alcohol masterclass

Learn about cocktails, whiskey, scotch, and bourbon. The Flask and Barrel masterclass aims to make everyone a better bar tender, whether you do it at home or a restaurant or bar. If you’re a beginner, use alcohol basics. Advanced learning is for people looking to learn cocktail party information so you can impress that random stranger.

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The Whiskey Tasting Process: How to Taste Your Whiskey

Whiskey tasting is a nuanced process that involves a multi-sensory engagement with one of the world’s most revered…

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What Is Scotch Whisky? Types, Flavor, and Recommendations

Scotch Whisky embodies centuries of Scottish tradition and is celebrated worldwide for its complex flavors and varied styles.…

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Whiskey Collecting: An Overview

Whiskey collecting is an art form that resonates with the connoisseur’s palate and the investor’s acumen. It is…

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What Is Canadian Whisky? Types, Flavor, and Recommendations

Whiskies from all corners of the world offer a variety of flavors, yet Canadian whisky carves out its…

Mashing Process: An Overview

Mashing involves the careful conversion of starches into fermentable sugars. This transformation is achieved by steeping ground grains,…

Whiskey Distillation Process: An Overview

Distillation is incredibly important in the whiskey production process. By carefully controlling the mashing, where grains are transformed…

American Whiskey: Beginner’s Guide

Bourbon, with its mandatory mash bill of at least 51% corn, sets the standard for a rich and…

Malting Process: An Overview

Mashing involves the careful conversion of starches into fermentable sugars. This transformation is achieved by steeping ground grains,…

Fermentation Process in Whiskey Production

Fermentation marks a pivotal moment in whiskey making, a delicate dance where simple sugars are artfully turned into…

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What Is Japanese Whisky? Types, Flavor, and Recommendations

Discover crafting, tasting, and pairing in our definitive Japanese Whisky guide.