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Whisky Tasting Evenings and  Seminars
Ideal entertainment for small groups wanting a quiet night with some education thrown in.
Based Auckland, New Zealand.
Available locally and internationally
For bookings contact:
Talent On Line by email or phone Samantha on  
 +64 9 636 1469

Scotch whisky is by far the most complex and mysterious of all spirits. While it is enjoyed all over the world, its history, variety and character are still misunderstood by many.

In AN EVENING OF SCOTCH WHISKY, New Zealand-based freelance writer and actor Alan Knight presents a lively and entertaining show, complete with PowerPoint presentation and numerous tastings of Scotland’s water of life.

The basic show starts with a detailed explanation of the history and processes of whisky making. The ingredients and manufacturing techniques are examined along with the differences between Single Malts, Vatted Malts and Blends.

The samples range across the whole of Scotland, from the light and gentle spirits of the Lowlands, to the warmth and complexity of Speyside and the fire and fury of the West Coast and Isles.

The show runs for approximately two hours and there are ample opportunities for questions. Guests must be of legal drinking age.

The whiskies available at each show can be varied to the client’s own tastes. Alan will discuss this beforehand for each performance.

The Evening in Detail
• Welcome and a chance to clean the palate with water or fruit juice

• A tour through Scotland’s distilling history, invoking such characters as the illegal ‘Bothy’ operator, the dreaded Excise Man, the founding fathers of modern whisky and even Robert Burns himself.

• A detailed look at the distilling process

• A look at the industry’s advertising efforts over the years, some good, some bad, and some frankly hilarious.

• Time for the tasting. We begin with the gentle spirit of the Lowlands then move on through the Highlands, Speyside, the West Coast and finally the peaty splendour of Islay and the Western Isles.

• Introduction to blended scotch: origins and reasons for blending are discussed along with the differences between deluxe blends and vatted malts.

• The importance of water. The reasons for adding water to scotch are explained along with ideas on how to ensure you add the right type next time you pour a dram.

• Questions and discussion.
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For bookings contact:
Talent On Line by email or phone Samantha on  
 +64 9 636 1469