- September 18, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Glencairn & Aroma Academy Whiskey Tasting. This will be a wonderful sensory experience utilizing the classic whiskey glass from Glencairn crystal and the scents from the Aroma Academy. This introduces the techniques of aroma training and awareness and familiarizes participants with the five aroma families on the aroma wheel. (For whiskey: grain, sweetness, spice, fruit & floral, and wood.) Reservations. $15.
Martin C. Duffy, Whisk(e)y Educator, is an internationally known spirits educator and enthusiast. His appreciation of adult libations started during his early years as a bartender and continues on to this very day. A stellar presenter on the finer qualities of spirits (ham always goes well with a good whiskey), he has studied the finer art of distilling with some of the most accomplished distillers, blenders & craftsmen in Scotland, Ireland, France, Holland, Canada and the United States.
For over 20 years, he has preached the gospel according to spiritus frumenti to well over 100,000 people throughout the world. Starting as one of the original Johnnie Walker Scotch Brand Ambassadors, and finally achieving the title of Sr. Master of Whisky for the entire Diageo whisky portfolio. In the spring of 2008, Martin assumed the newly created role of Diageo Reserve Spirits Brand Ambassador for the Republic of Ireland based out of St. James Gate (the famed Guinness Brewery) in Dublin. During his 2 years on the Emerald Isle, he trained over 700 restaurant, pub and hotel staff plus conducted over 60 consumer spirit seminars.
Tom Johnson is a communications consultant and former bartender based in Louisville, Kentucky. In his role as a trainer for the Aroma Academy, he has taught thousands of people how to properly nose and assess fine wines and spirits. He holds an advanced certification from the Wine & Spirits Education Trust in London and was the Plumpjack Fellow for the Symposium for Professional Wine Writers in Napa Valley.
Based in Scotland, the Aroma Academy trains drinks professionals to separate, identify, and articulate sets of characteristic aromas present in wine, Bourbon, Scotch and Irish whisky, gin and rum. Training is based on kits of aromatic essences consisting of the same molecules that cause particular aromas in drinks. Because the sense of smell is associative and highly subjective, people often describe the same drink with a wide variety of indistinct descriptors. By focusing on a finite set of definite aromas, Aroma Academy graduates speak a common language that enables them to understand and communicate what makes a particular drink distinctive.
Venue: Westport Whiskey and Wine
Venue Phone: (502) 708-1313
Venue Website: www.westportwhiskeyandwine.comAddress:
At Westport Whiskey & Wine we take a hedonistic approach to how we sell our whiskey, wine, beer and other spirits. This is the place to discover items that are hard-to-find and those you’ll come to appreciate as day-to-day favorites. In The Tasting Room we offer you the opportunity to taste, learn, and explore at one of our many tastings with winemakers, master distillers, and others like you who take pleasure in the little treasures we have in our store.
REFUND POLICY: In order to receive a refund you must call the store at (502) 708-1313 to cancel before Noon on the day of the event.