As the winter months roll on and we crave the comfort of warming spirits, Young’s and Geronimo Inns will be inviting guests in from the cold to sample and savour the very best whiskies on offer across the estate with a series of exciting events. Whether you’re a confident explorer with the desire for new experiences and a penchant for the experimental, or a finer taster likely to savour a classic single malt after a good meal, Whisky Tide from Young’s and Geronimo allows you to discover the whisky that most matches your personality and palate in an eclectic series of events running from January to March throughout their pubs. From ice carving to cocktail making, through to pairing dinners and butchery masterclasses, all are served up against a backdrop of single malts, whiskies and bourbons from around the globe. There’s something to suit all tastes and passions.
Some of the most renowned brands from across the globe have lent their talents to the line-up, from the more experimental Hibiki Japanese Whisky, Small Batch Four Roses Bourbon, Hudson Bay Manhattan Rye to classic single malts from Scottish friends such as Balvenie, Dalwhinnie and Chivas Regal.Plus, you can be the first to try out the new IPA blend from the Glenfiddich Experimental Series, available exclusively from Young’s and Geronimo. A great dram and the first single malt with an IPA finish – a vibrant whisky full of floral touches, oaky spice and a hint of green leafiness.
Events for Confident Explorers
Butchery & Bourbon
The unequivocal link between quality meat and whiskey served neat will be brought to life by one of the founders of Jack Daniels – Brown Foreman. Delve into the art of butchery and learn to carve like the masters. After all that knife work, sit back and savour the finest American whiskey including Gentleman Jack, Woodford Reserve and Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel. The Grove, Balham (22nd February);; The Bull’s Head, Barnes (23rd February);; The Oyster Shed, City of London (1st March) Tickets £15
Hudson Whiskey Masterclasses
Bourbon fans, get ready for something truly special. Young’s is inviting you to discover the story of Hudson – the first whiskey distilled in New York State since Prohibition. Sip heady cocktails made with this game-changing spirit and hear the Hudson tale straight from the horse’s mouth. The Vestry, Clerkenwell (6th February);; The Coborn, Mile End (9th February);; The Owl & Pussycat, Shoreditch (7th February) Tickets £10
Four Roses Cocktail Masterclass
Let Brand Ambassador Benji Purslow be your guide as you travel back in time to the days of Prohibition with Four Roses Bourbon. Taste test their three expressions – Yellow Label, Small Batch and Single Barrel – then mix and muddle your own bespoke whiskey cocktail with your chosen blend. All attendants will be given a Four Roses goodie bag to continue their explorations at home.The Leather Bottle, Earlsfield (9th February) Tickets £10
Events for Finer Tasters
Scotch Dinner: No one does whisky quite like the Scots. Join your fellow fans at a special three-course dinner hosted by Macallan, Highland Park and Bowmore, where each course will be perfectly paired with a malt whisky, showcasing each spirit’s unique flavour and versatility. The Albert, Kingston (16th February) Tickets £20
Whisky Masterclass with Lauren Mustard
Scotch aficionados can add even more cards to their hand with one-night only masterclass hosted by Lauren Mustard of Pernod Ricard – owners of The Glenlivet, Jameson and Chivas whiskies. Explore the flavours of these three famed favourites and learn the perfect way to blend them into creative concoctions. The Victoria, Surbiton (22nd February);; The Castle, Tooting (23rd February);; Rose & Crown, Wimbledon (8th
March) Tickets £10
Have you ever wondered what it takes to create one of the world’s best known whiskies? Spend the evening with the distilling masters from Glenfiddich and learn the secrets passed down through the generations. Guests will also be invited to create their own personal version of Glenfiddich to take home. Coat & Badge, Putney (16th February);; Dog & Fox, Wimbledon (23rd February);; Hand in Hand, Wimbledon (2nd
March) Tickets £10
More dates and events will be taking place, so find your local at www.youngs.co.uk. Tickets to each event are available from youngs.co.uk/events and geronimo-inns.co.uk/home/whatson or pop into your local and purchase direct. Get set to discover your whisky personality!
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