Created in partnership with The Whiskey People [Capital Scotch and Whiskey (CSAW), a Washington State nonprofit].
The local group Capital Scotch and Whiskey (CSAW) first started meeting in Summer 2014. A small group donated a scotch tasting to a local Rotary Club, and after the tasting, they wanted to meet regularly. Since then, CSAW has grown to over 260 members and have had monthly meetings spanning most of the topics offered in this certificate. In Summer 2015, the informal CSAW group formed a nonprofit, The Whiskey People. The nonprofit activities are typically event and education driven in collaboration with other larger groups. Visit them online: thewhiskeypeople.com
This foundational class explores taste, how to describe it, how to recognize your own palate, and industry terminology. This class is great for beginners or those with some experience tasting whiskey who want to engage more fully in the experience and learn more about what makes this product unique. Plus, experience the practice of "Whiskey Yoga."
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Learn the history and flavor profiles of whiskey from different regions of the world. Each class session will be unique to a region and go into depth with the ingredients, processing, and traditions that make these distilled products what they are. The first region will be Scotland followed by Ireland, North American, and International.
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This class is designed for bartenders and servers to understand the options that are available to customers and expand the opportunities for them to have unique experiences that open them to new types of whiskey. Learn how to ask questions about taste preferences, the stories behind the patron and each whiskey, and how to serve the non-cocktail properly. Prerequisites: The Language of Whiskey and History and Types of Whiskey.
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