At the core of all good cocktails are the spirits that we love, but what are they and how are they made? Are they the devil's blood or well-crafted pieces of art? From the earliest days of alchemy to the current boom in micro-distilling, we'll uncover where this all came from, the arduous journey it has been through and what is happening today. Spirits covered in Part One include: vodka, gin, rum, tequila and and liqueurs.
This course is designed to be an introduction for those who want to learn how to enjoy the culinary pleasures of spirits and understand what is actually going on in the glass and the bottle. You'll walk out a more well-informed consumer and one step closer to a true connoisseur. It includes a tasting of spirits in different categories, with no food.