American Whiskey Tasting *In-Person* *NEW*

With roots in Ireland and Scotland, the early settlers arrived to the new world with the thirst for the spirits of their native countries. With barely in short supply, they began to utilize local corn and grains accessible to them, which was to be the first chapter in the fascinating story of American Whiskey. From bourbon to rye, moonshine and prohibition, the industry of American whisky has grown into a billion dollar industry worldwide. In this course, we'll study and taste the regional and distillery expression of some of the world's most famous whiskies, the innovators that made this possible, along with some stand out small production bottles that are paving the way for the future. Instructor: Oliver McClung



Start Date

July 10, 2024









Wednesday, 6-8pm. Jul. 10. The cost of tuition covers all beverage fees.

This class will meet in-person at CCAE. Please view our In-Person Class Guidelines prior to enrolling.

Instructors: Oliver McClung


Oliver McClung

Oliver Castro-McClung has been a bartender, bar manager and beverage consultant in Greater Boston since 2009. Growing up in a large family in West Virginia, Oliver learned the importance of the stories and history that come from shared food and drinks from an early age.It was at these gatherings where the stories that shaped his life were shared. Moving to La Paz, Bolivia with his father in his twenties, deepened the notion of how culture and history is shared through the simple act of pouring a drink. Although he's officially retired from the restaurant industry, he continues his path today through reading and spirit education. Oliver lives in Newton with his wife, step daughters and two dogs.