The Whisky Exchange adds online tasting programme

The team at The Whisky Exchange is aiming to keep spirits lovers entertained at home with a series of online tastings and talks.

Viewers can taste along with the team by purchasing a specially-curated Perfect Measure sample pack for each session from thewhiskyexchange.com in advance.

May is World Whisky month at The Whisky Exchange and the tastings will be focusing on countries less well-known for making whisky, featuring cameos from some of the industry’s biggest names. It is also Cinco de Mayo and so the retailer will be celebrating with Mexico’s national drinks.

The series of events will kick off on May 7 with the company’s ambassador Billy Abbot, who will host a live tasting session with whiskies from distilleries around the world, including India’s Amrut and Japan’s Miyagikyo.

The weekend will feature a celebration of Mexican spirits starting on May 9 when the retailer’s head buyer Dawn Davies MW will be leading a tasting of her favourite tequilas and mezcals.

On May 14, Israeli distiller Milk & Honey will give whisky fans the chance to try its new Classic Single Malt Whisky (yet to be released in the UK) in a tasting led by head distiller, Tomer Goren.

Continuing with the focus on world whisky, Indian distillery Paul John’s head distiller, Michael D’Souza, will lead an immersive tasting live from the distillery in Goa, India, on May 21.

To finish world whisky month, on May 28, James Bowker, ambassador for Japanese whisky master Suntory, will take viewers through some of the distiller’s most famed releases.

Details of upcoming and past tastings, as well as all the tasting packs, can be found online on The Whisky Exchange’s Virtual Tastings page.

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