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Whiskey or Bourbon?


All Bourbon is Whiskey, but not all Whisky is Bourbon! 

This immersive whiskey class is your passport to the fascinating realm of whiskey. From Bourbon to Scotch, Irish to Japanese, delve into the diverse styles and flavors of this beloved spirit.  Discover the secrets of whiskey production across different countries and regions, uncovering the nuances of aging and distillation. Prepare your palate for a tantalizing tasting journey featuring rare and award-winning selections, including Japanese Single Malt and 20+ year old Scotch.  But it’s not just about sipping – learn to decode labels, understand pricing factors, and master the art of pairing whiskey with food. Plus, gain insider tips on serving and cooking with whiskey.

Elevate your whiskey knowledge with passionate educators and indulge in a culinary treat prepared by chef Doreen Colondres.

Join us for an unforgettable evening of education, exploration, and exceptional whiskey!

Educator: Raj Sabharwal

All Bourbon is Whiskey, but not all Whisky is Bourbon!

We have a superb 90+ minute class for you. It is taught by our awarded whiskey educator Raj Sabharwal. Raj is WSET Level 3 certified in Spirits and the owner of Glass Revolution Imports. During this class, Raj will lead you through the history of whiskey/whisky, he will define how whiskey/whisky is made in different countries and regions, the many styles and about the aging process. We will, of course, taste! As we learn we will experience whiskies from around the world,  including Bourbon, Scotch, Irish, Indian, Japanese and more. We will taste some rare, award winning tipples, real Japanese Single Malt, a 20+ year old Scotch, and Amrut Single Malt from India. You will also become more comfortable reading labels, understanding what factors affect price, how to pair these spirits with food, how to serve them and even how to cook with them.

Don’t miss this great opportunity to learn from educators passionate about Whiskey/Whisky and to taste with an expert in the field. Raj has been recognized as “Whisky Importer of the Year” by Whisky Magazine’s Icons of America Whisky and World Whisky Ambassador by American Icon’s of Whisky Award.  To garnish the night, chef Doreen Colondres will prepare a yummy bite for you. 

*ALL CLASS SALES ARE FINAL.  We follow all safety requirements set by the CDC and the NC Government. If for any reason, VH needs to cancel or reschedule a class, we will give you a full refund.

Event Details

Date: Multiple Dates Available
Start time:
 6:30 p.m.
End time: 8:00 p.m.
Venue: The Loading Dock – (Parking available but Uber/Lyft is recommended)
Directions: 1053 E Whitaker Mill Rd, Raleigh, NC 27604, USA
Email: cheers@vitishouse.com

Vitis House Wine Classes Changes/Cancellations/Refunds

ALL CLASS SALES ARE FINAL. You can transfer your spot to someone else (at no cost). Please send us an email with the name of the person attending on your behalf.

Classes are subject to cancellation due to government safety measurements, severe weather conditions or low attendance. Check here for more details about our cancellation policies or contact us at cheers@vitishouse.com

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September 11, 2024

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Raleigh (Main House)

1053 E Whitaker Mill Rd #115
Raleigh, NC 27604

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