Like a tipple? Love to learn more about your favourite thirst quencher?
Bag today’s Big Deal on drinks masterclasses at Tennent’s Training Academy and learn the difference between your Martinis and Manhattans.
Or indeed your Mendozas and your Marlboroughs.
Increase your enjoyment
A little bit of knowledge increases your enjoyment and appreciation of your favourite drink.
Aimed at people who would like to know more about the contents of their glass, these masterclasses are fun and informal.
They are perfect for people who are new to the subject and will also appeal to those who already know a bit about their chosen drink.
Taking place over a variety of dates, there are four masterclasses to choose from.
Whether you are a whisky enthusiast or a newcomer to the world of the dram, you can expect to experience an incredible and in-depth insight into the world of whisky.
From the five famous Scottish whisky regions to fantastic guest whiskies from around the world, this masterclass will give you the chance to taste a number of sought after whiskies and increase your knowledge in an entertaining and informal environment.
Over two hours, you can look forward to five drams from an accredited whisky ambassador.
Whisky classes run from 6pm to 8pm on the 2nd, 10th and 25th June.
These informal evenings provide an ideal opportunity to taste and compare six different wines from around the world in a relaxed and informal environment.
Each tasting visits a different wine tasting region including Tuscany (Italy), Marlborough (New Zealand), Hunter Valley (Australia) and Mendoza (Argentina).
No wine tasting experience is required to take part in this wine masterclass, just a thirst to try different wines.
Wine classes run from 6pm to 8pm on 3rd and 16th June.
From the classics to new creations, the award-winning mixologists at Tennent’s Training Academy will guide you through the history and art of cocktail making.
Enjoy a cocktail on arrival and sip away while the experts show you how to recreate it.
Then step behind the fully stocked professional bar, and under the staff’s tutelage, grab your Boston shaker and give them a bash yourself.
To round off the night, use your new found knowledge to design, name and create your own unique serves. Sit back and enjoy your creations in the bar while you encourage, or heckle, your friends!
The class runs from 6pm to 8pm on 26th May, 17th June and 22nd July.
Stretch your sea legs and grab your pirate hat as this masterclass takes you on a rum tasting adventure through the Caribbean and beyond.
Learn about the fascinating history of rum and its famous associations with piracy and the British Navy, as well as the different styles and production processes.
Guests will sample six tots of rum like a professional, and learn how to make and taste some classic cocktails.
No prior rum experience is necessary, just a thirst to try new things.
The classes take place on the 6th and 17th of June, from 6pm to 8pm.
The tasting masterclasses at Tennent’s Training Academy have pleased many a guest. Taken from longer reviews, these comments were all made by smiling, happy people:
‘Another brilliant night. This is my third time attending the training academy’s cooking and cocktail night and each time just gets better… we then went through to meet Michaela the mixologist for some outstandingly good cocktails! Could not fault Lisa and the team at Tennent’s from the initial organisation of the event to being on hand for our every need on the night! Thanks you so much!’
‘Fantastic place. I recently visited the training academy to use a birthday gift I had been given last year… and we thoroughly enjoyed the day… we went into a cool wee bar and Michaela taught us to make three yummy cocktails. The day out was brilliant and I couldn’t recommend the place enough. They do lots of different classes and I will definitely be returning. A very well organised place :-)’
‘A birthday to remember. My colleagues took me to Tennent’s Training Academy for a surprise 40th birthday pirate themed rum party!! From the seamless way they “surprised” me through to the friendly, very knowledgeable host for our rum tasting session… we all had an absolute ball. We will all be back for sure and I would recommend it as an excellent venue for a birthday surprise that is a little different from the norm :-)’
Night out with friends
As the reviews above point out, these relaxed masterclasses would be ideal for a gift, a birthday celebration, a night out with a friend or a night out with all your chums.
And. of course, they are designed for the drink fan who wants to appreciate and learn more about the drink they like most.