Through a series of guided at-home tastings, you’ll become familiar with the full spectrum of whisky aromas and flavours on offer – from the smoky tang of Islay peat to the sandalwood scent of Japanese oak. Find out how to engage all your senses to navigate the range of malts, grains and blended whiskies and come to grips with different whisky styles. Take a tasting tour of the world’s finest makers, including iconic Scottish distilleries and the small-scale artisan producers springing up all over the globe.
And as you become more whisky-confident, you can break out of your whisky comfort zone. Do you love the honeyed sweetness of a Kentucky bourbon? If so, why not try a smooth malt that’s been aged in ex-bourbon barrels? Or a creamy, oat-infused Irish craft whisky?
Eddie Ludlow is a Keeper of the Quaich and the founder of The Whisky Lounge, the biggest provider of whisky events in the UK. Based in York, The Whisky Lounge runs tastings, events, festivals and schools across the UK, and beyond. Their UK events attracted 35,000 visitors in 2018. Having worked in various parts of the industry, including for Ardbeg & Glenmorangie and Oddbins, Eddie has possibly brought more whisky to more people and parts of the UK than anyone else. Eddie has been an IWSC whisky judge since 2008.