Taste 6 Whiskeys at Upper East Side Class

By Sybile Penhirin on July 28, 2014 2:52pm | Updated on July 28, 2014 5:02pm

 Flatiron Room's whiskey tasting includes 3/4 of an ounce of six different whiskey types.
Flatiron Room's whiskey tasting includes 3/4 of an ounce of six different whiskey types.
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UPPER EAST SIDE — Learn to taste the difference between scotch and single malt at a class coming soon to the Upper East Side.

Tommy Tardie’s Whiskey School workshop, which usually runs at The Flatiron Room, is popping up at the 92nd Street Y Aug. 7.

“Whiskey doesn’t have to be a bad memory from college," said Tardie who has been regularly teaching the class at his Flatiron whiskey and fine spirits parlor for the past two years. “It has so many different expressions. It’s all about drinking less and tasting more.”

The workshop, which is capped at 35 students and is close to selling out online, will cover the history of  bourbon, rye and whiskey and explore the liquors’ wide range of flavors, from bourbon to single malt scotch. The class will end with students tasting six whiskey samples, including scotch, single malt, bourbon and a rye new make.

The two-hour class costs $40, which is less than the $65 Tardie usually charges for a class at The Flatiron Room.

Tardie, 46, said he started the Whiskey School when he opened his bar in September 2012 because he saw the need for public education about the liquor.

“There are so many misconceptions about whiskey," Tardie said. "I often hear people telling me they don’t like whiskey but they like bourbon, and then act surprised when I tell them it’s the same thing."

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