Virtual whiskey tastings can focus on a specific region such as Scotland or Ireland and explore the history of the local distilleries and the whiskies they produce.
“Bring your own” virtual whiskey tastings require attendees to supply their own whiskey, and are typically less expensive than tastings that provide the samples.
Some vendors are able to provide customized tasting kits that feature a corporate logo and branding.
The different types of whiskey include Irish, Scotch, Japanese, Canadian, bourbon, Tennessee, rye, blended, and single malt.
In addition to the tasting, some companies also demonstrate how to create cocktails using different types of whiskey.
Attendees don’t need special glasses to taste the whiskey. White wine glasses work or anything with a slight tulip shape.
Tastings usually progress from the lightest whiskey to the richest or most heavily flavored. Keep in mind that the lighter the color does not necessarily mean the lighter the flavor.
Whiskey vs. whisky: Irish- and American-made whiskeys use the “e” in the spelling of whiskey, while the Scots and distillers in Canada and Japan do not.