Friday, April 24, 2009

Whisky education @ WSU

Today I got the opportunity to "lecture" about whisky at Washington State University. What fun!

I had a classroom full of students (all over 21 of course) taking a sensory class in food sciences who were excited to learn more about scotch whisky! With powerpoint, glasses and a couple of whiskies in hand, I discussed the differences between bourbon, scotch, and rye and then how to make the lovely spirit of scotch. I talked about how best to taste it and the five regions. Amateur stuff, but all-in-all a great primer for the young scotch enthusiast.