Whiskey Geek Series
Whiskey Geek Series (2022)
The Whiskey Snug at the Celtic Ranch embarks on a Whiskey Education program for all of you Whiskey Geeks out there. Ethan and Mike, our whiskey experts, will conduct monthly classes (90 minutes – 2 hours each) on the details of what makes whiskey into the spirit we all love. The classes will cost $29.99, and will be held on the first Thursday of the month in the upper Snug. Samples will be offered as part of the training, and additional samples may be available for purchase. To make it interesting, there will be a quiz at the end of each session.
All sessions are 7 - 9 PM.
SPECIAL SESSION: COMPARISON OF WHISKEY STYLES & TASTING TECHNIQUES (JAN. 6 + AUG. 7)
As Homer Simpson said on many occasions “Mmmmmm, Beer”. That’s where we ended the last session on fermentation – with beer. That is what goes into the still. Whether it is a copper pot still or a column still, we can’t have whiskey until that beer is distilled, often more than once. Come and learn about the various methods used in distillation, the types of the stills, how the shape of the still can affect the flavor, and the chemistry involved.
SESSION 4: MATURATION & FINISHING (JUNE 2 + DEC. 1)
We finish the program series by finishing the whiskey. We’ll learn the anatomy of a barrel, the types of barrels used and how they are charred. We’ll talk about the legends and myths of the origin of the charred barrel. Filtration, storage and the Angel’s Share will be covered. We’ll end the session on Finishing, the types of casks used, and blending.
Sign up now, as class size will be limited!
You are not required to purchase each session to join.