Academy of Whisky Fall classes 1-4 p.m. Sundays, Ramsay’s Dram Home Campus, 2861 SE Woodward St.; $80/class,sign up here
Learn about the whisk(e)ys of the world from Stuart MacLean Ramsay, who’s leading a series of informative, entertaining sessions this fall. It’s not all book work by any means – you’ll taste a hearty selection of the best whiskies from each category, and explore the history and culture behind each dram and region, and you’ll enjoy a laugh or two along with your dram, because Ramsay – who years ago ran the old BridgePort brewpub – is a one of the world’s great drinking companions and has stories from a lifetime of experience. Class size is limited to 10 students and the first class is this Sunday Oct. 25.
October 25th: Speyside & Highland Single Malt Whisky
November 1st: Islay, Island & Cambeltown Single Malt Whisky
November 8th: Bourbon & Rye American Straight Whiskey
November 22nd: Cascadian Craft Whiskey
November 29th: International Whisk(e)y (Irish, Japanese & Canadian)
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