Gin / Whisky/ Spirits Tastings £32.50

Our Gin, Whisky and Spirits tastings will be held at our venues in central Chelsmford and Colchester; both of which will be turned into a 'spirit's palace' for 2 hours of pure tasting pleasure.
Be guided through the fascinating history of gin and whisky and learn why we love them so much!

A Dutch physician is generally credited with first infusing juniper berries into a spirit base thereby giving gin its first name as Genever, which is Dutch for Juniper, was gradually shortened by the English to 'gin'.

But gin is not just gin as this tasting tutorial will reveal. You will become experts in botanicals, and taste the difference between London Dry and Plymouth gin.

Of all alcoholic drinks, gin has the most dramatic and colourful history and when it comes to using the excuse 'for medicinal purposes only' then that really applies to gin because it was invented by a doctor to treat stomach ailments.

You will be given some nifty tasting tricks and teach you how to make some top-class cocktails at home. During the session, you’ll taste 5 premium gins, as the aim here is for you to sample the entire flavour spectrum gin has to offer.

Scotch whisky or uisge beatha, the water of life, is a wonderful spirit with a charasmatic and absorbing past. The lengths and methods a distiller pursues incorporating the long-maturation periods (10, 12, 15, 18 years old etc) define whisky, especially single malt whisky, as a high and wonderful quality product. Truly one of a kind.

But it's not a simple as that. There is detailed variation throughout regional Scotland, from the fruity and elegant Speyside, to the peaty and smoky Islay and from the delicate Lowlands to the robust and spicy Highlands. Then there's Ireland, America, Japan and Canada too.

For those of you who like some other distillations then our spirits evening is ideal. We will be tasting a selection of rums, tequilas, cognacs, armagnacs, grappas and calavdos.

This course is perfect for existing gin, whisky and spirit lovers or for those who want to learn more about these versatile spirits, in a relaxed environment. This evening makes a great present and can be bought as a Gift Voucher.

 

Rum Tasting Colchester

Rum Tasting Colchester :: Wed 6th Jun 2018

Discover the wild and colourful history of rum and sample a carefully chosen selection of the incredibly diverse spirit at the Essex Wine School rum tasting class. The story of rum

Places remaining: 6
Date/Time: 6th Jun 2018 at 7pm to 9pm
Venue: The Blue Ivy Hotel, 4-6 North Hill, Colchester CO1 1DZ

Price: £32.50
Whisky Tasting Chelmsford

Whisky Tasting Chelmsford :: Thu 7th Jun 2018

Whether you are a whisky enthusiast, a newcomer or just want to learn a bit more about this fascinating tipple, this tasting is for you. A two hour evening course

Places remaining: 3
Date/Time: 7th Jun 2018 at 7pm - 9pm
Venue: The Two Brewers, 80-84 Springfield Rd, Chelmsford CM2 6JY

Price: £32.50
Whisky Tasting (Colchester)

Whisky Tasting (Colchester) :: Wed 13th Jun 2018

Whether you are a whisky enthusiast, a newcomer or just want to learn a bit more about this fascinating tipple, this tasting is for you. A two hour evening course

Places remaining: 9
Date/Time: 13th Jun 2018 at 7pm to 9pm
Venue: The Blue Ivy Hotel, 4-6 North Hill, Colchester CO1 1DZ

Price: £32.50
Rum Tasting Chelmsford

Rum Tasting Chelmsford :: Thu 14th Jun 2018

Discover the wild and colourful history of rum and sample a carefully chosen selection of the incredibly diverse spirit at the Essexz Wine School rum tasting class. The story of rum

Places remaining: 1
Date/Time: 14th Jun 2018 at 7pm to 9pm
Venue: Two Brewers, 80-84 Springfield Rd, Chelmsford CM2 6JY

Price: £32.50
Gin Tasting (Chelmsford)

Gin Tasting (Chelmsford) :: Thu 28th Jun 2018

Gin, the drink of the moment! One of the joys of gin is that a seemingly simple spirit can produce such a wide range of flavour profiles. Learn more about this

Places remaining: 5
Date/Time: 28th Jun 2018 at 7pm to 9pm
Venue: Two Brewers, 80-84 Springfield Rd, Chelmsford CM2 6JY

Price: £32.50
Gin Tasting (Colchester)

Gin Tasting (Colchester) :: Wed 19th Sep 2018

Gin, the drink of the moment! One of the joys of gin is that a seemingly simple spirit can produce such a wide range of flavour profiles. Learn more about this

Places remaining: 14
Date/Time: 19th Sep 2018 at 7pm to 9pm
Venue: The Blue Ivy Hotel, 4-6 North Hill, Colchester CO1 1DZ

Price: £32.50
Gin Tasting (Chelmsford)

Gin Tasting (Chelmsford) :: Thu 8th Nov 2018

Gin, the drink of the moment! One of the joys of gin is that a seemingly simple spirit can produce such a wide range of flavour profiles. Learn more about this

Places remaining: 14
Date/Time: 8th Nov 2018 at 7pm - 9pm
Venue: Two Brewers, 80-84 Springfield Rd, Chelmsford CM2 6JY

Price: £32.50

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