Ride the Whisky Tide with Young’s Pubs and Geronimo Inns from the ever-­Ã¢â‚¬Âgrowing popular producers of Japan, famous distilleries of Scotland to the American bourbons..  

With a focus on the growth of their whisky portfolio, the pubs plan to engage the curious customer with an appreciation for regional variances, flavour profiles and brand heritage. Ambassadors from iconic as well as exciting craft whisky brands including Chivas Regal, Jack Daniels, The Balvenie, Glenfiddich, Monkey Shoulder and many more, will be making guest appearances at various pub locations throughout the campaign for enthusiasts to enjoy evenings of whisky blending, tastings and food pairing.  

We tried an evening and left with a warm glow, not just from the whisky but from a new appreciation of the various world styles of whisky and the knowledge we’d acquired on how to best sip and sample to gain the best.

Each event can be found at various locations in and around London, where you’ll also be able to buy tickets www.youngs.co.uk/events

Japanese Whisky Ice Carving

Tickets cost £10

Be truly immersed into a Japanese  Whisky ice carving master class.  With the help of brand ambassador Zoran Peric, guests will be guided through the range of Japanese whiskies including, Hibiki, Yamazaki and Hakushu. Zoran will also demonstrate his impressive ice-­Ã¢â‚¬Âcarving skills and guests will get the opportunity to create their very own ice cubes and ice balls for cocktails served. A truly unique experience.  

Highlighted pubs include: Bull & Gate, Kentish Town (10th Feb),The Ship, Wandsworth (2nd March) and Hollywood Arms, Chelsea (17th March)  

Scotch Whisky Tasting  

Tickets cost £20

Be fully immersed into Macallan Highland Park and Laphroaig with the help of a Scotch whisky expert. Guests will be guided through a selection of Scotches, each scotch paired with a particular food: Highland Park with Haggis, Laphroaig with Scottish Cheese and Macallan with chocolate.

Highlighted pubs The Guardhouse, Woolwich (25th Feb)  

Beauty Meets the Beast Tastings -­Ã¢â‚¬Â Glenmorangie & Ardbeg

Tickets are free but booking is essential.

Sip samples of two superb whiskies, be a connoisseur in no time, experiencing the different tastes of the light and elegance of Glenmorangie compared with the strength and peatiness of malt Scotch Ardbeg.

Highlighted pubs:The Castle, Holland Park (25th Feb) and Cutty Sark (15th March)

Jack Daniels Whiskey Cocktail Master Class

Tickets cost £10

Be taken through through a tempting tasting of Lynchburg’s finest whiskey, Jack Daniels. Brand ambassador Cam Dawson will teach guests the difference between Tennessee Whiskey, Scotch and Bourbon and provide the essential tips on how to create the best whiskey cocktails.

Highlighted pubs: Dirty Dicks, City (10th March)

Meat and Whiskey Master Class

Tickets cost £15

Match smoky barbeque flavours with a wee dram and you have a match made in heaven. Jack Daniel’s brand ambassador, Cam Dawson, will teach guests how to carefully match whiskey cocktails with steaks and wings, to best enhance the robust flavours.

Highlighted pubs: The Crown, Chertsey (18th Feb) and The County Arms, Wandsworth (3rd March) and Dial Arch, Woolwich (23rd March)

The Balvenie & Cheese Pairing

Tickets cost £15

James Butin, brand ambassador of The Balvenie will be available to teach guests about the crafting of The Balvenie whisky. As part of the evening guests will be taught the process of carefully matching whisky with the appropriate cheeses, specially selected from the highly acclaimed London based, La Fromagerie.

Highlighted pubs: Coopers Arms, Chelsea (10th Feb) and The Alma, Wandsworth (10th March)

Monkey Shoulder McGuyver Cocktails

Tickets cost £15

To help guests prepare for their next party, Grant Neave, brand ambassador of Monkey Shoulder will be showcasing his cocktail making skills, crafting three marvellous cocktails with Monkey Shoulder that are simply perfect for any big event.

Highlighted Pubs: Duke’s Head, Putney (25th Feb) and The Cow, Westfield (31st March)

Discover Our Family

Tickets are free but booking is essential

If you have a desire to learn all about world renowned Glenfiddich whisky, then drop into one of the many mini master-­Ã¢â‚¬Âclasses and blind tastings held at various pubs. Guests can discover all about the process of making this iconic whisky including the production, ingredients and maturation. One not to be missed!

Highlighted pubs: The Coat & Badge, Putney (10th Feb) and The Chelsea Ram (23rd Feb)

Make Me A Makers

Tickets cost £10

For fans of the classic Old Fashioned, be guided through the history of American distilled whiskey brand, Maker’s Mark. Guests will get the chance to sample a Maker’s Mark Old Fashioned and learn how to make this iconic cocktail and even take home a bottled concoction – it’s the perfect nightcap!

Highlighted pubs:Duke on the Green, Parsons Green (11th Feb) and The Waterfront, Battersea (24th March).

Warm up with a whisky at Young’s and Geronimo this winter!