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spirits tasting

Whiskey class in private speakeasy

spirits tasting

Whiskey class in private speakeasy

52 reviews
Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Includes
Food
Hosted in
English
spirits tasting

Whiskey class in private speakeasy

spirits tasting

Whiskey class in private speakeasy

52 reviews
Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Includes
Food
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

You'll learn about whiskey in a private Oakland speakeasy amid an enviable collection of spirits from around the world. Is it whisky or whiskey? I'll teach you the differences and give you an overview of the various types of this famous beverage. You'll learn how to read a label and we'll discuss flavor profiles by age, finishes, adding water or ice, and more. The class will be approximately one and a half hours, depending on group size. It will include tasting notes for guests to note appearance, smell, and other comments. There's also a participatory session on reading labels and price points. Don't be fooled by marketing. All you need to know is on the label. Other topics of interest include the history of whiskey and women, how to create a tasting flight, barrel-aging cocktails, and other spirits, such as gin, tequila, and rum. Upon completion of the class, you will be my guest to taste what you've learned, compliments of your host. All are welcome! This is not a women only experience.

Your host

Niki

Niki

"I drink and I know things." I've traveled all over the world touring distilleries and wineries. I started collecting in 2008 with a few bottles of bourbon and have grown my private collection to over 300 bottles. In 2015, I got my CSS—Certified Specialist of Spirits—designation from the Society of Wine Educators. I am a Certified Bourbon Steward. I have taught over 1500 people on whiskey education to groups and corporations, but mostly enjoy hosting women who want to learn what all the whiskey buzz is about. In November 2018, I became President of the Seattle and Bay Area chapters of a global social club called Women Who Whiskey. Check out my website to see more info: http://bourbonmaven.com

What's included

Food
Light snacks will be provided throughout the Experience. Let your host know of any allergies please.

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Where you'll be

Surrounded by repurposed redwood and the caramel scent of bourbon, we will conduct our class in my private home speakeasy in Oakland.

Availability

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 21 and up can attend.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

More tips

A taxi or ride share will be the best option for transportation.
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spirits tasting
Whiskey class in private speakeasy
52 reviews
From $88/person
52 reviews
From $88/person