Waitrose introduces at-home whisky tasting experience

Waitrose Wine Tasting at Home is introducing a whisky tasting experience.

Discover Whisky will lead on from the success of the retailer’s gin O’ Clock experience.

The two hour at-home experience from Waitrose will showcase five whiskies from around the world. Customers will discover new whiskies and learn how to incorporate them into simple yet impressive cocktails, according to Waitrose.

The guided masterclass involves a Waitrose whisky specialist bringing a selection of whiskies and pairings straight to consumers’ doors. The tasting showcases five whiskies: Makers Mark, The Chita, Highland Park 12, Jim Beam Double Oak and Laphroaig. Guests will be shown how to make three simple cocktails, pairing the spirits with sodas, and taste the distinctive pairing of double oak whisky with dark salted caramel chocolate and Laphroaig with a selection of cheeses.

Guests will first be encouraged to taste the spirit neat while the specialist talks through the history behind each spirit and how to prepare it. They are then served the distinctive whiskies with their counterparts. Each guest will also receive one complimentary highball glass and one rock glass.

Andrew Riding, Drinks Experience Manager at Waitrose Wine Tasting at Home said: “We’re thrilled to be bringing a truly memorable experience to people’s homes. 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.”

The service is available to book now across most of Britain, priced at £400 for a part of six to ten people.

Waitrose Wine Tasting at Home also offers gin, fizz and wine experiences. 

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