Ever wondered about the botanicals in your gin, or how Scotch whisky is made? Learn more about your favourite tipple with our tasting workshops. Our interactive sessions are hosted across our venues, Rye & Soda, Bos’n and The Tippling House. Utilise all your senses as you learn about fermentation, distillation and maturation, nosing and tasting our selection of wines and spirits. Already know your way around Scotland’s whiskies? How about bourbon or Japanese whisky? Our tasting academy delivers a knowledgeable and interactive session that will open your eyes to new aromas and flavours.

See our current Tasting Calendar for up and coming events.
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WHISKY

@The Tippling House

The greatest whiskies in the world are arguably produced right here in Scotland. Explore classic malts from around Scotland, comparing the geographical styles from the Lowlands, Highlands, Speyside and Islay, witnessing the differences between an island/coastal malt and a mainland, a bourbon cask or a sherry finish, or a peated with an un-peated.
 

 

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WINE

@Rye and Soda

Begin your journey into the fantastic world of wine as we tutor you through four popular styles of wine, starting with an aperitif-style sparkling wine, followed by two white wines, a rose and two reds.
 

 

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GIN

@Rye and Soda

Currently enjoying a resurgence in both popularity and number of brands on the market, gin is no longer a mother’s ruin. Learn about the colourful history of gin, tasting five different styles of gin from oak-rested to navy strength, along with a number of Fever Tree tonics.
 

 

Gift vouchers are available to buy in person from Rye & Soda or by emailing tastings@10dollarshake.com

For corporate events or private group tastings of 12+ Download Tasting Academy brochure here and please contact us for a tailored quote by emailing tastings@10dollarshake.com

Terms & Conditions

  • All tastings require 100% advance payment to confirm the reservation and date. Payment can be by BACS, within the venue or with gift vouchers (for the specific venue only).
  • By booking a tasting with us, you benefit from a 10% discount off your food and drink bill, only redeemable on the day of your tasting. You can choose to dine at either The Tippling House or Rye & Soda, regardless of which venue you are having your tasting in. You will also receive a 10% off voucher for the Rye & Soda bottle shop, to be redeemed within 14 days.
  • We will endeavour to reserve your tasting at the venue of your choice, however due to a number of factors, including other pre-booked guests and certain days/times of the week, it may be necessary to hold your tasting at an alternative venue.
  • Cancellations with minimum 28 days advance notice will receive a 100% refund. Cancellations up to 14 days before the tasting will receive a 50% refund, whilst cancellations less than 14 days before will not be eligible for a refund.
  • The minimum numbers for a private tasting in 12. During peak times, tastings with less than 12 guests may be joined by other groups who have booked the same spirit or wine tasting.