Scotch 101

with Eat Drink Educate

Scotch Tasting Classes in Chicago

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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 (7)
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    Deborah M.

    Left 3 months ago
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    It was fun and interesting. The space was bit tight for the amount of people but nothing that could prevent you from having a good time

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    John H.

    Left 9 months ago
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    Extremely enjoyable class. Teacher was knowledgable, engaged and easy going. Great insights into Scotch for a complete beginner. Would absolutely recommend.

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    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"Elizabeth M.","created_at":"over 2 years","title_link":"\u003Cstrong\u003EScotch 101\u003C/strong\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"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. ","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"Neil R.","created_at":"over 2 years","title_link":"\u003Cstrong\u003EScotch 101\u003C/strong\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"Great job!! It was very clear that not only do you know what you are talking about but also have a passion for this material","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"Margaret M.","created_at":"over 2 years","title_link":"\u003Cstrong\u003EScotch 101\u003C/strong\u003E","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 (34)
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      Susan E.

      Left about 1 month ago
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      A Night at the Speak Easy was fun, informative, and tasty. It was interesting to learn a brief history of Prohibition and to taste some of the more popular drinks of the time. We also received tips on the tools needed for setting up a home bar and ingredients to use. All in all a fun night.

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      Sarah K.

      Left 4 months ago
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      Fun class!

