Scotch 101

with Eat Drink Educate

Scotch Tasting Classes in Chicago

Medium_scotch

Class Info

Join one of Chicago's own Experts in learning about Scotch!

They call Scotch the granddaddy of whiskey because it's rough and tumble, been around forever and after a few glasses it makes anyone feel like they're ready to give wise life advice.

Which is why, of course, it's our drink of choice. And while we love Scotch for all it's cultured goodness, without the proper guidance and knowledge it can be a bit scary (and not very tasty).

We'll take you by the hand and walk you through the basics and finer points of Scotch so you can make the right choices. Expect to taste 4 very different profiles of Scotch and in the process learn:

- The history and stories behind each brand
- The lexicon of Scotch terminology, and what questions to ask before ordering
- A few choice garnishes, pairings and suggestions for serving.
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Prerequisites

Must be 21. Class starts promptly at 7pm.



Course Reviews (4)
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    Adrianne H.

    Left about 1 year ago
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    So much fun! Relaxed, not snobby.

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    Elizabeth M.

    Left about 1 year ago
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    I'm not really a fan of scotch but I hoped to leave with a better understanding and appreciation for it and that definitely happened. I still prefer bourbon, though.

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    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Margaret M.","created_at":"about 1 year","title_link":"<strong>Scotch 101</strong>","positive":true,"review_content":"This was my second class Dennis at Eat Drink Educate. He has a wealth of knowledge about liquor and can generally answer any question you throw at him. The atmosphere of the class is always lighthearted, you don't need to be a scotch snob to take it. Overall, a fun hour and a half, totally worth it.","teacher_response":null}

    Other Teacher Reviews (25)
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      Brittney L.

      Left 8 days ago
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      This was a really great class - we not only drank a variety of different Mad Men - era drinks, we learned a lot about the interesting history behind each drink.

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      Timmy O.

      Left 26 days ago
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      A fun class, great whisky. Loved the value and the teacher was really knowledgable.

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      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Kerri L.","created_at":"about 1 month","title_link":"<a href='/courses/singles-only-mixology-a-night-at-the-speakeasy-with-dennis-mclennand--2'> SINGLES ONLY! Mixology: A Night at the Speakeasy {WOMEN SIGN-UP} </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"The Mixology portion of the class was really fun. Learning the history behind the drinks we were sampling definitely made the evening interesting! As for the \"singles\" part I was a little disappointed in that. I ended up being paired with a guy nearly 10 years younger than me. I completed the questionnaire prior to the event, but felt that none of the things I put on it were really considered. The evening was still fun and the people I met were very cool. But I felt a little weird about how the \"pairing\" was done. It left me with a lot of questions about the \"fixup\" process. Anyhow, it was overall a very fun night and I would totally do a Dabble class again (not sure I'd do a singles event though.) ;)","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Courtney N.","created_at":"2 months","title_link":"<a href='/courses/singles-only-mixology-a-night-at-the-speakeasy-with-dennis-mclennand--2'> SINGLES ONLY! Mixology: A Night at the Speakeasy {WOMEN SIGN-UP} </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"This was a great class, we learned a lot both about mixology and history and everyone who attended seemed like they were there to have fun and were ready to learn","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"John S.","created_at":"2 months","title_link":"<a href='/courses/singles-only-mixology-a-night-at-the-speakeasy-male-sign-up-with-dennis-mclennand'> SINGLES ONLY! Mixology: A Night at the Speakeasy {MALE SIGN-UP!} </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"Very fun class with good booze.","teacher_response":null}
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      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Megan H.","created_at":"12 months","title_link":"<a href='/courses/drink-like-a-mad-man-with-eat-drink-educate'> Drink Like a Mad Man </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"Part history class, part night on the town. A fun way to learn about good drinks. You'll try something new, and maybe never go back. ","teacher_response":null}
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      1325 W Wrightwood Avenue

      Chicago, IL 60614

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      Dennis Mclennand has been in the restaurant and hospitality industry for over 20 years. He started this journey at some of the most prestigious restaurants on the island of Palm Beach, Forida. He brought this knowledge and experience to Chicago 7 years ago when he joined the team of skilled professionals at Eat, Drink, Educate. Dennis has always enjoyed the art of guiding guests choices either for drinks or dining, and finds great joy in turning guests onto something new. Dennis prides himself on his fun and interactive classes... so expect to have fun, participate, and of course, learn a lot.


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