 pours, $90/seat. Mix-it, light passed hors d’oeuvres and
fresh pressed sugar cane juice.
depth of the seminar without the lecture! Our spirit
sommelier will guide you through a tasting of your spirit of
and will explain the art of
distilling, the history, and other technicalities. About two
and a half hours of entertaining lecture and tasting with
light hors d'oeuvres, for $130/person all inclusive; 6
*Best of 2014 Whiskies:
December 13, 2015 3pm
*Japanese Whisky at its best:
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 6pm
*Best Bourbons and Ryes
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 6pm
*Single Malt Scotch:
the Battle of the Glens:
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 6pm
*Scotch Whisky: 18 years and
Saturday, February 28, 2015 3pm
Payment is due at time reservation is
made. All paid reservations for Spirit School Seminars are
non refundable. However, if you feel the need to cancel, you
can transfer your reservation to a future class or we can
issue a gift certificate. If you cancel with less than
48 hours notice, your reservation is forfeited and therefore
not eligible for transfer.