Last week, The Manifest held one of their Tasting Session seminars with bar manager Justin Park. This one focused on whiskies from the Japanese distillery Nikka. I happened to see a posting on Instagram (if you want to find out about future tasting sessions, you should definitely be following them) and alerted Shake and our friend. They’re both very into Japanese whiskies. Personally, I’m not a fan, as Japanese whisky tends to hew toward the peaty profile of Scotch whisky, and I am not a fan of the “Scotchy Scotch Scotch” taste/smell.
The tasting featured six different whiskies of varying ages and one not-to-be-found-in-the-States “secret” bottle that was revealed at the event. (I’ll fill you in on what everything was in a future post.)
This particular event ran $50/head for the tasting of seven, plus some snacks. A fantastic deal for a good evening of learning and quality spirits.
SuccessApril 1, 2015 3:54 pm
i think that more and more now a days people find excitement and pleasure in the smelling/tasting department. in the past the idea of a good time was watching a movie or getting wasted, but who knew that you can actually bind these together and fine a common ground. I am not a big drinker, and i don’t actually know much about booze, but the idea of ‘tasting’ different drinks in a nice, pleasant, controlled environment sounds actually better than watching a movie. you learn, you taste, you smell and you criticize, all at the same time and in tipsy company. great