      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"Daniella B.","created_at":"4 months","title_link":"\u003Ca href='/courses/fifty-shades-of-indulgence-with-eat-drink-educate'\u003E Fifty Shades of ... Indulgence \u003C/a\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"Amazing Class. My husband and I wanted to do something different for Valentines Day and we weren't disappointed. Very fun :)","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"Courtney N.","created_at":"5 months","title_link":"\u003Ca href='/courses/all-mixed-up-with-eat-drink-educate'\u003E All Mixed Up (Mixology 101) \u003C/a\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"We had a very small group and so lots of interaction with the teacher and the bartender. It was a fantastic time.","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"Kelsey W.","created_at":"7 months","title_link":"\u003Ca href='/courses/craft-beer-101-with-eat-drink-educate--2'\u003E Craft Beer 101 \u003C/a\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"Great class! We learned about how beer is made, some interesting historical tidbits, and what characteristics to look for when drinking different types. The teachers are very friendly and know their stuff. We tasted four different beers from across the spectrum which really illustrated what the differences are. I'm a total beginner when it comes to craft beer and I walked away with a good grasp of how it all works and what I like.","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"David B.","created_at":"8 months","title_link":"\u003Ca href='/courses/healthy-mixology-with-eat-drink-educate'\u003E Healthy Mixology \u003C/a\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"The class was very informative and the drinks were GREAT! Both my wife and I had a great time and would definitely recommend Dennis and his classes to anyone.\r\n\r\nWe got to try 4 drinks that I have never had before and would never think to make but we went out and bought the ingredients for them the next day because we enjoyed them so much. \r\n\r\nIf you are interested in learning more about liquor then check out one of Dennis's classes as he is very knowledgable and will answer any questions you have. We will definitely be returning!","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"Barbara S.","created_at":"about 1 year","title_link":"\u003Ca href='/courses/a-night-at-the-speak-easy-with-eat-drink-educate'\u003E A Night at the Speak Easy \u003C/a\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"Dennis hosted a private class for my sister's bachelorette party. It was fascinating to learn the history of Prohibition and the stories surrounding the making of the drinks! (And even more delicious to drink them!) He was an entertaining and knowledgeable teacher. We had an amazing time, and he and Bobby gave us instructions on how we might put together a few classic drinks from that era. Bobby was a fantastic bartender \u0026 we'll definitely be back at Maeve to have one of his signature manhattans!","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"Brittney L.","created_at":"about 1 year","title_link":"\u003Ca href='/courses/drink-like-a-mad-man-with-eat-drink-educate'\u003E Drink Like a Mad Man \u003C/a\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"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. ","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"Timmy O.","created_at":"over 1 year","title_link":"\u003Ca href='/courses/whiskey-101-with-eat-drink-educate--2'\u003E Whiskey 101 \u003C/a\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"A fun class, great whisky. Loved the value and the teacher was really knowledgable. ","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"Dimitri N.","created_at":"over 1 year","title_link":"\u003Ca href='/courses/whiskey-101-with-eat-drink-educate--2'\u003E Whiskey 101 \u003C/a\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"Great introductory class. Instructor was friendly and knowledgeable. Great atmosphere at a great location. Highly recommend. ","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"Kerri L.","created_at":"over 1 year","title_link":"\u003Ca href='/courses/singles-only-mixology-a-night-at-the-speakeasy-with-dennis-mclennand--2'\u003E SINGLES ONLY! Mixology: A Night at the Speakeasy {WOMEN SIGN-UP} \u003C/a\u003E","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-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"Courtney N.","created_at":"over 1 year","title_link":"\u003Ca href='/courses/singles-only-mixology-a-night-at-the-speakeasy-with-dennis-mclennand--2'\u003E SINGLES ONLY! Mixology: A Night at the Speakeasy {WOMEN SIGN-UP} \u003C/a\u003E","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-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"John S.","created_at":"over 1 year","title_link":"\u003Ca href='/courses/singles-only-mixology-a-night-at-the-speakeasy-male-sign-up-with-dennis-mclennand'\u003E SINGLES ONLY! Mixology: A Night at the Speakeasy {MALE SIGN-UP!} \u003C/a\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"Very fun class with good booze.","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"Amanda L.","created_at":"over 1 year","title_link":"\u003Ca href='/courses/singles-only-mixology-a-night-at-the-speakeasy-with-dennis-mclennand--2'\u003E SINGLES ONLY! Mixology: A Night at the Speakeasy {WOMEN SIGN-UP} \u003C/a\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"I'd rather not share something publicly.","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"Benjamin D.","created_at":"about 2 years","title_link":"\u003Ca href='/courses/summer-craft-cocktails-with-eat-drink-educate'\u003E Summer Craft Cocktails at Eugenie Terrace \u003C/a\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"Great class learned to make a few new drinks, learned a bit of history behind each drink and history of liquor in general.","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"Briana J.","created_at":"about 2 years","title_link":"\u003Ca href='/courses/martinis-shaken-vs-stirred-with-eat-drink-educate'\u003E Martinis: Shaken vs. Stirred \u003C/a\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"Learned about my new favorite drink....French 75!","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"Kelsey W.","created_at":"about 2 years","title_link":"\u003Ca href='/courses/martinis-shaken-vs-stirred-with-eat-drink-educate'\u003E Martinis: Shaken vs. Stirred \u003C/a\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"Awesome class as always. Fun, positive environment, with tasty drinks and great information.","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"Janie J.","created_at":"about 2 years","title_link":"\u003Ca href='/courses/a-night-at-the-speak-easy-with-eat-drink-educate'\u003E A Night at the Speak Easy \u003C/a\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"The entire class was amazing. My instructor and the mixologist were incredibly knowledgable, funny, and entertaining. We walked away with some insight to the 1920s as well as a delicious drink menu.","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"Lauren M.","created_at":"about 2 years","title_link":"\u003Ca href='/courses/drink-like-a-mad-man-with-eat-drink-educate'\u003E Drink Like a Mad Man \u003C/a\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"Great location, great class. ","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"Megan H.","created_at":"about 2 years","title_link":"\u003Ca href='/courses/drink-like-a-mad-man-with-eat-drink-educate'\u003E Drink Like a Mad Man \u003C/a\u003E","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}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"Kelsey W.","created_at":"over 2 years","title_link":"\u003Ca href='/courses/fifty-shades-of-indulgence-with-eat-drink-educate'\u003E Fifty Shades of ... Indulgence \u003C/a\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"Great friendly atmosphere, interesting background info, and the cocktails were fantastic. Price can't be beat for what you get.","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"https://dabbledoneright-production.s3.amazonaws.com/production/uploads/user/photo/118181/thumb_profile-photo-placeholder.jpg","reviewer_name":"Dabble Student","created_at":"over 2 years","title_link":"\u003Ca href='/courses/all-mixed-up-with-eat-drink-educate'\u003E All Mixed Up (Mixology 101) \u003C/a\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"\"- Great instructor who was really passionate of the work he does.\r\n- Great drink selection to teach (esp the Mint Julip)\"","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"https://dabbledoneright-production.s3.amazonaws.com/production/uploads/user/photo/118181/thumb_profile-photo-placeholder.jpg","reviewer_name":"Dabble Student","created_at":"over 2 years","title_link":"\u003Ca href='/courses/drink-like-a-mad-man-with-eat-drink-educate'\u003E Drink Like a Mad Man \u003C/a\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"Great information and drinks!","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"https://dabbledoneright-production.s3.amazonaws.com/production/uploads/user/photo/118181/thumb_profile-photo-placeholder.jpg","reviewer_name":"Dabble Student","created_at":"over 2 years","title_link":"\u003Ca href='/courses/drink-like-a-mad-man-with-eat-drink-educate'\u003E Drink Like a Mad Man \u003C/a\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"Great teacher! The class had order, humor, history. I liked the intimate space and the selected beverages","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"https://dabbledoneright-production.s3.amazonaws.com/production/uploads/user/photo/118181/thumb_profile-photo-placeholder.jpg","reviewer_name":"Dabble Student","created_at":"over 2 years","title_link":"\u003Ca href='/courses/tequila-101-with-eat-drink-educate'\u003E Tequila 101 \u003C/a\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"Small class size, lots of interaction, taste tests","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"https://dabbledoneright-production.s3.amazonaws.com/production/uploads/user/photo/118181/thumb_profile-photo-placeholder.jpg","reviewer_name":"Dabble Student","created_at":"over 2 years","title_link":"","positive":true,"review_content":"Lots of good information, open discussions","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"https://dabbledoneright-production.s3.amazonaws.com/production/uploads/user/photo/118181/thumb_profile-photo-placeholder.jpg","reviewer_name":"Dabble Student","created_at":"over 2 years","title_link":"\u003Ca href='/courses/craft-beer-101-with-eat-drink-educate'\u003E Craft Beer 101 \u003C/a\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"small group setting, very interactive. teacher was very engaging and knowledgable.","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"https://dabbledoneright-production.s3.amazonaws.com/production/uploads/user/photo/118181/thumb_profile-photo-placeholder.jpg","reviewer_name":"Dabble Student","created_at":"over 2 years","title_link":"\u003Ca href='/courses/craft-beer-101-with-eat-drink-educate'\u003E Craft Beer 101 \u003C/a\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"Very informative, excellent choice of speaker.","teacher_response":null}
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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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