Whisk(e)y Tasting | TT Liquor, London | TT - London

Whiskey Tasting

Learn about the origins of the famous spirit and how it has spread across the globe. Sample a different whisk(e)y from each of the major countries that make it – Scotland, Ireland, Canada, Japan, India and the United States – and discover the unique flavours characteristic of each country.

Each class lasts two hours, and every guest samples a handpicked selection of seven different whiskies whilst learning how to identify the distinctive traits and qualities of each region. Our whisky tastings begin with a whisk(e)y-based welcome cocktail.

Tasting Format

  • Length

    Recommended class lasts for two hours.

  • Reception Cocktail

    Enjoy a whisk(e)y cocktail before your tasting begins.

  • Introduction of Cocktail Class

    Your class instructor will outline the entertaining and rich history of whisk(e)y around the globe and how it became one of the world’s favourite spirits.

  • Taste a Range of Whisk(e)y

    Be guided through the seven major whisk(e)y-producing countries and the variations in their classic flavour profiles.

  • Afters

    All our guided tastings take place down in our atmospheric vaults, just around the corner from our subterranean cocktail bar, The Cellar Bar. Why not stick around to sample some of our seasonal menu after the class?

  • Browse Our Shop

    Exit through our specialist liquor store. Its hand-crafted wooden shelves are packed with a hand-picked and ever-rotating selection of rare bottles, customer favourites, and a wide range of products from some of our favourite local independent producers.

  • Our public whisk(e)y tastings run one Saturday per month from 3pm

Group Enquiry

If you want to make a private booking for a group, or have any specific needs that require our attention, our enquiry form is the fastest route to the answers you need. Once completed, one of our team will be in touch.

Group Enquiry


We have a range of dedicated event spaces in which to hold our tastings, Public Tastings are usually held for between around 10 and 20 people to ensure the most in-depth and interactive experience for all our guests but for private tastings we can accommodate up to 50 guests or even more with enough prior notice. Depending on class-size, you may find yourself in one of the following:

The Vaults
The former cells of the Victorian police station that once occupied our venue, now converted into intimate booths, perfect for smaller tasting sessions.

The Orangery
Our biggest event-space and studio, set amongst hanging plants and large windows, the Orangery is perfect for sunny days with its bright airy atmosphere. Its spacious, L-shaped layout means it’s the optimum room for our bigger tasting sessions.

The Cinema
Our Cinema features reclaimed tiered theatre-seating for up to 52 guests making it another great option for our larger tasting sessions.

Public Tastings

Our range of public tastings are perfect for smaller groups of five or less. We run a rotating selection of classes every Saturday at 3pm. At the moment, there’s rum, whisk(e)y, gin and tequila to choose from, and you’ll be joining a group of like-minded individuals.

Private Tastings

Our private tastings are perfect for groups of six or more keen to develop their appreciation for their chosen spirit. Every aspect of our private tastings are customizable, from your welcome drink all the way up to the bottles you’ll be working your way through on the day. Get in touch today to d

Gift Vouchers

Not sure when you want to join us? Buying for somebody else? Get yourself a gift voucher. Our vouchers are redeemable for any session of the chosen experience and are valid for a whole year from the date of purchase. You can choose a physical voucher and download the PDF printable version.

Gin Tasting

Join us on a journey through the long and fascinating history of gin, from the original jenever through to contemporary ‘new-age’ brands. Discover gin’s often illicit – and sometimes medicinal – past.

Rum Tastings

Discover the wild and colourful history of rum and sample a carefully chosen selection of the incredibly diverse spirit on one of our guided rum tastings. The story of rum is rife with corruption and piracy on the high seas – and the variety of flavours to enjoy is just as rich.

Cocktail Classes

Our cocktail classes are 100% interactive, every guest makes and drinks a selection of five cocktails using their own equipment and area behind one of our custom-built cocktail bars. Private bookings available, any time, any size.

Group Enquiry

If you want to make a private booking for a group, or have any specific needs that require our attention, our enquiry form is the fastest route to the answers you need. Once completed, one of our team will be in touch.

