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Stowfolk Feb 3, 2014 08:48 AM

I'm trying to set up a Whiskey Tasting for my Husband's birthday, I've checked a few bars no one seems to do it, or failing that we could get someone in home- HELP!

  1. black_lab Feb 4, 2014 10:26 AM

    If a non bar setting is OK, I'd try Gordon's in Waltham. They have an extensive learning program and tasting room, as well as a huge selection. A friend went to a scotch seminar there which focused on single malts and was very pleased. I believe they also offer private classes, but not sure about in home.

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      pathfinder Feb 4, 2014 06:03 AM

      Citizen does have a great selection. Joy, Sean or Mike would all be great.

      Another option would be Urban Grape. TJ has an interesting selection and I am sure would love to put something special together.

      1. MeffaBabe Feb 3, 2014 01:46 PM

        Try Bully Boys Distillery in Boston. They do tours and maybe tastings. Local company with great spirits.

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          TimTamGirl Feb 4, 2014 04:53 AM

          I don't know about their other products, but their whiskey is frankly terrible and I would never, ever recommend it - especially not for a focused tasting session.

          I will strongly second the Citizen Public recommendation. Their cellar and knowledge are both vast, and if there are any non-whiskey-fanatics in your group (fools) they would have a very solid wine and cocktail menu to play with. The food's pretty great too. It won't give you the distillery experience, obviously, but that's almost impossible to find locally anyway; in every other way, Citizen feels like a good fit.

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          tdaaa Feb 3, 2014 12:48 PM

          Cambridge center for adult ed has several whiskey courses on rotation. My wife and I did an American whiskey course a few years ago, and they also do a variety of scotch courses.

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            ColoradoXJ13 Feb 3, 2014 12:32 PM

            Citizen has one of the best Whiskey selections in town, check with them.

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              Science Chick Feb 3, 2014 01:00 PM

              Yes, it looks like they offer "flights" for tasting that change weekly. Thanks for pointing this out, as I may have to investigate too! Looks like Hops and Scotch in Coolidge Corner may also do this.

            2. Science Chick Feb 3, 2014 12:17 PM

              Whiskey Guild has a tasting cruise every year.....don't know if that meets your timetable though:
              http://whiskyguild.com/

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                shutterbugRI Feb 3, 2014 11:43 AM

                Whiskeyri holds whiskey tastings at various bars and restaurants in the Providence area. Depending on where you live, Providence is an easy ride down Route 95 South.

                I grew up in Boston and now live in the Providence area.
                Some people are aghast that I drive home after a family get together in Boston, especially if it is late at night. I assure them it is only a 45-minlute drive. Something about crossing a state line conjures up great distances.

                Whiskyri's next tasting is this month at the lovely Waterman Grille located on the Seekonk River in Providence.

                http://www.whiskyri.com

                The December Whiskyri tasting was held at the recently opened New Harvest Coffee and Spirits. This elegant little establishment has a fine selection of whiskies. It bills itself as a speakeasy in the evening.

                https://www.facebook.com/newharvestpr...

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                  huuvola Feb 3, 2014 08:53 AM

                  Joe Howell, the owner of Federal Wine & Spirits, may have a recommendation for someone who could do an in-home tasting. http://www.federalwine.com

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