My friends from Johnnie Walker invited me to a Master Whisky Class held yesterday at Desiderata, The Fort.
A Master Whisky Class? I have no idea what that is but it sounds cool — COUNT ME IN!
So glad I went because I learned so much about whisky and I actually tasted the difference between blends. Think wine tasting but with scotch! It was quite an experience.
Did you know that Scotch is whisky that comes from Scotland? Scotch has been around for over 500 years and they have strict laws implemented in Scotland that the drink can ONLY contain 3 ingredients: water, barley, and yeast.
The host mentioned raffling off some prizes for people who would post using the hashtag on social media. The boys really got into it. Haha!
ALL Scotch whisky must be aged in an oak barrel for at least 3 years! World-favorite scotch Johnnie Walker Black Label is aged for 12 years. They put amazing work into their craft.
You’re probably wondering if I’m misspelling whisky. Here’s the deal: the Scots spell it WHISKY while the Irish spell it WHISKEY – also used when describing American whiskey. But since we’re talking about Scotch, which as I mentioned earlier comes from Scotland, let’s spell it the way they do!
They gave each of us a set of Johnnie Walker Black Label, Johnnie Walker Gold Label, Singleton 12 Years, and Singleton Signature.
After we sniffed and tasted each one (Johnnie Walker Gold Label is my personal fave), we were treated to some cocktail gear so we could mix the scotch with different ingredients. Ewan Gunn, global ambassador for #LoveScotch, encouraged us to experiment with different mixes instead of being the usual scotch snobs who think the only right way to drink it is neat or on the rocks.
It was so much fun, like a science project!
My favorite is still the Old-Fashioned: 60ml scotch, 10ml sugar syrup, dashes of angostura bitters!
After a very competitive and energetic quiz (which we lost!?), they announced the raffle winners and I won the Instagram contest for having the “most-liked” photo! Yay! We all got a bottle of Singleton Signature and Johnnie Walker Gold Label each!!
Everybody at the event went home with a mini bottle of Johnnie Walker, too!
Looking forward to tonight’s #LoveScotch event at Revel where I’ll hopefully meet supermodel Coco Rocha, the global ambassador of #LoveScotch! All these events are to create awareness for World Whisky Day happening on May 21. Let’s try to break the record of most Scotch selfies (selfies with a glass or bottle of — you guessed it — scotch) that day, and don’t forget to use the hashtag #LoveScotch!! Follow me on Snapchat (saabmagalona) for a live update on tonight’s event ☺️