Group Enquiry

Previous One-Off Tasting Events

Teeling Whiskey Tasting with Alex Chasko

TT Liquor hosted a day of whiskey tastings, talks and tutelage as we welcomed independent Irish whiskey company Teeling to their home away from home at our Shoreditch establishment.

We’re lucky to have welcomed some amazing people through our doors, and master distiller Alex Chasko is certainly one of them.
An insatiably innovative person in the industry, Chasko has released a wide range of award winning whiskeys under the Teeling brand, and the 30 attendee barmen and women were guided through the day in safe hands.

Thanks in no small part to innovators like Alex, Teeling are certainly a company to look out for. Our discerning mixologists can’t get enough of their whiskey so we make sure our store is fully stocked with Teeling at all times.

After a welcome cocktail which showcased Teeling as well as Umbrella alcoholic ginger beer, guests were treated to a series of illuminating talks by Alex, who went through the finer points of proper Irish whiskey distillation.

They were then invited to taste a range of Teeling whiskies, including their small batch, single malt and single grain varieties, as well as their very own Poítin – a homage to the rebellious spirit underpinning Irish whiskey distillation.

To conclude the Teeling-themed day, attendees were invited down into our intimate cellar bar for yet another Teeling-inspired cocktail created by our knowledgeable bartenders.

Tasting Session – Hudson Bourbon

Legendary global Brand Ambassador Tony Vanaria Joined us for an intimate tasting of one of our favourite Bourbons – Hudson Whiskey.

Before Prohibition more than 1,000 farm distillers produced alcohol from New York grains and fruits. In 2005, Hudson brought the tradition of small batch spirits production back to the Hudson Valley and were responsible for changing state laws that eventually allowed craft distilleries in New York to begin selling to the public again, directly leading to the craft distilling revolution New York is currently experiencing.

We learned about the rather unexpected and accidental journey founders Ralph Erenzo and Brian Lee took to become one of the most in demand American whiskies in the world and, of course, we will get to taste each of their signature whiskies while we are at it – Hudson Baby Bourbon, Hudson Four Grain and Hudson Manhattan Rye.

Tony talked us through what makes them so unique and what inspired the founders to make them in the first place… and who knows there might even be a few prizes up for grabs too.

The Blend By Chivas Regal

Ever wondered about the science of whisky blending, or why certain whiskies are smooth as silk and others deliver quite the fiery kick?

Scotch blended whisky specialists, Chivas Regal gave guests a unique opportunity to delve into the fascinating world of Scotch and learn about the highly skilled process of making Chivas Regal blended Scotch whisky during their whisky blending workshop.

Global interest in Scotch whisky has never been higher. This is illustrated by the fact that Scotch whisky exports hit a record high last year, with bottles of the stuff making their way to drinking cabinets everywhere from Spain to Singapore, from France to the Florida coast.

Chivas know a thing or two about Scotch whisky, and have been practising the art of blending since James Chivas first started experimenting with some of the aged Scotch laid out in the cellar of his Aberdeen grocery store in the mid-19th century.
Led by their knowledgeable tutor, guests learned about the different processes that go into making grain whisky and single malts and the role each of these liquids, and their respective flavour profiles, play in the art of whisky blending.

Bar downstairs in the TT Cellar Bar.

Bar Bookings

Book yourself an alcove in our subterranean cocktail bar tucked away underneath our liquor store, the Cellar Bar. We serve out seasonal cocktail menus designed around different journeys or concepts accompanied by a soulful soundtrack.

Inside flagship venues liquor store

Online Liquor Store

We are gradually taking our Liquor store online, it includes a growing selection of bottles as well as vouchers for our entire range of experiences and ticketed events. Browse our full selection of wares, ranging from rare bottles, to mixers, to bartending staple.

A mixologist teaches a virtual cocktail class at TT Liquor on Kingsland Road, east London

Virtual Classes

In 2020 we took our cocktail classes digital, offering virtual versions of our interactive mixology masterclasses. We send you everything you need including all the spirits, liqueurs and mixers, fresh fruit and a full professional cocktail kit for you to keep afterwards.