The Roosevelt Room's Master Class Series - Spirits of the World 101

The Roosevelt Room's Master Class Series - Spirits of the World 101

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$75 – $100

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The Roosevelt Room

307 West 5th Street

Unit B

Austin, TX 78701

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Around the world in one tipsy day! Join us on an expedition to get familiar with some of the most popular spirits produced around the globe.

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Did you know that fermented beverages have been around for over 13,000 years? Have you ever wondered when and where in the world distilling those fermented beverages first began?

In this in-depth course, attendees will taste through a flight of thirteen spirits that we know and love today, while learning about their origin, what makes each one unique, and how technology has evolved over the centuries to pave the way for today’s Golden Age of distilling.

In addition to learning about each spirit, attendees will receive instruction on the fundamentals of tasting, develop an understanding and appreciation of their nuances, guidance on identifying them based on their trademark qualities, and what to look for in distillates of superior quality. At the end of the course, you’re certain to leave feeling like a certified spirits connoisseur!

Attendees must be 21 years of age. Class promptly begins at 12pm and concludes at 2:30pm. Hors d’oeuvres will be served at the beginning of the course. Guests are encouraged to stick around after the course concludes to enjoy our Sunday Happy Hour service at 3pm!

Topics Covered:

  • A brief history of fermented beverages and the key developments to distillation.
  • The many processes utilized in the production of all spirits.
  • The five textures of the tongue, and tips for blind tasting.
  • Step-by-step instruction on deductive tasting, and how to describe what’s in the glass.
  • Predominant characteristics of each spirit category, and the subtle nuances that make them unique.

Spirits in the tasting include:

  • Vodka
  • London Dry Gin
  • Aquavit
  • Blanco Tequila
  • Mezcal
  • White Rum
  • Pisco
  • Cognac
  • Bourbon
  • Rye
  • Irish Whiskey
  • Scotch
  • Japanese Whiskey

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