The world of Scotch Whisky is entering a renaissance of production and selection. This class will give you both the occasion and the skills to expand your palate to different unique Scotches to identify what really speaks to your taste.
We will be reaching into our rare and reserve selection of Scotches to explore well beyond the standards that you know and love. From the experience of a true Master of Whiskey, you will be guided through samples of the water of life (Uisce Beatha) that will truly amaze you.
The knowledge gained from this course will allow you to explore deeper into the ever expanding Scotch Whisky world. Equipped with these tasting techniques and requisite cognition you will better enjoy and understand the complexities that make Scotch Whisky one of the most intricate and nuanced spirit categories in the world.
Instructor: Steve Beal
Armed with years of experience and first-hand knowledge of the Scotch category, Steve Beal is one of the world’s fifteen Masters of Whisky and Sr. Master of Whisky for DIAGEO Spirits on the US West Coast.Steve comes to his knowledge of spirits through a very personal journey. He has trained at several distilleries, including Dalwhinnie, Caol Ila, Clynelish, Cragganmore, Oban, Talisker, Lagavulin, Glenkinchie, Cardhu and Royal Lochnagar. He has worked for major suppliers and distributors as well as The Whisky Shops of Scotland (Scotland’s largest retailer of fine malts) and helped with the launch of their San Francisco store, their first U.S. based location. He is a pioneer in internet whisky sales and consults for a large number of retailers, both on and off premise. He has presented training and sales programs to almost all the major single malt brands and done private venue tastings for the consumer in settings to numerous to list.