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

Premium Whisky Tasting - Friday 18th January 2019 - SOLD OUT

Once or twice a year we like to open up the cabinet and bring out some of the high end, rare drams. Join us to sample six of the finest we have to offer.
Tickets £50 in advance. 7-9pm at 23 Bath Street.

Gin Tasting - Saturday 19th January 2019 - SOLD OUT

There have been so many new gin distilleries opening up in the last few years that you could come to all three of our January gin tastings and never taste anything you'd had before. In fact, you should do that.
Tickets £20 in advance. 7-9pm at 23 Bath Street.

Gin Tasting - Thursday 24th January 2019 - SOLD OUT

Our third gin tasting of January (although we will add another one if these three sell out) will feature six fine gins, as well as a tasty gin cocktail.
Tickets £20 in advance. 7-9pm at 23 Bath Street.

West End Whisky Tasting - Friday 25th January 2019

We can't promise haggis, but there will be a very fine selection of six drams from our shelves at 21 Clarence Drive - a great way to celebrate Burns Night. Please note that this event will take place at Partickhill Bowling & Community Club.
Tickets £25 in advance. 7-9pm at Partickhill Bowling & Community Club, 46 Partickhill Road, G11 5BY.

Tequila & Mezcal Tasting - Saturday 26th January 2019 - SOLD OUT

Join us as we sample six Mexican spirits and explore the many delights of Tequila and Mezcal. We love agave!
Tickets £25 in advance. 7-9pm at 23 Bath Street.

Champagne Tasting - Sunday 27th January 2019 - ONE TICKET LEFT

In this Sunday afternoon event we'll be tasting six champagnes and exploring the intricacies of the champagne method, the history of the region, and the glamorous allure of a glass of "the king of wines, the wine of kings".
Tickets £35 in advance. 2-4pm at 23 Bath Street.

February

Gin Tasting - Friday 1st February 2019

Gin tastings are our most popular event, so if you are planning on coming along, be sure and book your ticket early. We'll be tasting six varied and interesting gins, and mixing a fine welcome cocktail too.
Tickets £25 in advance. 7-9pm at 23 Bath Street.

WSET Level 1 Award in Wines - Sunday 3rd February 2019

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 Pieter Rosenthal to book your place.

Rum Tasting - Friday 8th February 2019

Join us a we sample six rums from around the world (We used to say, 'from the Caribbean and beyond', but the rum category is so diverse these days that they could be from almost anywhere. In fact, the odds are good we'll have some new Scottish rum to try).
Tickets £25 in advance. 7-9pm at 23 Bath Street.

Old & Rare Whisky Tasting - Saturday 9th February 2019

On Saturday the 7th of February we'll be welcoming back Angus MacRaild for another Rare Whisky Tasting. However, this will be a extra special event showcasing some of the remarkable whiskies Angus will be exhibiting at the Whisky Show Old & Rare later in the month on the 23rd and 24th of February. Tickets will be priced for this tasting at £130 to reflect the value and scarcity of some of the extraordinary and historic drams in the lineup. Each of the bottles in this tasting represents a beautiful and extinct style of Scotch whisky no longer produced today. Many of them are totally unrepeatable making this a once in a lifetime opportunity to taste these whiskies. For full details of the drams to be tasted see our Facebook event page.
Tickets £130 (+£1.50 booking fee) in advance. 7-9pm at 23 Bath Street.

WSET Level 1 Award in Spirits - Sunday 10th February 2019

For individuals new to the subject, this qualification offers a hands-on introduction to the world of spirits. You’ll explore the main styles and types of spirits through sight, smell, and taste to develop an understanding of the key factors affecting flavours and aromas. More information about the course can be found here.
The WSET Level 1 course costs £160. Please email Pieter Rosenthal to book your place.

Natural Wine Tasting - Friday 15th February 2019

The most exciting, the most diverse, and (definitely!) the most difficult to understand category in wine today - we'll be sampling eight exciting examples and trying to throw some light on it all. Tickets £20 in advance. 7-9pm at 23 Bath Street.

Gin Tasting - Saturday 16th February 2019

Who knows how many new gin distilleries will have popped up between the writing of these words and the event itself? Not us, but we'll be doing our best to source six of the newest and shiniest for you to try.
Tickets £25 in advance. 7-9pm at 23 Bath Street.

Whisky Tasting - Friday 22nd February 2019

If you're in town early for the Old & Rare Whisky Show at the weekend, why not join us for our regular tasting of new releases, indie bottlings, and interesting whiskies? A relaxed event, and a great way to enjoy a dram or six.
Tickets £25 in advance. 7-9pm at 23 Bath Street.

The Good Cocktail Club - Saturday 23rd February 2019

Cocktail Club returns from its post-Christmas siesta with a full program of new drinks, expert demonstrations, and tasty samples.
Tickets £30 in advance. 7-9pm at 23 Bath Street.