Distilling: The Process of Creating Spirits

Learn about the history of distillation going all the way back to Mesopotamia. How does a simple combination of grain, water, and yeast create such a myriad of different spirits? How do barreling spirits affect their flavor and feel, does the type of wood really make a difference? Learn to identify different spirits in a blind tasting and sensory training. The class will include sample spirits from different distillation and barreling processes and will focus on scotch, bourbon, gin, and rum. Instructor: Brendan O'Toole