Spirit Tastings

How well do you know your spirits? After a fascinating workshop with us, you will be an expert on liquor! Plumb the sparkling depths of artisan gin, learn how to craft the most delectable rum cocktails in the world, and develop your tastebuds' ability to tell different varieties of fine aged whiskey apart even when you are wearing a blindfold.

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$
35
34
/ Person
Albufeira, Faro District, Portugal
Duration:
4 H
In the Algarve there is much more to discover than just the gorgeous beaches! Enjoy a half day off the beaten path 4 x 4 safari jeep tour around Albufeira and discover the Algarve's ... morestunning countryside with your experienced driver and guide. During your adventure off road you will drive along orange groves and dense forests of cork oak, and discover the secret gems of the Algarve. Visit picturesque local villages where time stands still, visit a Moorish castle, enjoy a waterfall and swim in a local river, stop at a small organic farm to taste the famous strong spirit also known as ‘firewater’, taste homemade local liquors and honey, learn the customs and traditions of local villages with a highly professional and friendly guide, who knows all about the local history, nature, and the local landscape. A truly fun and memorable experience for families, individuals and groups!

Highlights of this tour are beautiful landscapes, regional architecture and gastronomical tastes of Algarve. One of the can't-miss experiences of this tour is the gastronomical tasting of honey, as well as the visit of an old firewater distillery and tasting of Portugal's famous Medronho fruit brandy.

We are a dynamic and dedicated team specialized in jeep safari tours with an extensive knowledge of the region, its geography and the local traditions. Most of all, we never miss the best places of interest, the gastronomy, the fauna and flora. We have over 10 years of experience and we speak several languages.
$
76
57
/ Person
Milano, Lombardia, Italy
Duration:
3 H
A holiday in Milan is incomplete without sampling the mouth-watering cuisine it has to offer. The ideal way to accomplish this is the expansive, 3-hour Food Tour of Brera, which is ... morethe oldest neighborhood in Milan, steeped in history and quaint old world charm!

A guide will take you to six different places so you can taste the most delicious and scrumptious food as you learn fascinating trivia and historical facts about food and dining in Milan, including that of the Brera area and how it has evolved. The tour begins with a visit to a locally run pastry shop for some yummy Italian cream rolls, which is considered to be the best in town. Once you fall in love with the recipe (you will!), you can ask the guide about how to bake it at home.

After the pastry shop, we will begin our stroll in the fascinating Brera district and jump into a real temple for food lovers; there, surrounded by hung hams, you'll taste two different Italian cold cuts and learn how are they made. You will also have the opportunity to taste a new version of the famous Risotto alla Milanese prepared by one of the most historical gastronomic shop in Milan.

During the next part of the tour you will visit the Pastificio Moscova, where you will taste two kinds of special meatballs – once a poor recipe, now a treat - and a traditional Italian dish: Melanzane alla Parmigiana. Our recommendation is not to miss out on any of those delectable preparations!

You will also experience Aperitivo, a genuine Northern Italian tradition. Leave room for yet another refreshing Italian concoction called Grappa – it is literally poured onto the palate so you can perfectly taste the fruity flavor, while learning about its distillation and aging process. 

The tour concludes with the captivating history of the Italian Gelato that you get to eat while walking around at leisure. Rest assured this is one Food Tour you will hold memorable for the rest of your life!
Rio De Janeiro, State Of Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Duration:
4,5 H
Cachaça is a Brazilian distilled spirit similar to rum made from fermented sugarcane juice and aged in oak barrels. Cachaça is the most popular distilled alcoholic beverage ... morein Brazil ... it's used in Caipirinha's Brazil's most famous cocktail!

On this tour get to know the art of making real cachaça! Learn about the fermentation process and taste different types of local cachaças and liqueurs. This unique cachaça distillery tour on the west side of Rio de Janeiro where the small sugar cane plantations are located is a must while visiting Brazil. On this 5-hour small-group tour, a local guide will take you to learn about the fermentation and distillation processes involved with making cachaca. After tasting different kinds of cachaça and local fruit liqueurs, relax and take in the stunning views of the surrounding Atlantic Forest.

