Taste, don't just drink!

We believe in trying new things and learning about them. What better way to do so than having a tasting with us, some quality libations and other likeminded souls?

It's about broadening horizons and quality, not quantity; drinking less but drinking better.

Our purpose-built tasting room can accommodate up to 30 people for our regular tasting nights as well as ad-hoc tastings for private groups. We can cater for hen and stag parties, birthdays, corporate gatherings and general events. We can also come to your office or workspace. We have run large-scale tastings and classes for up to 300 people at venues such as the Lighthouse and Kelvingrove Art Gallery.

Please get in touch for more information:

 

Forthcoming Events:

To buy tickets for any of the following tasting nights please pop into the store or call 0141 258 8427. All tasting tickets are limited and are offered on a first come, first served basis. Please note that tickets can not be reserved without payment and tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable.

New tastings are announced at the start of each month. There is usually a discount available on the bottles tried on the night.

Here is the full list of our currently available events:

January

Gin Tasting - Friday 5th January 2018 - SOLD OUT

January is traditionally a quiet month for the booze trade, but it's practically a racing certainty that we'll have a load of brand new gins to choose from for this tasting - the gin craze shows absolutely no sign of slowing down. Join us for an exploration of six botanical spirits, plus a tasty wee welcome cocktail.
Tickets £20 in advance. 7pm-9pm, at 23 Bath Street.

Rum Tasting - Saturday 6th January 2018 - ONE TICKET LEFT

With so many good rums to choose from, it's going to be difficult to narrow it down to just six of the best. But we'll try! We'll also mix up a fine rum based cocktail to welcome you to this event.
Tickets £25 in advance. 7pm-9pm, at 23 Bath Street.

Sparkling Wine Tasting - Sunday 7th January 2018

Grapes are tasty in their own right, grapes make lots of very fine still wines, but no grape can aspire to a higher destiny than to become sparkling wine. Or at least, that's what we'll be trying to prove this afternoon. Join us to try six of the best fizzy fermented grape drinks. You'll love it.
Tickets £20 in advance. 2pm-4pm, at 23 Bath Street.

Vodka Tasting - Thursday 11th January 2018

This is our once a year tasting dedicated to vodka, so grab your tickets while you can. We'll be sampling six of the best, some flavoured. some not, and we'll also prepare a top notch vodka cocktail to welcome you to the event.
Tickets £20 in advance. 7pm-9pm, at 23 Bath Street.

Brandy Tasting - Friday 12th January 2018

Join us as we explore six of the best Cognacs, Armagnacs, and other brandies from the fine selection on our shelves. This event only comes round once a year, so don't miss it!
Tickets £25 in advance. 7pm-9pm, at 23 Bath Street.

Old & Rare Whisky Tasting - Saturday 13th January 2018 - SOLD OUT

Writer and old whisky expert Angus MacRaild returns to bring us another six drams from the vaults. This is your opportunity to sample whiskies which may never be seen again.
Tickets £45 (CASH ONLY) in advance. 7pm-9pm, at 23 Bath Street.

Champagne Tasting - Sunday 14th January 2018

Champagne is changing, with many more small growers now making their way onto our shelves, offering a new take on a classic wine style. We'll sample six wines, featuring new players and established classics. Honestly, it's what Sunday afternoons were made for.
Tickets £35 in advance. 2pm-4pm, at 23 Bath Street.

Gin Tasting - Thursday 18th January 2018

When we were planning this event, we sat down and tried to work out how many different gins there are. Around the five hundred mark we decided it would be simpler to pick six of our current favourites and line them up for you, our esteemed customers, to try. Join us as we sample six of the best, plus a tasty wee welcome cocktail.
Tickets £20 in advance. 7pm-9pm, at 23 Bath Street.

Italian Wine Tasting - Saturday 20th January 2018 - ONE TICKET LEFT

We love the diversity of Italian wine; the endless grape varieties, the many different styles, their food-friendly nature. For this tasting we'll be trying out a selection of eight from those on our shelves at 105 West Nile Street and 21 Clarence Drive.
Tickets £20 in advance. 2pm-4pm, at 23 Bath Street.

Whisky Tasting - Friday 26th January 2018 - SOLD OUT

This is one of our own favourite events. A chance to sample six drams chosen from the new releases and the latest independent bottlings on our shelves, and enjoy a relaxed tasting of great whisky. If you are keen to learn more about Scotch, or you're just looking to try something new, then this event could be what you're looking for.
Tickets £25 in advance. 7pm-9pm, at 23 Bath Street.

The Good Cocktail Club - Saturday 27th January 2018

If you've never been to Cocktail Club then you should make it a resolution to change that! We'll demonstrate the making of three top class mixed drinks, specially devised for the event, then you'll have the pleasure of drinking them. We'll also be sampling some of the ingredients used and talking about how you can use them in your own cocktails.
Tickets £30 in advance. 7pm-9pm, at 23 Bath Street.

Gin Tasting - Sunday 28th January 2018 - SOLD OUT

We're ending the month as we started, with a gin tasting. Honestly, if we did a gin tasting twice a week, we'd still never get through all the new gins coming out. But we'll bravely soldier on... (Oh yes: six top notch gins, a classy cocktail, you know the drill).
Tickets £20 in advance. 2pm-4pm, at 23 Bath Street.

February

WSET Level 1 Award in Wines - Sunday 4th February 2018

If you are interested in wine and wish to broaden your knowledge, or you are beginning a career in wine, the Wine and Spirit Education Trust Level 1 Award in Wines is the ideal place to start.

This one day course covers the main styles of wines of the world and includes a practical tutored tasting of nine wines. More information about the course can be found here.

The WSET Level 1 course costs £140. Please email to book your place.