Tastings live in Bars around the world or comfortable at home with the right spirits. Explore the different tasting sessions by WSET throughout the Global Bar Week.
It is always fun to come together with your friends with the right distance to stay safe. Make sure you have the products at hand to get the full experience of the virtual tasting. Here you can find and overview of the different sessions and the necessary shopping list to be prepared.
Smoke & Strong Water by WSET with Live Q&A
Monday, 12th October @ 8 pm CET
Speaker: Christopher (Billy) Abbott
Smoke is a characteristic associated with many styles of spirit, and yet it is often misunderstood. Join us for a celebration of the heat and the darkness, with a deep dive into just how those unmistakable smokey aromas end up in your glass.
Mount Gay Black Barrel – Char not smoke
Highland Park 12
A Del Maguey Vida Mezcal
Who put this banana in my bottle? by WSET with Live Q&A
Tuesday, 13th October @ 8pm CET
Speaker: Hannah Lanfear
Do you need fruit to make fruity spirits? Join us as we explore the range of fruit aromas and flavours associated with some of our favourite spirits. No bananas were harmed in the making of this seminar.
Macallan 12 Sherry Cask
Sweet Vs Dry - Words Matter by WSET with Live Q&A
Wednesday, 14th October @ 8pm CET
Speaker: Joe Cabassa
We've all done it. Described a spirit as smelling or tasting sweet when we know full well that no sugar has been added. But can this figurative language do more harm than good? Join us for this session as we discuss the benefits of a clear, concise, universal vocabulary for describing spirits, helping us all to communicate more effectively.
Knob Creek Bourbon
Brugal Extra Dry
El Dorado 15
Subjective Objectivity by WSET with Live Q&A
Thursday, 15th October @ 8 pm CET
Speaker: Christina Veira
What is it that distinguishes a good spirit from a truly great one and what criteria can we use to assess quality whilst limiting our own personal biases? We'll explore these questions and more through the medium of Tequila.
Herbs and Spice and all things nice by WSET with Live Q&A
Friday, 16th October @ 8 pm CET
Speaker: Rose Brookman
Before spirits were ever consumed for pleasure, they took the form of herbal elixirs, crafted by monks and physicians to cure various ills. In this seminar we explore spirits and liqueurs that embrace the tradition of the herbs and spices to create liquids of distinctive character.
Foursquare Spiced Rum
Bearing Fruit by WSET with Live Q&A
Saturday, 17th October @ 8 pm CET
Speaker: Kellie Thorn
There's so much more to fruit spirits than Cognac. Join us as we explore the pure expressions of fruit to be found in Grappa, Pisco and unaged fruit spirits.