Monday, August 26, 2019


Waitrose, has announced the launch of a new ‘at-home’ tutored whisky tasting experience.

Following on from the success of its Gin O’ Clock tastings, the new Discover Whisky experience, from Waitrose Wine Tasting at Home, will let consumers discover new and exciting whiskies from around the world.

Waitrose launches new whisky tasting experience

The two-hour guided masterclass, involves a Waitrose whisky specialist bringing a selection of five whiskies from the Makers Mark, Jim Beam, Suntory, Highland Park and Laphroaig distillery’s, straight to the customers door.

The whisky specialist will start the tasting by offering guests the chance to taste the spirit neat whilst talking through the history behind the spirit and how to prepare it. Guests will then be shown how to make three simple cocktails, pair the whiskies with sodas, then conclude with a chocolate and cheese food pairing.

Commenting on the news, Andrew Riding, Drinks Experience Manager at Waitrose Wine Tasting at Home said: “We’re thrilled to be bringing a truly memorable experience to people’s homes. Whisky is a drink that is often enjoyed with a fizzy accompaniment, with some finding the drink overpowering. This tasting shows just how versatile whisky can be by showing guests simple and delicious cocktails and delicious food pairings.”

The new Discover Whisky experience, from Waitrose Wine Tasting at Home, costs £400.00 for a party of six to ten people. For more information and to book your tasting visit:

Posted by Steve Rush