Saturdays: Sip + Savor – A Blind Spirits Tasting at The Mob Museum
This is a timed event. Please select both time and date when signing up online.
Interested in learning more about liquor?
Museum educators will guide a blind spirits tasting while sharing a lesson on the history of Prohibition. Learn how the spirits are made, what flavor profiles are associated with each and come away with some tasting tips that will really impress your friends next time you’re at the bar.
The four spirits to be tasted include gin, rum, bourbon and Scotch—all of which were popular liquors during Prohibition. Rum and Scotch whisky were illegally imported into the United States from overseas, while bourbon and gin were domestically made and bootlegged during Prohibition.
During this event, learn how the (legal) distillation process works, and test yourself to see if you can correctly identify gin from rum, and Scotch from bourbon without knowing which is which.
Do you know how to nose a spirit? Do you know what flavors to look for? Can you tell the difference between gin and rum, without knowing which is which? Or do you prefer to keep it simple—maybe order a whiskey and Coke and just enjoy?
At The Mob Museum, we want to add to your knowledge. Whatever your level of spirit education, from liquor novice to professional boozehound, pick a Saturday through October and visit the Museum to get a better understanding of the spirits that go into your cocktails.
In a blind tasting of four different spirits, your senses will be put to the test. Will your nose help you to detect subtle grain flavors? Will you be able to taste the differences between each spirit?
Guests will put their senses to the test during the 15-minute presentation, determining whether they can correctly identify gin from rum, or Scotch from bourbon.
Cost for a tasting of four spirits is $5. Note: Tips on how to impress your friends are free with the purchase of the tasting.
The event is sponsored by Johnson Brothers of Nevada.