You will be picked up at 10am from your accommodation in central Rio de Janeiro and will be driven to Barra da Tijuca and then to Guaratiba, the drive takes around 1 hour where during this time your guide and cachaca expert will explain you the history of the sugar plantation in Brazil. As soon as you arrive at the cachaca distillery you will have a time to admire and take in the amazing mountain views that surround you.

At the start of the tour you will visit the sugar cane plantation and learn more about this plant, after the guide will explain the special technique to cut it off, then the fermentation process. Feel free to ask questions about the process. The most interesting thing is the special pot still that creates an unique spirit with really low levels of copper resulting in an outstanding taste. Afterward, your guide will take you to the maturation room where old oak barrels already used to mature scotch whisky, gives a distinctive flavor to the cachaças.

At the end of this amazing experience, guests will be able to relax in the bar and taste different cachaças aged for 2, 4, 6, 12 and 18 years and also some unique fruit liquors made with white cachaça. After your tasting, your guide will take you back to your central accommodation in Rio de Janeiro.
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Duration:
5 H
Spend the day enjoying the amazing beaches of the west side of Rio de Janeiro. You'll visit Recreio, Prainha and Grumari beaches and then end your day with a visit to the cachaçaria ... moreMaxi Cana to discover the art of making Brazil's most famous distilled spirit cachaça.

Cachaça is a Brazilian distilled spirit similar to rum made from fermented sugarcane juice and aged in oak barrels. Cachaça is the most popular distilled alcoholic beverage in Brazil ... it's used in Caipirinha's Brazil's most famous cocktail!

On this tour get to know the art of making real cachaça! Learn about the fermentation process and taste different types of local cachaças and liqueurs. This unique cachaça distillery tour on the west side of Rio de Janeiro where the small sugar cane plantations are located is a must while visiting Brazil. On this 5-hour small-group tour, a local guide will take you to learn about the fermentation and distillation processes involved with making cachaca.

Your cachaca expert will explain you the history of the sugar plantation in Brazil. As soon as you arrive at the cachaca distillery you will have a time to admire and take in the amazing mountain views that surround you.

At the start of the tour you will visit the sugar cane plantation and learn more about this plant, after the guide will explain the special technique to cut it off, then the fermentation process. Feel free to ask questions about the process. The most interesting thing is the special pot still that creates an unique spirit with really low levels of copper resulting in an outstanding taste. Afterward, your guide will take you to the maturation room where old oak barrels already used to mature scotch whisky, gives a distinctive flavor to the cachaças.

At the end of this amazing experience, guests will be able to relax in the bar and taste different cachaças aged for 2, 4, 6, 12 and 18 years and also some unique fruit liquors made with white cachaça. After your tasting, your guide will take you back to your central accommodation in Rio de Janeiro.
$
150
/ Person
Edmonds, Washington, United States
Duration:
3 H
Looking for a truly fun and unique experience? Do you enjoy learning new things? Are you a Gin enthusiast? If you answered yes then this gin making GINiology class is for you! ... more

Located just 30 minutes outside of Seattle, send an interesting evening finding out exactly which gin is right for you. Which unique blend best represents your style. You will also learn about the history and production of gin, while enjoying a couple of classic Gin cocktails. Taste the many independent flavors used to make most gins in the world. What does orris root taste like when isolated from other flavors? What about elderflower, or cucumber?

Create your own personal botanical recipe which you can take home with you! If you could make your perfect gin, what would you include? What would you exclude? In addition to the standard juniper flavor (big or minimalist), do I want my gin to have: Heat? Citrus? Spice? Floral notes? This personal gin experience represents who you are as a gin fan!

A truly unique experience where you can craft your own gin with personalized assistance in an intimate group environment and even take it home that evening! You can also reorder your gin recipe at any time (and why wouldn’t you, because yours is the best ever).
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29
45
/ Person
Antwerp, Flanders, Belgium
Duration:
2 H
Interested in a wide range of tastings from whiskey to rum to gin. We can organize a completely personalized spirit tastings. We can also organize a cognac tasting or a daring tequila ... moreand mezcal tasting. For example, do you want to immerse yourself in a certain Scottish whiskey region, do you want a tasting that focuses on Japanese whiskey, or do you want to discover exclusive premium gins with matching tonics? A cocktail tasting where age-old cocktails are perfectly prepared and explained in detail is also possible. Every tasting is customizable to your liking and preference.

