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Rum, also known as “kill-devil,” is secretly one of the most fascinating spirits categories in the world. There is a broad range of styles with incredible history dating back to the early 17th century when sugar was first discovered in Barbados. This class is particularly appropriate for New Englanders as Boston once was a legendary hub for rum. Unfortunately the category is also littered with terrible products that diminish the reputation of the entire class of spirits.
In this “Blind Tasting Challenge,” Nick Taylor, of Taylor & Taylor Whiskey Co., will take you through a brief history of rum, how it is made and how each style is distinct from one another. Nick will show you the difference between great rum and swill and he will equip you with the knowledge you need to blind identify the different types of rum in this interactive and very fun class. There will be a blind tasting competition with a great prize to the winner!
We'll also provide a local cheese and snack board from Appleton Farms, the Boston Public Market's local cheese purveyor that carries 100+ Massachusetts cheeses.
Tickets: $60 per Trustees member and $75 per nonmember. Members must bring their current member card and number. Join The Trustees and save! Members save between 20-40% off all classes in The KITCHEN. Join here.
Taylor & Taylor Whiskey Co. is a whiskey education company and nascent independent bottler. We offer a range of experiences from major events with master distillers to local seminars discussing the fundamentals of whiskey. In addition, we hunt for and bottle unique and exceptional barrels of whisk(e)y that we make available directly to our mailing list. More information can be found here: taylorwhiskey.com.
Nick and Zach Taylor are whiskey instructors, writers and travelers, having visited over 65 distilleries in the United States, Scotland and Japan and written numerous pieces. In addition to writing and speaking about whiskey, Nick and Zach are founders of Taylor & Taylor Whiskey Co., a nascent whiskey education company and independent bottler, which they are working hard to grow.
Nick and Zach love to be active in every part of the whiskey hobby and industry and their enthusiasm, first-hand involvement in sourcing whiskey and abundant whiskey knowledge make them entertaining and informative hosts (and very happy ones).