Whisky starts its life after distillation as a clear spirit that has more in common with vodka than a bottled whisky. But this new make spirit is crucial to defining the final character of your dram – discover why with Dave Broom and Stuart Morrison at Whisky Show.
- Old Billingsgate, 1 Old Billingsgate Walk, London, EC3R 6DX
What gives whisky its character? A lot of focus is put on the wood and how it affects flavour, but the heart of the whisky and what unites a distillery’s range is the base of the spirit – the new make. From the grain to the still, discover what gives new make its character and how this shows in the final whisky. Dave Broom and Stuart Morrison will take you through four samples of new make followed by the finished whiskies. If you are really good, challenge yourself to identify which distillery each new make comes from!
We'll be trying four whiskies and four new make samples sourced specially for the class. It's an excellent opportunity to find out why your favourite whiskies taste how they do.
This is a class for those who want to delve deeper into the world of flavour and do so with someone who has one of the best palates in the whisky industry.
Please note: you must have a valid ticket to Whisky Show on Saturday 28 September to attend this masterclass.