Irish and American Whiskey: the Rise, Fall and Revival of Two Great Whiskey Nations
- Duration: 120 Minutes (approx.)
- Location: Melbourne, VIC
- Product code: P1VSVJ
For those wanting to learn more about the sensational stories behind Irish and American whiskey – strap yourselves in. We begin in Ireland, the likely birthplace of whiskey, and trace the development of the 'water of life' from poitín to global acclaim; ride through the American central mid-west to reveal the origins of rye and bourbon whiskey; we then dissect the near death of whiskey production in both countries thanks, largely, to one of the world’s most baffling human experiments – prohibition. But as you’ll find out, whiskey in Ireland and the US has boomed once again, and now hundreds of distilleries on both sides of the Atlantic are offering up their elixirs to the world. With more twists than a worm tub, and more turns than the Mississippi, this entertaining class will give you a memorable tour of two of the world’s greatest whiskey nations.
Duration: 1.5 hours
Number of seats: A maximum of 22 guests
Standard ticket includes:
- 7 x 15ml whisky tastings
- 1.5 hour presentation by a whisky professional
Tee-totaller ticket includes:
- 1 soft drink of your choice
- 1.5 hour presentation by a whisky professional
How do I change my booking date?
We'll be happy to change your booking date provided you contact us more than 14 days prior to your original booking date. To change your booking date, please email email@example.com with the following information and our team will contact you within 5 business days:
~ Booking reference (beginning with 'R')
~ Booking name (not attendees name)
~ New class dates (see 'Whisky Classes' via our website for a list of available dates)
~ please note, change of dates are available for classes only, not events. Most events are not repeated and therefore are unable to be changed.
No returns, refunds, cancellations or exchanges on any tickets or tasting packs. If you're unable to attend a class or event, we recommend nominating a friend or family member to take your place! No notification is required for change of attendees name, simply quote the booking name on arrival.
Last minute cancellation due to exceptional circumstances
We understand that unexpected events can pop up at the last minute. In the case you are unable to make a class or event and are unable to give 14 days notice prior to your original booking date, please follow the details below:
~ Illness: In the case that the participant is unable to attend due to an illness, please email a medical certificate and your booking reference (beginning with ‘R’) to firstname.lastname@example.org by no later than 12pm on the day of your class or event booking. Our team will be in touch within 5 working days. All booking cancellations in the case of illness will be offered a full refund or change of booking date minus booking fees and administration fee of $15 per person.
~ Family emergency: In the case of a family emergency, please email your booking reference (beginning with ‘R’) and emergency details to email@example.com no later than 12pm on the day of your class or event booking. All booking cancellations in the case of a family emergency will be offered a full refund minus booking fees and administration fee of $15 per person.
~ Government enforced lockdown or isolation directive: In the case that the participant has been ordered into a government enforced lockdown or self isolation we are here to work with you.
a) In the case that your class date falls on a day of government enforced lockdown for the Victorian region, our events team will contact you as quickly as possible following the lockdown announcement. Effected participants will have the option to change their booking date to a future class date, or be issued with a cash voucher that can be used to book a future class, event, or at the bar and bottle shop (not available for online bottle shop purchases).
b) In the case that the class participant has been ordered into self isolation by order of the Victorian Government, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with details and our team will do their best to respond within 48 standard business hours. Effected participants will have the option to change their booking date to a future class date, or be issued with a cash voucher that can be used to book a future class, event, or at the bar and bottle shop (not available for online bottle shop purchases).
All participants must be over the legal age of 18 years in order to participate and consume alcohol.
Please note that the tasting room is located on level 1 and accessible only via a single staircase. If you are unable to climb stairs, it may be possible to move the tasting to a wheelchair accessible venue located on the ground level. Please email email@example.com to confirm if disabled access is available before booking.
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Gift vouchers cannot be exchanged for cash or any other product.