Burns Night Tastings in January Near You!

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A very merry Christmas to you! I hope you are finding a little time to sit in front of the fire with a wee mince pie and a dram!

It looks like it is going to be a very busy January for us, we are hosting many private tasting events on and around Burns night plus plenty of ticketed tastings too so if you fancy joining us for an evening of tasting awesome whiskies (and gins), have a look at the events we have planned below, click on the link and buy grab your tickets!

Burns Night Tastings Near You

Here are our scheduled whisky tastings and gin tastings taking place in January. We are still available to be booked on some dates in January for private tasting events. Please click here to get in touch with us to enquire about a private whisky tasting or private gin tasting event.

WHISKY TASTING DINNER – The Moat House Acton Trussell, Stafford. Friday January 19th. Tickets £48, click here for further info or to buy.

BURNS NIGHT TASTING AND FOOD PAIRING – South 16, Buxton. Wednesday January 24th. Tickets £48, click here for further info or to buy.

SINGLE MALT WHISKY TASTING & BURNS SUPPER – The Wheatsheaf, Bakewell. Friday January 26th. Tickets £24, click here for further info or to buy.

SCOTTISH DRINKS TASTING EXPERIENCE – Sanctuary Ale House, Hartshill, Stoke on Trent. Monday January 29th. Tickets £20, click here for further info or to buy.

WHISKY TASTING DINNER – The Moat House Acton Trussell, Stafford. Tuesday January 30th. Tickets £48, click here for further info or to buy.

Private Burns Night Whisky Tasting

If you would like us to host a private Burns Night whisky tasting at home, at your club or for your business please click here to contact us or call David on 07875 405 980.

Private Gin Tasting

We can arrange private gin tastings at your home, at your club or for your business please click here to contact us or call David on 07875 405 980.

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Gin Tastings in Nottingham

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Have Us Host A Gin Tasting In Nottingham For You!

We host gin tastings in Nottingham, the Peak District and throughout the UK. We also host gin and whisky tastings for private parties and at corporate events. We regularly host gin tastings for special occasions such as stag parties or hen parties at large self catering houses and private homes in Nottingham and further afield.

Gin Tastings

During our Gin Tastings guests taste 6 gins neat before preparing the perfect serve gin & tonic with garnishes as suggested by the distillers. Our tastings are fun and informative and are enjoyed by those both new to the wonderful world of gin and by seasoned enthusiasts!

Private Gin Tastings in Nottingham

As well as our regular scheduled gin tasting events around the UK, we arrange private gin tastings for private parties, stag parties, hen parties, corporate events and for special birthdays. We can host a private tasting for you and your guests in your home.

Please contact us here if you would like more information or to book us for a private tasting event. Alternatively please call David on 07875 405 980.

To enquire about a gin tasting in Nottingham, or anywhere else in the UK, please call David on the number above or complete and submit the form below and we will get back to you very quickly.


Our Gin Tastings

When you join one of our gin tastings you can expect it to be a little different. Having worked in the distilling industry for many years, we know that the distiller who has painstakingly crafted the gin before you, wants you to be able to taste the spirit and to appreciate the difference between their gin and those produced by their competitors. The spirit is the heart and soul of any distillery, whether it be destined for a fine single malt whisky or for a premium London dry gin.

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Nosing and Tasting Gin

At the beginning of our tasting I talk guests through the rationale of the choice of glassware that I like to use in comparative spirit tastings. I then demonstrate how to nose, taste and evaluate spirit.  I then ask guests to spend a few minutes nosing the neat gins, and to make a note of any aromas that they detect, there are no right or wrong answers, what one person gets will be completely different to the next.

We nose each of the gins ‘blind’, I don’t reveal the brand name of the gin until later, we then go on to having a taste of each neat gin, again to see if guests identify any particular flavours. We then prepare the gin and tonic using garnishes as suggested by the distiller and enjoy our first drink.

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The Gin Garnish and Tonics

I prepare the garnishes as suggested by the distillers for the ‘perfect serve’ for each gin. I always suggest to guests that they should perhaps taste the gin and tonic before garnishing. I believe some garnishes can totally over power the flavour of the gin. I don’t see the point in spending £40 on a special bottle of gin only to mask its character by adding heavily flavoured garnishes or tonic. I think it is similar in a way to how we drink single malt whisky. There is nothing wrong with adding  a large dollop of coca cola to your £50 single malt whisky, it’s just that the end product will taste exactly the same as it would if you had used a £12 blended whisky from the supermarket.

I adopt a similar approach with the choice of tonic for my tastings. There are many tonics on the market to choose from and It is great that people have their own favourites and that it is encouraging consumers to explore the gin category. During a tasting however, it is important that each spirit is tasted in exactly the same way, using the same glassware, some would argue without garnish, and if tonic is being used, exactly the same product for each serve. More often than not, my choice of tonic for my gin tasting events is good old straight forward Fever Tree tonic water.

Once each gin & tonic has been prepared and tasted, I talk about the gin brand and the history of the distillers who make it. I’ll also talk about the production process and botanicals, both traditional and local, used to make each gin.

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We hope to see you at a tasting soon!

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