You will get a professional explanation of the history, origin, taste, and characteristics of the spirits of your choice. After the tasting, you will receive a personalized booklet containing the tasted spirits, followed by their main notes of taste. We also attach great importance to current and emerging trends.
$
29
45
/ Person
Antwerp, Flanders, Belgium
Duration:
2 H
Rum is best known as the basis for various world-famous cocktails. Just think of the Daiquiri, Mojito, Mai Tai or Cuba Libre. Rum is less known as a spirit to taste on its own compared ... morewith whiskey or cognac. However, there are a lot of quality, matured rums that are equally good and usually better drunk alone than to be used in a cocktail. 

At the start of the rum tasting, we give a historical introduction about rum. Afterwards, the main rum-producing regions and the geographical diversity of rum will be discussed. Next, we discuss various distillation and preparation techniques that are used to produce rum and we look at the influence of this on taste. Terms such as rhum agricole, molasses, demerara or solera know no more secrets for you after the rum tasting. Afterwards, the rum tasting can really start and we start testing!

As with a whiskey tasting, our assortment can also be tailored to your rum tastings. For groups that have little or no knowledge of rum, we offer as a starter range of basic types of rum, so that you get a good overview of the extensive world of rums and the tasting will end with a classic rum cocktail. If you are already familiar with rum, the range will be adjusted and more exclusive rums will be discussed.

After the rum tasting, you have the opportunity to purchase the tasted rums. 

Cheers!
$
29
45
/ Person
Antwerp, Flanders, Belgium
Duration:
2 H
It is pretty clear - gin is very hip these days. Everywhere new gin (tonic) creations are popping up. To get yourself familiar with the latest gin and tonic trends - a gin tasting ... moreis the easiest and best way to bring you up to speed. 

During your gin tasting, you will have the opportunity to taste 9 gins. A number of basic types of gin are tasted purely to distinguish the taste nuances. In addition, 3 gins are served with a matching tonics and accompanied with botanicals as the ideal method of preparing the perfect gin and tonic is explained.

At the start of the gin tasting, a historical introduction of gin is given. Thereafter distillation techniques and the different types of gin are discussed. Terms like distilled gin, London Dry gin and New Western Dry gin will now mean something to you after this gin tasting.

After the gin tasting, you have the opportunity to purchase the tasted gins and tonics. Additionally, a guide to making the perfect gin tonic by choosing the best corresponding tonic, garnishes, and botanicals will be distributed to all participants after your tasting.

Cheers!
$
29
45
/ Person
Antwerp, Flanders, Belgium
Duration:
2 H
Whiskey, by far the most famous liquor, is drunk all over the world. Often whiskey is identified with Scotland. Not entirely unjustified, since this is the most drunk whiskey and also ... morein the supermarkets mainly Scotch whiskey can be found. A whiskey tasting can continue from 25 euros per person.

The world of whiskeys, however, goes far beyond Scotland alone. Countries like the US, Ireland, Canada and Japan also have a famous reputation when it comes to whiskey. In order to contain this multitude of whiskey types, whiskey tasting is an ideal activity.

The whiskey tasting will start off with a historical introduction of the spirit. Next, we discuss various distillation and preparation techniques used to produce whiskey and look at its influence on taste. Terms such as pot still, single malt, Speyside or Islay will no longer be a secret to you after this whiskey tasting. Afterwards, the whiskey tasting can really begin and the tasting starts.

The assortment of whiskey provided for this tasting can be tailor-made. For groups that have little or no knowledge of whiskey, we offer as an introductory package with an assortment of whiskeys from all over the world ranging from Scottish and Irish blended or single malt whisk(e)y's to American Rye's and Japanese whiskeys.

If the group already has knowledge of whiskey, you can decide for yourself what you want to include during the tasting. For example, you can opt to taste single malts from the Scottish Highlands. More specifically, only whiskeys from the Speyside region of at least 18 years old, a full range of Japanese whiskeys or a range of whiskeys from lesser-known regions such as India, South Africa or even Belgium. Combinations are also possible. In other words, the package is fully customizable to your wishes.

After the whiskey tasting, you have the opportunity to purchase the tasted bottles. There is also a menu book in which all these bottles are mentioned again with their main data and tasting notes.

Cheers!
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