Waitrose launches at-home whisky tasting experience

23rd August, 2019 by Melita Kiely

UK supermarket Waitrose has launched an at-home whisky tasting experience following the success of its Gin O’clock initiative earlier this year.


Waitrose is offering at-home tasting experiences for curious whisk(e)y fans

The two-hour Whisky Discovery experience, created by Waitrose Wine Tasting at Home, will offer a guided masterclass with a Waitrose whisky specialist.

Guests will have the chance to taste through five different whisk(e)ys neat: Maker’s Mark, The Chita, Highland Park 12, Jim Beam Double Oak and Laphroaig.

The specialist host will then demonstrate how to make three cocktails, pair spirits with soft drinks, and give guests the chance to taste Jim Beam Double Oak with dark salted caramel chocolate, and see how Laphroaig pairs with a range of cheeses.

Each guest will also receive a complimentary Highball glass and a rocks glass to keep.

Available to book now, the Discover Whisky experience is priced at £400 (US$488) for a group of six to 10 people.

Andrew Riding, drinks experience manager at Waitrose Wine Tasting at Home, said: “Whisky is a drink that is often enjoyed with a fizzy accompaniment, with some finding the drink overpowering.

“This tasting shows just how versatile whisky can be by showing guests simple and delicious cocktails and delicious food pairings.”

Last month, Waitrose launched an at-home gin tasting service as the category continues to grow in popularity.

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