Class notes:  Japan is known for more than a few things: cherry blossoms, sushi, and ramen – but when it comes to whiskey, the country is a bit of a newcomer. Their first whiskey distillery debuted in 1924, and they use rice (rather than barley, corn, wheat or rye) to create a notably different flavored spirit. Perfecting their craft has led to an explosion of popularity and acclaim in recent years.

Learn what makes Japanese spirits so special while enjoying a line up from the houses of Hakashu, Yamazaki, Nikka, and more. A spirit specialist will guide tasters through 5 top rated Japanese marks, in addition to creating 4 Japanese cocktails while mingling with friends and making new ones in between drink instruction.

Run Of Show: Intro, first cocktail instruction, social break/light music (10-15min), food buffet served, second cocktail instruction, social break/light music (15min), third cocktail instruction, social break/light music (15 min), final cocktail instruction, outro, social break/light music.

Cocktail Menu: Yuzu Collins, Sake & Plum Wine Cobbler, Toki Negroni, Nikka Coffey Gin & Tonic (The right way), Ways to enjoy fine spirits (a top rated Japanese marks) 

Food Menu: Sushi buffet + charcuterie and cheese pairings with bread, pita, and cracker boards. Assorted veggies, dips, hummus, and assorted sides will also be served.

What You Need: Make sure to bring your photo ID, arrive early and let us know of any allergies you have or any non-alcoholic substitutes you desire. If you are in a group, please provide the number of people in your group and a designated name.


Liquor Lab reserves the right to refuse service to any guest who appears or acknowledges to be intoxicated.